First Year Representative


Kayla Vang 

Name: Kayla Vang
Year: First Year
Studying: Accounting
Position: First Year Representative
How long have you been on Senate: This is my first semester of being on Senate. 
Why did you join Senate:  To make a difference and be a voice to everyone.  By  interacting with other people and seeking out what they feel What needs to change and with the CSB senate can do better.  To support and help others in the best way possible. To be a friend and listener to those who need someone. To be the best version of me to those around me. To represent those who has difficulty is representing themselves.
Favorite study spot on campus: O’Connell and SJU library 
Other activities on campus: Intramural volleyball, ALS, HAIS, work

First Year Representative Duties:

  • Be a current first year student at CSB.
  • Have one allocation vote starting second semester. Can vote on issues that don’t directly affect allocation.
  • Act as a liaison between first year students and the Saint Ben’s Senate.
  • Assist the Underclass Representative with events, committees and task forces pertaining to first year students.
  • Serve as a member of the Culinary Task Force.
  • Meet with the President and Vice President of the Saint Ben’s Senate monthly.
  • Oversee the maintenance of Mary Commons.
  • Create one event in collaboration with the Underclass Representative for first year Saint Ben’s students
  • Be in charge of the “Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom” project. Share different senior Bennie’s advice each Wednesday during the fall semester with the first-year class.
  • Hold open forums (one per semester) for first years with Underclassmen representative to address any first year concerns.
  • Update the first year class with senate related events and projects.
  • Receive a $250 stipend effective second semester.