Ethan Kesler is a sophomore majoring in business administration.
1. Tell us a bit about yourself — any clubs, hobbies or major plans for the future?
“During my time at Binghamton [University], I’ve been an active member in a number of different student organizations. Outside of serving as the current president of Endicott Hall, I have been involved in groups on campus such as Chabad, Math Club, Finance Society and the spikeball team. My plan for the future is to continue pursuing a career in data science. I’m an enthusiast of the TV show “Survivor” (probably an understatement), and enjoy singing, running and watching sports.”
2. What is your platform?
“Accessibility, accountability, availability. These three words encapsulate my ‘A+ Promise’ for the [BU] student body. [BU] students deserve better access to academic and mental health resources, they deserve accountability from organizations that serve the [BU] community and availability to the students who represent them. I believe that diversity and inclusion of all will push our [BU] community to excellence, and by improving the lives of [BU] students we will be able to tackle the major issues facing our campus. I will continually advocate for those who feel their voices have been silenced. This advocacy will extend past the traditional office hours with a newly implemented open door policy. I intend to create a transparent and approachable atmosphere in my office to enable a smooth flow of ideas. New ideas like my Hug-a-Homie Initiative and True Snow Days will make campus feel like home. A vote for me is a vote for an A+ Future.”
3. Why did you decide to run for an SA E-Board position?
“If there is one thing I enjoy most, it’s serving the community. Whether on Friday nights helping serve dinner at Chabad, visiting nursing homes in the Binghamton area or being president of Endicott Hall, serving the community has allowed me to say thank you for all that Binghamton has done for me. If given the opportunity to be president, I will continue to put the community first, allowing me to give it the biggest thanks I know how.”
4. Why should students vote for you?
“Because an outsider’s perspective is needed to create real change. Despite others having more traditional qualifications, I believe my experiences are better suited for the position of SA president, because my point of view is strictly through the lens of the students. I am not relegated to the blind spots that manifest in those who have been part of an organization for too long. I will bring a unique and therefore advantageous perspective on the issues that are most pressing to the [BU] students.”