Name: Cameron K. Oskoian
Throughout the past four years at Kettering, I have worked tirelessly towards improving every position I have held. I believe that I am the best candidate for KSG President because I am a strong leader, who is passionate about making a positive impact at Kettering. I have served on three branches of KSG (Finance, Operations & Senate). I am the former Treasurer of KSG Finance Council and was responsible for granting, disbursing, and monitoring all funds for KSG Clubs and Teams. I am committed to helping ensure the success of every KU student. I will serve as a liaison for the students and effectively represent student needs and concerns to the school administration. I am a tireless advocate for the student body and will strengthen your voice. I am committed to ongoing improvement. I am approachable and dependable. I will continuously seek your input. I will help strengthen Kettering University’s reputation with all of its audiences.
1. . What activities are/were you involved in at Kettering and in high school? (list academic year, as well as any positions you may have held in any organization)
- President’s Student Advisory Council (PSAC) – Head of Finance Committee (Junior II, Senior I)
- Kettering University Student Government (KSG) -
o Executive Council - (Soph. II, Junior I, Junior II)
o Finance Council - Treasurer (Soph. II, Junior I, Junior II); Activities Chair (Soph. II); Athletics Chair (Soph. I); Administrator (Fresh. I, Fresh. II)
o Senate - Sophomore Class Representative (Soph. II)
o Operations Council - Philanthropy Chair (Fresh. II)
- Kettering University Thompson Hall - Residence Advisor (RA) (Soph. II, Junior I, Junior II)
- Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity - Member (2010 - present)
o Campus Involvement Chair (Senior I)
o External Vice President (Soph. II, Junior I, Junior II)
o Assistant Treasurer (Soph. I, Soph. II)
o Education Chair (Soph. I, Soph. II)
- Kettering University Entrepreneurship Society - Member (Senior I)
2. What is the one trait you want people to know you for?
The one trait that I want people to know me for is my ability to Lead. Over the past four years at Kettering, I have strengthened my leadership capabilities to their highest potential. I am confident that I will be able to improve KSG and exceed expectations as the new President.
3. What is your favorite quote/saying(s)?
“A great Leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.” – John Maxwell
4. What do you think can be improved at Kettering and what steps will you take to accomplish this improvement?
I believe the communication between the four branches of KSG can be improved. Through serving on the executive board, I was able to see firsthand that there has been a lack of communication between the branches as well as between the University. Being that KSG should be a representation of the Kettering students, I want to put in place processes to make it easier for students to voice their opinion at the weekly senate meetings or via a webpage. This will allow the Senate to spearhead student concerns. I want to increase awareness of KSG and help sponsor more events to improve the Kettering community. If elected, my first task will be to run a Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, and Threat (SWOT) analysis of the Senate policies and procedures. I will also review the KSG constitution and bylaws and look for areas to improve.
5. What has been your biggest success and failure? What have you learned from them?
My biggest success at Kettering has been serving as the former treasurer of Finance Council. As a freshman one I was selected to serve as the Administrator. From there I was able to learn the ways of the council and improve each position I held until I worked my way up to Treasurer. I loved how being treasurer gave me the ability to interact with every club on campus. I was able to build friendships through my positions. I served as an advocate in helping assist the school administration find ways to fund the Hockey and Ultimate Thunder Teams, which took a large majority of the budgets from the clubs. I helped improve Finance Council’s procedures and policies. One of my biggest failures was when I ran for Administrator as a freshman one. Later on, I found that students must be a freshman two in order to qualify to run. I was removed from the ballet. I worked towards getting this bylaw reversed. Later on, I found that the B section Senate had proposed this selected change to the A section Senate with a few other bylaws. Unfortunately, the request did not go through. However, I learned to never give up on your passions.
6. What is your motivation for wanting to represent the student body via Student Senate?
If there is one thing I want people to know about me is that I have a passion for making a difference at Kettering. I believe that this university is outstanding and has helped set all of us up for outstanding futures in whatever career path we choose. There is no doubt in my mind that Kettering is one of the best undergraduate universities in the nation. Through my plentiful KSG leadership experience, involvement on campus and relationships with students, faculty, and staff, I know I am ready to step into the role of President and strive towards improving Kettering to the best of my abilities. I appreciate you considering me for President of KSG. Thank you.