Meet the New SGA President 5/2/2008 Author(s): Carol
After being elected as the Student Government Association's president last month, Tianna Williams sat down with BCnow in order to tell the rest of the campus a little more about herself.
Tianna is a junior peace and social justice studies major with a concentration in African-American studies. She currently works in the Center for Excellence in Learning Through Service as the community worker for Save the Children. Williams has been involved with the SGA every semester that she has been in attendance here at Berea.
“I began as a senator at large and then moved to sophomore class vice president for my first two years. I completed a semester abroad in Ghana which took me away from the SGA for a semester, but when I came back I got involved with the Board of Residents as a representative for Estill Street,” stated Williams.
Williams has served on several committees including the constitution and Opening Blind Eyes committees and feels that her work in these groups helped in her campaign because they taught her the value of both leading and following. She is truly passionate about peace and social justice as well as sustainability and the environment. Her commitment to these ideas translated into her platform known as “Awareness ~N~ Action.” The goals aim to tackle on-campus issues such as food service, public safety concerns and visitation all while bringing global awareness to the campus.
After serving her senior year in office, she plans to graduate and pursue a master’s degree in peace and social justice in either Argentina or Costa Rica. Williams believes firmly that “you must first believe in yourself so that others will believe in you and your dreams.” Williams claims that she wants her administration to be “just like a summer breeze. We want to leave students with the feeling of satisfaction and contentment, knowing that we were there for them when needed.”
Below is Tianna Williams’ message to the campus community.