Yo, man! Meet your new Interim VP Internal

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The Fanshawe Student Union has a newly elected Interim Vice President of Internal Affairs. The previous VP, Sam Slade, resigned her position, leaving a hole in the FSU lineup. The Student Administrative Council recently elected Jason Yeoman as the new Interim VP Internal.

"I had to go through the same nomination process, I had to fill out the forms and get my 40 signatures and go through all of that. There were four candidates who ran at the last SAC meeting and then (SAC) voted," explained Yeoman.

After attending the University of Western Ontario, Yeoman completed the Business Marketing program here at Fanshawe College. He is currently completing the Business Administration Advanced Diploma in Marketing and will be graduating this year.

As the Interim VP Internal, Yeoman's responsibilities are varied. "I communicate with all of the clubs regarding any issues or concerns they're having, I run all the different awareness weeks (alcohol awareness, sexual awareness, environmental awareness). I have some focus in on the health plan as well as the bus pass and attending all of the different meetings and events at the college," he explained.

Yeoman will also be responsible for preparing the elected VP Internal for the next school year. "I will also make sure that the next VP Internal has all the available materials and the communications and contacts to be able to hit the ground running when they take over the position in April," he said.

Even though there are only a few months left in the school year, Yeoman said he hopes that he can have a positive impact on the lives of Fanshawe students. "I want to encourage (students) to come up to the FSU offices if they're having a problem, if they want something addressed or discussed, or if they have an idea. Please come up and communicate it with us — that's the only way we know what students want, so feel free to have that open communication."

"I definitely encourage everyone to run for student elections. It's a fantastic opportunity to get involved further with the school. You can definitely learn a lot about yourself and a lot about the institution that you attend, so I think it's a fantastic opportunity to get engaged," he continued.

You can contact Yeoman by email at fsuinternal@fanshawec.ca or by phone at 519.452.4109 ext. 6305. Members of the Fanshawe Student Union are also always happy to have visitors, so you can swing by room SC2001 in the Student Centre.