Getting to Know Your President

Meet Byron T. Williams, president of Student Government

by Published: Dec 5, 2012

Student Government is one of the many orga­ni­za­tions on cam­pus in which stu­dents are encour­aged to take an active role.

The mis­sion of Student Government is “to rep­re­sent stu­dent inter­ests in all aspects of cam­pus life as well as main­tain open chan­nels of com­mu­ni­ca­tion between stu­dents, fac­ulty, staff, admin­is­tra­tion and the Big Rapids community.”

There are many dif­fer­ent ways for stu­dents to become rep­re­sen­ta­tives includ­ing through their col­lege, reg­is­tered stu­dent orga­ni­za­tion (RSO) or fraternity/sorority.

“Student Government is an orga­ni­za­tion where stu­dents can rep­re­sent either their col­lege or an RSO on cam­pus,” Byron Williams, pres­i­dent of Student Government, said.  “We serve the pur­pose of strength­en­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion between the com­mu­nity, stu­dents and admin­is­tra­tion while pro­vid­ing qual­ity events and ser­vices to stu­dents. We also pro­vide oppor­tu­nity for RSOs to put on their own events through fund­ing from the Student Activity Fund, which is allo­cated through Finance Division and Student Government.”

To become pres­i­dent of Student Government, one has to col­lect 200 sig­na­tures and then be voted into the office.

“I joined the Residence Hall Association my fresh­man year,” Williams said. “A mem­ber of the exec­u­tive board sug­gested that I join Student Government because he was a mem­ber of their exec­u­tive board as well. Before run­ning for pres­i­dent, I had been an active mem­ber since 2009.”

Students are encour­aged to get involved with Student Government and make their voices heard across campus.

“The best way stu­dents can make use of Student Government is by join­ing the orga­ni­za­tion and rep­re­sent­ing their col­lege or RSO and pro­vid­ing a voice for their respec­tive groups,” Williams said.

Student Government does many things across cam­pus from fund­ing RSOs and giv­ing voice to stu­dents across cam­pus. If this is some­thing that inter­ests you, Student Government meets at 5 p.m. at the Centennial Dining Room in the Rankin Student Center on Tuesdays.

  • Duane J. Roberts Jr.

    Haha your wel­come Byron and Ferris State University!