Even though newly elected president Jessica Fowler is only two semesters into her college career, the 18 year old is no stranger to student government.
Favorite things to do: Swimming, rock climbing or anything active
Favorite Musicians: Jack Johnson, Ingrid Michaelson
Favorite Song: Dancing in the Moonlight by King Harvest
Favorite Movies: A Walk to Remember, The Proposal, Pitch Perfect
Favorite TV shows: Raising Hope, Glee, House, My Name is Earl
Favorite Viral Video: “Jeffery Dallas – Akbar” by Julian Smith
Favorite Food: Rice (in any form)
Fowler has served in her Cottonwood High School senate, as well as on the SLCC Student Life & Leadership Fine Arts board this past semester.
Fowler wants students to know why they voted her in to office. She says that as a voice of the people, it’s not her own opinions that matter but those of the student body.
“I just want to make people more aware,” Fowler said, “I want to make the changes that they want to see happen.”
Beyond being the voice of the student body, Fowler also wants to work on getting security cameras in the parking lot and work on a program to help lower the cost of textbooks.
Fowler says a lot of students come to college looking for an all inclusive, ultimate college experience, and even though SLCC lacks the dorm rooms, football games and frat houses, students can still have fun on campus.
“I want to enhance our college experience as a community college” said Fowler, “I want to make it the best, the funnest [and] the most impactful.”
To make this happen, Fowler says she’s ready to hear any ideas presented to her.
“Whether you think it’s almost impossible or very impractical, lets hear it because I’m sure theirs a way to make it practical,” Fowler said. “I can’t promise anything, but I can fight for everything.”
Fowler will complete training over the summer semester and will officially take office after she is sworn in on inauguration day, August 16.