Katie Schembri & Niko Klein, President & Vice President Candidates
Hi! You have reached Katie and Niko’s Biography! We have known one another since our Freshman Year in Del Rey North! We have been very lucky to serve LMU and our fellow Lions these last 3 years. Together, we are able to represent Service Orgs, Greek Life, club sports, admissions office, RHA, professional fraternities, Campus Ministry, ASLMU, and most importantly, we were both campus cuties. We decided to run on a three-pronged platform to allow student’s voices to be heard and make effective change on campus.
● Purposeful Programming: We find LMU students are passionate about more than just one organization. It makes it challenging to attend different club events and activities. We want to work with clubs to limit programming on campus and shift to purposeful programming. We want to meet with clubs and organizations to determine a set number of events they have a semester. We want to not only help alleviate the overwhelming Facebook invites you get every day, we want more availability for students to attend events they may not be a part of, help overbooking of classrooms and meeting spaces on campus, and create a more cohesive campus.
● Empowering Student Leaders: You shouldn’t have to be in ASLMU to make effective change on campus. We want to give students the tools to be their own voices on campus. We plan on making this plan a reality by having regular meetings with group organizations and hosting a “state dinner” with group Presidents and Vice Presidents in order to connect and network. We want all students to feel a part of ASLMU because every student IS a part of ASLMU.
● Servant Style Leadership: We both think the most effective kind of leadership is leading from the back. By empowering student leaders, we want to support Lion endeavors to change our campus culture. If we ask students to attend basketball games, you better believe we’ll be sitting in the Cage with you. We cannot ask the student body to do something and not do it ourselves. We want to lead by example and stand alongside of you.
Our slogan is, “It’s not about us, it’s about you.” We genuinely want to serve our community and get your projects and ideas done. So, Vote Katie and Niko for President and Vice President!