I recently had the opportunity of speaking with Kelsey Spaulding the current student senator for The College of Applied Science and Technology (COAST). She will hold the same position next year. I was immediately impressed by the energy and confidence she exuded as we introduced ourselves and walked through the Shepherd Union Building towards a more subdued area.
We settled on the walkway traversing the main common area of the student center. It was early in the afternoon, and many of the students had departed for home or work, yet a steady stream of people still meandered and socialized around us. I discovered Kelsey is an interior design major one year away from graduation and that she has a deep passion for the subject. In fact, the only thing she had a deeper passion for than interior design was Weber State University, a passion which became clearer and clearer with each subsequent question.
Having been raised in Ogden and with both parents having attended Weber she has always been involved even as a young girl. Attending sporting events and various on-campus activities throughout the years have instilled an undying sense of pride in Kelsey for Weber.
There was no doubt in her mind after high school where she would attend college, and the Student Involvement and Leadership organization provided the perfect outlet for her boundless passion for Weber. Her primary objective for being a student senator for COAST is to bring all the different departments and their resources together to increase collaboration and networking opportunities. She believes that through this unification, everyone will produce better products and increase their opportunities in the professional world.
Kelsey’s idea of collaboration and networking was embodied by her campaign for student senator during which she gained assistance by outsourcing for the creation of her posters and video. “I would never have been able to do it all on my own. I am so thankful for all the people who helped with my campaign,” said Kelsey.