My name is David Wise, I served last year on the SGA as Student Senator for the College of Education and Human Services. Before I volunteered for the position on the SGA, it had remained vacant for several years. While I served on SGA I was appointed to the Disciplinary Committee, Academic Integrity Committee, and a few others. Since serving on both the SGA and these committees I have learned a lot about the university, how it functions, and how to best represent my fellow students. I have recently worked with OLAS (Organization of Latin American Students) to successfully pass a resolution supporting the Illinois DREAM Act through the SGA. This resolution is one that is beneficial to all students by helping to increase diversity on our campus. Over the past year, I have demonstrated my ability to communicate effectively with students of all backgrounds and find meaningful resolutions to issues that they face. While I have served on the SGA, I have also been a vocal member of the organization and have always been willing to fight for the various views of students on campus. I am running for the Senator at Large position because I believe that I would be a strong advocate for important issues to the students of UIS and will also be available to hear student concerns. I would appreciate your vote in the upcoming SGA election and I hope to meet as many of my fellow students as possible during this campaign.