Austin Verthein, Candidate for Student Representative to the Board of Trustees

My name is Austin Verthein, and I am running to be your Student Representative to the Board of Trustees for the 2020-21 schoolyear. As your SGA Treasurer and Chair of SOFA this year, I’ve had the pleasure of not only working with students, but administrators too. As treasurer, I built relationships with organizations so students had events to attend that promoted student interaction and a positive environment on campus. In the face of tuition increases, I stood up to administrators and voted No to increase tuition and fees for years to come. I will never vote to increase the cost of attending UIS as trustee, as salaries for administrators continue to rise. It is imperative that we have a representative that has the guts to fight for what is right for the student body of UIS, and if you elect me, I promise to fight for exactly that.