Bailey is the only candidate without any formal SU government experience, but don't let this fool you. His understanding of the ins and outs of the VP events position is comparable to his opponents.
Bailey's main challenge is to gain understanding of the procedures surrounding the formal aspects of SU governance. His strong networking skills and his experiences in dealing with the musings of internal politics will help with this adjustment to SU life.
Recognizing the limitations of the "U of C Commuter Campus" mentality, Bailey believes the key to student apathy is motivation and accessibility. Creating a sense of community on campus will arise by "staying in contact" with students and clubs, coupled with an energized approach to organizing events on campus.
"VP Burn-Out Syndrome"--a common condition amongst well-meaning VP hopefuls--can easily set in after a few months at the SU. The question: is Bailey equipped with the necessary anti- bodies/skills to overcome this threat?
Of the three candidates, Bailey probably has the best chance of capturing the VP Events title. His strong campus connections will ensure a tight race between the three candidates. Start to finish, wire-to-wire, this will be a close one.
• Very knowledgeable in events portfolio
• Recognizes need for student involvement on campus, and associated problems
• Relevant experience with “internal politics”
• Lacks SU experience and understanding of inner-workings of su