Tony Shomshor, Candidate for Online Student Senator

My name is Tony Shomshor, and I’m an 11-year veteran of the United States Air Force, where I conducted geopolitical/military analysis in locations around the world. While I start my first online graduate semester this fall, the demands of a work, life, education balance required by professionals from remote locations are not lost on me, having completed my undergraduate degree online. The convenience of learning at home comes with its own set of specific challenges that I am all too familiar with and could bring to the attention of UIS leadership. With years of analysis and problem solving under my belt, I am uniquely positioned to offer, not only identified problem of the online learner, but also solutions that can be easily implemented. I would be happy to share the insights I have gleaned while pursuing my education online to better support distance learners now and in the future.