LENNON WESLEY III

SENATE CANDIDATE

CANDIDATE STATEMENT

Hello Trojans! My name is Lennon Wesley III, a current sophomore from Las Vegas, Nevada, pursuing dual degrees in Business Administration and Philosophy, Politics, and Law. Outside of my studies, I am passionate about poetry, sports, and the University of Southern California. Due to this, I’m running for the office of Senator in order to help continue to push our great University forward. As an African American, first generation, dual-degree student, I feel that I can bring a unique perspective to the Undergraduate Student Government; helping the University to continue to grow and thrive. From championing student influence on important University decisions to pushing for adequate representation of the many varying student experiences/backgrounds, I plan to contribute to the realization of the Trojan Family concept by providing students with the resources that they need. In the past I have been the President of South Residential College, am the current President of Nemirovsky and Bohnett Residential College, and gladly serve as the Legislative Aide for the USG Senate. In this, I feel that I have been well prepared to step into a greater role in order to serve the University that I love. Fight On!

PLATFORM POINTS
  • Obtaining greater resources for students, including student access to resources such as a wider scope of treatment and coverage options under Engemann Health Center/University insurance, more University cost of attendance transparency, greater access to college-life support/ “adulting” resources, etc.
  • Student representation in University decisions. This includes but is not limited to representation of Greek Life with ever-changing University Greek Life policies, student representation on the Executive Boards for each academic school, and greater student influence on Board of Trustee decisions.
  • Increased diversity of student representation. This by way of increased programs and resources for minority student assemblies, greater display of minority cultures, and extended minority student inclusion in the admission processes.
  • Student academic needs. Specifically, I will focus on more defined policies with academic grading systems, policies that reconcile between students’ personal lives and their strenuous academic requirements, and a more open dialogue with students about professor qualifications and performance.
  • University transparency and cohesion. By including students in the decision-making process, and increasing cohesion between academic schools, students can be provided with a greater academic experience and understanding of policies and procedures.