Seth Shiley fell in love with Cal U at first “site.” Shiley found the University online and knew it was a perfect fit before he ever set foot on campus. Two years later, it has become his home away from home.
“I’m really passionate about Cal U. It has been my home for the past two years,” says Shiley. “I love the University and the people. I love everything about it.”
He has become so invested in the campus community that he ran for Student Government president. He will lead the student organization during the 2018-2019 academic year.
“I ran for student body president because I have a passion for leading and giving back,” Shiley says. “I want to help the students and ensure that their voices are heard. My goal is to make sure everyone has a positive college experience.”
Shiley was active with student government at Cedar Cliff High School in Camp Hill, Pa., and he got involved during his first week at Cal U.
“We are always looking for ways to improve student government,” he says. “One of my main goals is to improve communication and get more students involved.”
Cal U Student Government organizes two major campus event each year: the Stuff-a-Bus holiday toy drive and The Big Event day of service. Shiley is already planning for a successful year.
“I’m most excited about The Big Event in the spring. It’s a rewarding experience helping out members of the California community,” he says. “This event allows us to create positive relationships between the students and our community.”
In addition to planning for the upcoming academic year, Shiley will hone his leadership skills by attending the I-LEAD® conference at West Chester University in July. He received a scholarship to cover his conference costs, and he is eagerly anticipating this professional development experience.
“I’m grateful to have this opportunity, and I hope to bring back information and ideas that will advance Cal U Student Government.”
Student Government meets at 4:15 p.m. every Monday during the academic year in the Natali Student Center, Rooms 206-207. Meetings are open to the entire student body.