Write a short biography about yourself (this will serve as your campaign slogan/introduction).
My name is Hunter Casbeer, and I am running for Administrator. I am from Fredericksburg, Texas, and here at Kettering, I am a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering. I aspire to make a positive impact on society one person at a time. Straight from the heart, I am an open person and enjoy working with other people. My passion draws from accomplishing dreams – both mine and others. Come to me with your ideas and together we can make a difference. Your vote is greatly appreciated.
What activities are/were you involved in at Kettering and high school? (list academic year, as well as any positions you may have held in any organization).
Kettering Student Government – Freshman Class Representative 2012 – Present
Kettering LEADERS 2013 – Present
Kettering Entrepreneur Society – Vice President 2012 – Present
RealSERVICE 2012 – Present
Kettering Resident Hall Association – Vice President 2012 – 2013
DECA – Vice President of Human of Resources 2012 – 2013
SAE Aerospace 2012 – 2013
Intermural Sports 2012 – Present
NASA INSPIRE Program 2011 – 2012
What is the one trait you want people to know you for?
I want people to know me for being objective in listening to all sides and making a decision based on what is best for all parties involved.
What is your favorite quote/saying(s)?
“Only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.” –MLK
What do you think can be improved at Kettering and what steps will you take to accomplish this improvement?
There is always room for improvement and I would like to be a part of making this place better than it was before. Kettering University is a university that has a different way of functioning with any other university around this nation. From personal experience after serving a year on KSG, I think communication with the student body has been a little weak in many areas. If we find ways to improve that area where students are more in tune and listen to what the leading bodies of the university are saying and doing, then I think there can at least be an understanding if not an appreciation for the things KSG does here on campus.
What has been your biggest success and failure? What have you learned from them?
During the beginning of my senior year of high school I ran into some family issues that led up to me moving out my parents’ house and finding a place to live on my own. I adjusted to the situation and figured out what I needed to do to succeed and compromise. In the end, I was able to come to an agreement with my family and still succeed in school before I came to Kettering. Even though I had little time spent with my family before I moved over 1,000 miles away, I feel like we are closer than ever before and the experience allowed me to mature and easily adjust here in Michigan.
What is your motivation for wanting to represent student body via student Senate?
My passion for leading people towards success fuels my motivation. I have consistently found creative ways to approach a situation that not only yields results but continues to also produce more questions. I believe in challenging the status quo by keeping this in mind as well as getting others involved. The answer is normally the easy part of handling a situation, but the finding the right question presents its challenges.