Daigle: “I can get done what the students need and want”

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    Platform

    Confidence, consistency, and connections are the three points that Nick Daigle are emphasizing in his campaign for Student Government Association vice president of operations.

    “I am confident that I can put in the necessary time and effort to make sure we get done what the students need and want,” Daigle said. “I’ve remained a consistent leader throughout my time served at TCU.”

    Daigle said he has three siblings who have graduated from the university, so he feels very connected to campus.

    “I’ve been around the campus for several years now and through those years I’ve gotten to know the administration very well, and I feel like they trust me to make decisions,” Daigle said.

    Experience

    Daigle is a sophomore marketing and entrepreneurial management double major from Plano. He has been a member of the House of Representatives for four semesters and is currently an AddRan College of Liberal Arts representative and the Student Experience Committee chair for House.

    Slogan: Confident. Consistent. Connected.

    Daigle said he also plans to focus on the four principles SGA outlined in “The Plan for 100,” which is a plan to reform SGA by their 100th session. These principles include transparency, inclusiveness, effectiveness and purposefulness.

    “As a leader, I want to be transparent and make sure the lines of communication are open so that students can easily reach me and voice their opinions or ideas,” Daigle said.

    He also said he wants to make sure all interest groups are represented on campus.

    Daigle said he would work closely with the administration regarding diversity and would like to implement some of the suggestions from the diversity commission report, including the diversity summit and the discrimination hotline.

    Daigle said raising awareness about diversity and making sure student body leaders are working towards improving diversity are important.

    If elected vice president of operations, Daigle said he would try to implement projects he has been working on during his time as a House representative, which include a program for students to have safe shuttles on campus to improve safety and healthy vending machine options.

    Campaign Strategy

    Daigle said he focused on using social media and word-of-mouth with the organizations he has connections with.

    He said he has also visited with many organizations on campus and said he used physical displays such as signs, flyers and stickers.

    Why is he running?

    "I have a passion for SGA and a desire to serve the student body," Daigle wrote via text message. "TCU has given me so much and this leadership position will give me the opportunity to really give back in a big way."

    Daigle also said he wants to make sure SGA includes the entire student body's voice in its decision-making.

    Why should students vote for him?

    Daigle said students should vote for him because of his experience and the fact that he won’t need any transition time to get accustomed to the position.

    He also emphasized that he has big ideas, is connected to the administration, loves the university and considers TCU his family.