Senatorial Candidates: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
There are 2 seats open for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and 2 candidates running.
Frank Manning (Grow)
I love the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Having been their senator for the past year, I know how to advocate for the College of Ag well. I long to serve the school that has given me more opportunities than I can count. I love to listen to others. I long to serve them, and I would continue to do that well if re-elected as the senator for the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.
I plan to support the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences by making South Campus safer. There are many crosswalks that have no slow down or stop signs near them, making them potential risk factors for students. I desire to designate signs for these crosswalks so cars and buses will be further incentivized to slow down for the safety of the student body. These signs are not limited to South Campus. For example, outside the new BDM dorm, there is a safety issue with the crosswalk. Therefore, I will begin a campaign to make crosswalks safer and more recognizable across campus. I plan to advocate for more parking on South Campus. With the building of the new Poultry Science Building, South Campus has lost a great deal of parking, especially outside of the Science Library. I plan to advocate for more parking and different restriction hours in certain lots to ease the stress of students who commute to school. I have worked with UGA parking services in the past on different projects and feel this can be done in time. Lastly, I plan to begin meeting with students in Conner Hall on a monthly basis. In the past, the senators of the College of Agriculture have been out of touch with the students they represent. These meetings will be open to any student or administrative staff of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. I will listen to the needs of the school and advocate for those needs.
Jackson Merkl (Grow)
The student body would benefit by our initiative to make change in the College of Agriculture and Environmental sciences by implementing much needed safety and efficency measures. With new buildings being built and the Agricultural college expanding, the new and current members of the Agricultural college would benefit from our desire to improve their experience in and outside of the classroom.
Crosswalk signs for south campus and outside of Black Diablo Miller hall, Parking improvements on south campus by the new poultry science building, and monthly meetings in Connor hall with the Senators where students could have their voice heard.