Each year Trevecca students elect classmates to serve as their voice on campus. Student government leaders plan events and communicate with the administration on the behalf of students. The TrevEchoes has asked each member of the executive council some questions, including how you can contact them and what they think the most important issues are on campus. Each day we will feature a council member.
Name: Bailey Bussell
Position: Vice President
Major: Religion with Missions Minor
Hometown: Lakeland, FL
How should students contact you?
Students can reach me through my e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook.
How do you plan to stay connected to students to make sure their voices are heard?
I plan to make myself available to students if they need me. I want the students to know they can always approach me if they want to talk about something and that their opinion is valued—this is our job as SGA representatives.
What, in your opinion, are the three most important issues facing students at Trevecca and how will you address them?
We are all here to prepare for something. Whether we are freshmen or seniors, my hope is that we can live with that preparation always in mind. Trevecca is a family, and my hope is that we can just become more of a family. One that supports and encourages one another as we are all figuring out what our “real” life is going to look like. I believe that the student body of Trevecca is a great community already, but I am excited to see our community continue to grow and leave a legacy for years to come. It’s a cool thing to be a part of.
When you are faced with big or important decisions what do you do?
I try to remember to go to God first with important decisions, but I really like to hear what other people have to say (I have a feeling I’m not alone in this). So usually I will ask those closest to me for advice and guidance…this is something I need to work on. I never feel peace about something until I bring it to God. It’s the simplest thing to just take something to him first, but so easy to forget.
What are your two top priorities for the position you hold?
As ASB vice president I hope to offer some discernment on how our money is spent—we need to be good stewards of the gifts we have. When I am not taking care of the details, I plan to offer support to the other branches of SGA and help them in any area they need.