Name: Racheal Pozerski
Major: Marketing and Management
Graduation Year: 2013
Hometown: Plymouth, MA
HC: How did you first get involved in Senate? Did you always want to be the President?
RP: I actually knew nothing about Senate until the Spring of my Sophomore year. When I was attending the Learn Weekend Experience (as a participant), Angela Marchio (a coordinator of the weekend and Senator) took me aside and told me that I would be a great addition to Senate. After having a long discussion about Senate with Angela, I decided to run. In April, I was sworn into Senate and the rest is history. During my time as a Senator, I never considered running for President, nor did I ever think that it would be a possibility. However, my views changed after running Parents and Family Weekend 2011, Chairing the Public Relations Committee, and helping create the petition for the Bryant Center. Towards the end of Fall 2011, I had many fellow Senators recognize my potential. They believed that I would make an excellent President for the 2012-2013 year if I was interested in the position. After some consideration, I made an announcement in the Spring semester that I would be running for President.
HC: What are your responsibilities as president?
RP: There are several different responsibilities as President, which can all be found in our constitution. Just to list a few:
- Preside over formal meetings of the Executive Council and Legislative Body
- Act as the formal representative of the Senate to the Student Body and Administration
- Act as the liaison between the Student Senate and the Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA)
- Serve as a member for the Student Affairs committee of the Board of Trustees
- Serve as an active member of the National Alumni Council (NAC)
- Attend Student Presidents Advisory Council (SPAC) meetings
- Along with the Executive Council, uphold the constitution and by-laws
- Use Robert’s Rules of Order as a guideline
HC: What is the hardest part of your job? The best part?
RP: Well since my job has just started, I think it is a little early to say what the hardest part of my job is. Thankfully, the previous President, Yohann Shroff adequately prepared me for this year. As for the best part of my job, it is having the privilege to serve students.
HC: Is there anything else at Bryant you are involved in?
RP: Actually, over the three years that I have spent at Bryant, I have been involved quite a lot. Although most of the activities I was involved in took place during Freshman year, I am glad to say that I have finally found the right fit. In addition to Senate, my involvements include: ISO, Audio Visual Student Worker, co-founder and VP of Administration of PSE (Co-ed Professional Business Fraternity), Campus Conversations on Race (CCOR) facilitator, and 4MILE Peer Counselor.
HC: What has been your best experience at Bryant so far?
RP: If I was to narrow it down to my best experience at Bryant thus far, I would say it was the Learn Weekend Experience. This past Spring (2012), I was a facilitator for the program. I was given the opportunity to help students find their inner leader. It was one of the most rewarding, emotional, and enlightening experience that I have been on. My team (facilitators) and the participants were amazing. I would do the experience again in a heartbeat!
HC: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
RP: Well hopefully after I spend my summer at Liberty Mutual, I will be able to gain more insight. As of now, I am looking over my career options. However, I can tell you that I will be attending graduate school.