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Profile: Kyle Winston
Profile: Kyle Winston
By Kristina Lundblad
Presidential hopeful and frat boy Kyle Winston believes that as a University Students' Council outsider, he can present fresh ideas to benefit the entire Western community.
"I have a love of this school," said the third-year political science student. "I see an area in which I believe, with my ability, I can make a difference."
Winston is a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and has been involved in several USC clubs, like the Western Investment Club, the Jewish Students' Union, the Water Buffaloes and the Purple Spur.
"I see lots of students losing faith and getting angry with the USC I want to make a difference. I know I can," he said, in reference to why he is running for president.
"We only have a couple thousand come out and vote that's been on my mind," he said. "I want to get people back involved."
Winston said he has done a lot of volunteering in the London community and even incorporated these experiences into his platform, calling on the USC to build stronger community relations.
In terms of financial responsibility, Winston said he is also currently VP-finance for the Interfraternity Council. He would like to see the USC become more fiscally responsible by distributing quarterly financial reports.
As well, Winston said the USC needs to build a stronger alumni base so students can benefit from the knowledge and experience of former Mustangs.
Campus safety is also a concern for Winston, who said he has already spoken with the University Police Department about producing campus safety reports on a regular basis.
Applying for government bursaries, which are set aside specifically for student safety, is another goal of Winston has for the USC.
Public speaking ability and planning and organization skills are what Winston said would help him be an effective leader for the student body.
"I believe I bring a new outlook toward how the USC can be run, to best realize maximum effectiveness," he said.