By Jonathan Ng |Staff Writer|
Samira Haidarnia hopes to bring the campus together as a community through her past experiences with leadership.
Through the experience of being an ASI Board Member, the Ms. CSUSB pageant winner and the president of Make-A-Wish Foundation at her high school, she feels she has the necessary skills to tackle some of the main issues here at CSUSB.
“I am persistent, creative, genuine and I am good at making things happen,” said Haidarnia.
Haidarnia feels that a lot of the students here at CSUSB are not fully aware of what is currently happening on campus due to the lack of communication in our community.
Considering the current school budget, the potential California Faculty Association (CFA) strike and other events that go unnoticed on this campus, Haidarnia believes that it is her duty to bring those issues to light.
“Our job as ASI members is to let the students know about what is going on around us and be that bridge to information that is out there,” stated Haidarnia.
Haidarnia’s plan to communicate with the students more effectively includes building our community through better marketing practices, advertisement and greeting students face-to-face.
“Everything is centered around marketing. If we can market well to the students and raise awareness of what is going on around campus, we would have a much bigger support system,” said Haidarnia.
Haidarnia is very passionate about her duty to serve students and is actively involved with her community.
At CSUSB, she works as a clerical assistant in the administration department in the student union, a board member for ASI, she was also a former volunteer for Ecofest and Coyotefest and works as an actress within the theater department.
One goal that Haidnarnia is looking forward to next year is creating new clubs and organizations that help support the diverse needs and interests of students on campus, including a Make-A-Wish Foundation club, an Improv group and a Persian Club.
“I want the students to know that I have their best intentions in place. I will be happy to be a humble servant of the people knowing that I am doing something that is productive and making some one else happy,” concluded Haidarnia.
Haidarnia is interested in seeing some big changes within ASI as well. The first thing she plans on changing is how ASI allocates the money to other clubs and organizations on campus.
Thoroughly discussing and figuring out which organizations should receive funds based on the needs of the students as well as the financial need of these organizations will be one of her priorities.
Another thing she says she wants to focus on is raising awareness of ASI among the students and market it so that people know the importance of ASI, what it does, and what it is all about.
Lastly, she wants to pave the way for the next ASI president by building a strong student support system and creating different ways to do things more efficiently.