Ex-SGA President visits Capitol Hill
Golfarini attends conference
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 22:04
ormer SGA President Julian Golfarini enjoyed taking a peek inside the White House when he participated in the first ever Na- tional Campus Leadership Coun- cil April 14-15.
The conference brought to- gether a large number of student body presidents from across the nation, Golfarini said. Through this event, the Capitol hopes to create a connection to students at colleges and universities, and gather feedback on varying is- sues.
“If [the president of the Unit- ed States] has an idea and needs student opinion on it, he would be able to then send it to us and we could ask all of our students,” Golfarini said. “I think that’s a very cool aspect of the group.”
A wide range of issues was covered at the event, from uni- versity topics to larger national
issues, Golfarini said.
“We discussed a variety of
topics — job creation, voter reg- istration, sustainability, making social change, social entrepre- neurship and also the best prac- tices that we do at our universi- ties,” he said.
The conference was a suc- cessful way to use other student leaders to bounce around ideas for their schools, Golfarini said
“The banning of bottled wa- ter is something a lot of the oth- er presidents asked me about, and I was able to give them tips and suggestions,” Golfarini said. “When we are trying something new, we can use this group as a sounding board for tips on how to get it done or even better alter- natives.”
While the leadership confer- ence is set to be annual, Golfarini said he has no information on a summit next year.