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Nick Huber, PΔ'12, Elected Student Body President at Miami University

Wednesday, April 06, 2011   (2 Comments)
Posted by: Teri Forsythe
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Nick Huber, PΔ'12, Elected Student Body President at Miami University

Current Executive Council Undergraduate Representative and former #1, Nick Huber, PΔ'12, has been elected to serve Miami University as its 2011-2012 Student Body President.

Brother Huber ran as part of the self-titled Legacy Party, advocating the increase of institutional pride as a solution to the many challenges facing Miami University.

In addition to his involvement with Chi Psi and the Associated Student Government (ASG), Huber has been incredibly involved on the Miami University campus. The Finance major is Vice President of External Relations for the Business Student Advisory Council, President of the Investment Banking Club, and a Brother of Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity. He is also active in the Red Dot Campaign and has served as a Resident Assistant for Dennison Hall's International Business LLC and spent five weeks in China studying business and culture.

After hearing the good news, we had the opportunity to interview Brother Huber and find out his motivations for seeking office and his plans for the future of Miami University:

How long have you participated in Associated Student Government at Miami?

I was not involved in Associated Student Government (ASG) at Miami until this Spring. I actually decided to run for Student Body President before I became involved. After my decision, I began going to Student Senate meetings as an observer and was fortunate enough to be elected as an Off-campus Senator in February to replace someone who had to resign.

Why did you decide to run for Student Body President?

My decision to run for Student Body President was much like my decision to run for #1 of Alpha Rho Delta my sophomore year. I decided to run for #1 because several of the Brothers told me that they saw in me an ability to lead the Alpha that I had never before recognized. I decided to run for Student Body President because many of my friends and mentors in ASG and other student organizations said they saw in me that same ability to lead the Student Body. The people around me helped me realize that the people that make up the Miami Community—my friends, classmates, and Brothers—are the reason that I came to this school, the reason that I love this school, and the reason that I am driven to succeed here. The opportunity to represent the people that I care so much about and to improve their experience is why I took the plunge.

Tell us a few of the things that the Legacy Party is interested in seeing happen at Miami.

The reason that we chose the name Legacy Party is because we conceptualize the Miami Experience as a continuum. The lifestyles that we currently enjoy as a Student Body have been made possible by the contributions of the students who preceded us—the past generations of Miamians. The next generation of Miamians is counting on us to be stewards of the Miami Experience and to improve the university in a way that will make them enjoy a higher quality of life than each of us do. We want to educate and engage students with the legacy that they inherit as Miamians and to empower students to leave their own legacy behind.

How do you think your experience with Chi Psi, both in your Alpha and on the national level, has prepared you for the challenges you will face as Student Body President?

I think my experience with Chi Psi has been invaluable in preparing me for the role of Student Body President. The Student Body President position demands such a diverse set of leadership competencies that I would not possess if it weren't for the Fraternity. I would not be able to motivate individuals into action had I not been #1, I would not be as effective in advocating for students had I not been an Undergraduate Representative to the Executive Council, and I would not be as good of a listener and empathizer had I not been a Brother of Chi Psi.

How did your Chi Psi Brothers help you as you sought this office?

The Brothers were really the machine behind my campaign. They provided the human resources that I needed when it came to distributing campaign materials, mobilizing voters, and connecting with various student organizations. They also provided the personal support I needed when it came to devising political strategy and dealing with the roller coasters of the campaign trail.

Tell us a little about the other members of the Legacy Party that you chose to run alongside.

I ran along with Matt Frazier as my VP and Meghan Wadsworth as my VP of Student Organizations. Matt is a former president of Sigma Phi Epsilon and former VP of Facilities Management for the Interfraternity Council. He and I met through our Greek Community involvement, and he brought a great deal of ASG experience to the ticket. Meghan is unaffiliated but was invaluable as a veteran on the Executive Cabinet of ASG and as an unopposed candidate for VP of Student Orgs.

What are you most looking forward to with this new position?

I am most looking forward to working with some of the brightest and most driven leaders on campus and to see the initiatives we pursue result in tangible manifestations of our shared vision.

Comments...

Todd A. Fouts says...
Posted Monday, April 11, 2011
Way to go Nick!
Andrew Dewing says...
Posted Thursday, April 07, 2011
And a Ray Scholar on top of all that!

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