The Office of Student Government is a pivotal office that helps shape and develop students into strong leaders through various opportunities. The Student Government Association (SGA) embodies elected student leaders who represent and are the voice of the Kean University undergraduate community. This semester, SGA hosted elections for the Freshman Class Board for the new students entering the Class of 2027.
The Student Life Media Team had the honor of interviewing Favour Oyelade, Freshman Class President. Oyelade is an Economics major from Willingboro, NJ. In this Q&A, Oyelade shared what motivated her to run for office and her intentions for the Class of 2027.
“I have always been one to be involved in high school as I was the National Honor Society president, Student Council President, and the board member representative for my district. I wanted to make sure that in college too, I was staying involved because student government, especially has always been a passion of mine. Also coming into Kean, I was interacting with SGA Executive Board members and they definitely inspired me to run for the position of Freshman Class President,” said Oyelade.
Now that Oyelade is settled into her role, these are her goals as the freshman class president. “My number one goal as president is to be a listening ear to the class. Although the Class of 2027 is still being acclimated to Kean, I believe that our class is very innovative and has ideas for what they want to see at Kean. I also want to make sure that whatever events that are being hosted, they are inclusive of our entire student body,” said Oyelade.
When asked how she plans to work with the class board to make the freshman voice present on campus, Oyelade explained how communication is a key aspect.
“It is important to make sure that our executive board is aware of the wants and needs of the class. So, I would want to make sure that the E-board can communicate effectively with each other first and then we can reach out to the different people in our class to make sure that we are getting a representation of the class as a whole, not just the executive board members' friends,” said Oyelade.
As Oyelade is the voice and representative of her class, she has a couple of goals that extend beyond this school year.
“The main goal for the Class of 2027 this year is to find our place on campus. I want to make sure that the class can be involved and known on campus as we are fairly new to Kean. I also want to make sure that the class can be brought together and also find ways to make sure that we are getting the best college experience possible,” said Oyelade.
Oyelade along with the Freshman Class Board, they have big goals they working on to accomplish throughout the remainder of the 2023–2024 school year.
The SGA Freshman Class of 2027 leaders are listed below:
Freshman Class President
Freshman Class Vice President
Freshman Class Treasurer
Freshman Class Secretary
Freshman Class Senators
The SGA Freshman Class of 2027 can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org