Christie Myers has shown her dedication to serve the students of Pepperdine since she first became a Wave. Now, Myers looks forward to the year ahead when she will serve as the president of the Student Government Association.
“I am excited for this position because I am passionate about what is going on at Pepperdine, and about strengthening community, and getting to know everyone here,” Myers said.
Upon hearing that she had been elected, Myers said that she gave a smile and thumbs up to those in her class who had helped her in her campaign and awaited the answer alongside her. She was thrilled and already prepared to continue to serve the student body at a higher level.
Myers serves on SGA as junior class president, so in no way is she a novice when it comes to policy and student government. Myers was also freshmen class president for the class of 2013.
“I started with SGA my freshmen year,” Myers said. “I campaigned right after NSO and loved meeting a lot of new people.”
Myers added: “I enjoyed it because it got me involved in the community so that I could serve them through policy, something I am passionate about.”
As Myers looks ahead to the upcoming school year, she remains passionate and hopes to serve in ways never done before.
“I am excited about strengthening community through strong networks,” Myers said. “I look forward to providing SGA with resources and equipping them to better serve the students.”
As SGA president, Myers will be present at all SGA weekly meetings, provide assistance to class officers and lead discussions on policy that will affect the student body.
The current junior is double majoring in Spanish and International Studies, with an emphasis in Political Science. This year, she and other junior officers have been the leading minds behind junior class events such as town hall meetings and the Junior Class Paint Party.
As SGA president, Myers looks forward to making more advancement in initiatives that have begun this year such as the Lovernich renovations.
For Myers, it is all about making sure the students have a voice, that ideas are heard and implemented properly. Her excitement is clear when it comes to her hopes for next year’s SGA.
“I want SGA to be constantly involved in the community,” Myers said. “Also I want us to work as a team so that everyone enjoys what they are doing.”
Myers added: “I want people to know where to come, and that means strengthening communication between all student groups.”
During the campaign, Myers shared her objectives if elected.
“I will maintain a focus on policy and advocacy as a professional means of appealing to administrators with student concerns,” Myers said. “I will approach policy with the goal of promoting community by removing irritants and improving community space, and by working closely with all student groups and campus departments in order to support events and initiatives that unify the student body.”
As a Buenos Aires program alumna, Myers hopes to reach out and better connect the students who are abroad with the Pepperdine community in Malibu next year.
“Even though I was sad that I could not serve on SGA my sophomore year, I learned a lot while I was abroad,” Myers said.
Myers has been thinking of new ways for students abroad to feel fully connected to events on Seaver’s main campus, and for those students in Malibu to hear of the adventures of those abroad.
She wants to build Pepperdine into a stronger community as she serves on the SGA executive board.
“My goal is for SGA to have a strong and consistent presence for the students,” Myers said. “I want people to know that they are always free to come and talk to me and share their ideas.”