More than likely you have seen campaign signs all over if you have been on campus lately. This is because it is election season here at Texas State, and candidates are preparing for the battle at the ballot box during Associated Student Government voting next week. All teams seem to pale in comparison to one, even though there are some great students in the running this year, —and Alison Sibley.
What makes the McDaniel-Sibley campaign so strong is their three-tier platform that has become the forefront of their identity. “Enriching academics, engaging students and enhancing national recognition,” are the three things these two candidates focus on when telling their fellow Bobcats about why they should be elected into office.
Something exceptional about theirapproach is how important academics are to their campaign. Examples of this include their desire to create better match-ups between students and professors. They aim to create the most ideal learning experience, incentivizing student research and expanding the number of graduate and doctoral degree programs to push the school even further in the research institution world.
McDaniel and Sibley are also very passionate about showing the state of Texas, as well as the nation, just how credible Texas State is. Rather than the common misconception of being a “party school,” this hopeful ASG pair craves more positive recognition for the school they plan on representing. They have fixed their sights on Texas State’s recent emerging research institution classification, hoping their future actions with ASG would help promote this excellent achievement.
The success of Texas State is directly related to the performance and involvement of the students, according to the McDaniel-Sibley team. They believe in a thriving student life and getting student organizations more space and opportunity to work at their best. They also have a strong sense of pride in the university and hope to spread this attitude all along Bobcat country so every student feels the same way.
However, with all of these wonderful prospects for the upcoming term, McDaniel and Sibley are two candidates that are very honest when it comes to promising changes. If it seems as though something might not get done, neither candidate is shy about letting voters know the probability of its completion. It is very refreshing to see two ASG contestants so willing to be honest with the student body. Instead of advertising extreme changes, they are being truthful about what they will and won’t be able to do if elected.
Out of all of the nominees for this year’s ASG presidential elections, I am certain the McDaniel-Sibley team will do great things for this university if elected. With their strong campaign platform, it is easy to see why they are the trustworthy option on the ballot this spring.