Danny Unruh and Annie Oliver have announced their campaign for
student body president and vice president. Both senators have served in
Student Senate for three years.
Unruh, junior in food science
and industry and political science, said he is running for president to
provide his service to the university since it has provided services
for him. Oliver, junior in life sciences, said that as vice president,
she wants K-State to maintain the practices that brought her to where
she is today.
The pair’s campaign is built on three beliefs, Unruh said.
“First, we believe in financial accountability,” he said. “Everything that happens financially in Anderson Hall must be transparent.”
He said that an Unruh/Oliver administration would be responsible
with student privilege fees. These fees are incorporated into the
tuition students pay and the senate allocates the funds for campus
groups, activities and services.
“Danny and I want the students to know where their money is going and why it is going where it is going,” Oliver said.
Another goal of the campaign is to create an enhanced classroom learning experience, Unruh said.
“We will focus on how K-State students like to learn,” Unruh said.
“The goal is to create an easy-to-understand message about what K-State
students want to see in their classrooms, from multimedia use to
The final component of the two’s platform focuses on sustainability
with three factors to focus on. Bringing K-State back into the top half
of Big 12 universities is the first goal. Unruh said he believes the
pair can do this by fixing minor issues that require minimal cost.
The campaign’s goal of sustainability involves responsible decision
making by Unruh and Oliver’s administration on behalf of students’
interests. Unruh said that the family atmosphere at K-State is
something he and Oliver wish to maintain. Unruh and Oliver also hope to
increase global diversity at K-State.
“Annie and I want a K-State degree to signify experience in
diversity and the global world we live in,” Unruh said. “Therefore, we
will support diversity programming and the Office of Study Abroad.”
Unruh and Oliver’s campaign motto for the election is “Believing in
You.” Unruh said that if their administration does its job to give
students the chance for success, K-State can be the best undergraduate
experience in the Big 12.
“We liked this motto because, as students of K-State, we have been
given the chance to engage in so much and to accomplish anything that
we set our minds to,” Oliver said. “K-State has believed in us and we
believe in K-State too.”
To view the campaign’s site, go to dannyandannie.org.