Jori Chatman, Candidate for Vice President of University Planning Committee


Jori Chatman—the unopposed candidate for vice president of the University Program Council and a junior biology major—said her position as service chair for UPC has made her interested in getting more students involved in service events next year.

“I’m passionate about helping others,” she said. “I want students to know they can make a difference.”

Having served as a member of freshman forum and a sophomore delegate for UPC, Chatman said she feels it is important for students to get involved in events and organizations on campus. She said she will work as vice president of UPC to create more opportunities for students to get involved.

“I want to make school about more than just going to class,” she said.

An important aspect of being the vice president of UPC is being accessible to students, Chatman said.

“I want to be a known face on campus that students know they can come to,” she said. “I don’t just want to be seen at my own events. I want people to see me everywhere on campus.

“Students shouldn’t be afraid to come talk to me.”

Chatman said she is using this year to prepare for the many requirements and responsibilities of a vice presidency.