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T. Mike Kirakosyan (2 year)

T. Mike Kirakosyan (2 year)

To the student body:

My name is T. Mike Kirakosyan and I am running for the 2-year Student-At-Large University Center Board member position. All of the work I have done at HSU has had one unifying goal: bringing power back to students.  Among the many reasons is that the 7k+ we pay in tuition demands more respect than we receive.

What is the UC Board?
The University Center is our student union that houses the HSU Bookstore, Clubs & Activities, Associated Students and other organizations. The UC Board is the governing council that controls budgets, policies, long-term planning and other aspects of the University Center.

Why the UC Board?
I have extensive experience with most of the organizations that run through the UC Center. This insight will be valuable when voicing student opinions on the board, which consists of students, staff and administration.

Why should you vote for me?
I am a strong advocate for student rights. I passionately believe in empowerment, coalition building and shifting power dynamics between students and administration. Almost every amazing program at Humboldt State was created by students, including the MultiCultural Center (MCC), the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) and many more. Through my position as the co-chair of the Queer Resource Center Development Committee, I have made it clear that we are creating the students’, rather than administrations’, vision of an institutionally funded queer center. I want to bring this student-driven attitude to the UC Board.

Bottom Line…
The student voice is the most important way to improve campus life. I will make sure that your voice is not just heard, but YELLED and RESPECTED.

A sample of my past & current experience:
Co-Chair – Queer Resource Center Development Committee (09/14-present)
Assistant Director – Eric Rofes Multicultural Queer Resource Center (08/14-present)
Legislative Vice President – Associated Students (05/14-present)
Student Representative - Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Planning Task Force (01/15-present)
President – Queers & Allies Council (09/13-01/15)

With respect,
T. Mike Kirakosyan
Candidate – Student-At-Large UC Board member