Riley Quinlan – Candidate Student Trustee
Hello, UIS! I’m Riley Quinlan and I’m in my second term as the External Vice-President of the Student Government Association. I live on East Campus in Bluebell Court and work as the International House Coordinator and as a Student Ambassador, proudly promoting UIS. I have worked within a broad spectrum of diverse cultures which is exemplified by the world we live in.
These past two years, I co-chaired the Nickname and Mascot Task Force with President Aaron Mulvey. This was a rather different and complex issue that was effectively resolved over winter break after several meetings and conference calls. During the General Assembly’s Veto session, I contacted UIS alumni and diligently worked with them to arrange a committee meeting with Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon.
I had the pleasure of chairing the SGA External Affairs Committee, assisting the UI Alumni Association with one of the largest events of the year: U-of-I-Day at the Capitol, spearheading the UIS “delegation” with much helpful assistance from Secretary Samia Ahmad. I also worked with the Alumni Association with the new Letter-Writing Campaign, sending personal messages to federal legislators; UIS sent more than UIUC and UIC combined. I have assisted with the Student Union and its continual updates, and I look forward to oversee its progress and planning sessions on the Board of Trustees.
I enjoy working closely with people, establishing working relations that never expire, as well as maintaining a personable rapport with my fellow students. I am eager and determined to work with a collaboration of elected individuals to strengthen what UIS has to offer; and above all, to serve the students whom I proudly represent. I have another year at UIS and I will gladly continue the legacies we have started. Every vote counts…Make that vote yours.