This Is How We Work

As promised, I interviewed Will last week. Will Henry is the chair of the Environmental Committee and senator in Budget Committee. Today, Will will share his experience in the student government. 

Tell us what you do as senator and head of the Environmental Committee of PSGA? 

I am responsible for creating new projects each semester that make Park a more sustainable and safe environment. 

What is the best advice you've  ever received? And what would you advice to everybody today?

My favorite piece that I've always been told is to work smarter, not harder to reach goals. If I could give advice to anyone it would definitely be work smarter and be passionate about what field you are in. 

What are the most important decisions as senator you've made so far?

Implementing the light posts down by Copley Quad was the biggest decision I've made as a senator in my 3 years.

What is one characteristics that you believe every leader should possess?

Passion about what you're doing. If you are passionate then you will have the ability to lead better.

What are you doing to ensure you continue to grow and develop as a leader? 

Expanding my horizons through volunteering and extra curricular activities on campus. Meeting more people through these activities gives me different perspectives. 

What is your study jam? 

Pipe It Up by Migos.

Last question of our today's interview. Whom would you like to nominate for the interview? 

Blake Sellers

Next week we will publish Blake's interview. Don't miss a chance to get to know leaders on your campus.


Starting today, we will publish a series of interviews that will tell you who we are and what we do. Today, Grant Williams, current President of Park Student Government Association, will share with you what his role is and what he does to improve students' experience at Park University. 

Tell us what you do as a President of PSGA?

As a President of PSGA, I support other members of executive board and make sure that they accomplish their goals. Outside of that, I meet with the President of Park University once a month and maintain relationship with senior leadership. This connection helps us partner with university leadership for different projects and make sure that students' voice is heard. 

What is the best advice you've  ever received? And what would you advice to everybody today?

I can't think of the best advice I have received. Everyone in my life is important in shaping who I am. Saying that one person has impacted my life better than the other person wouldn't be truth. 

The best advice that I want to give to all our readers today is actually from Billy Joel's song "Vienna". One of the lines says: "Slow down, you're doing fine. You can' be everything you want to be before your time." Going off of that, my advice is everything happens for a reason and you have to trust that everything is going to be okay,and things will work out.

What are the most important decisions as a President of Student Government you've made so far?

The most important decision I've made since the beginning of my term is change of structure of our meetings. In the beginning of the semester, we made every other Friday committees week. We might take care of some general assembly items, like general allocations and special funding requests. The other important decisions I've made is appointments. Back in December we appointed two new senators and recently we sworn in four new senators. It's important that some of the senators are new to the senate because it brings a fresh look and new perspective to the Student Government.  

What is one characteristics that you believe every leader should possess?

In my opinion, every leader needs to possess understanding, empathy. People work hard if they trust their leader and know that they are respected. Because of that, you build a good relationship with your colleagues. This will help them accomplish their goals.

What are you doing to ensure you continue to grow and develop as a leader?

Right now I'm trying to maintain open mindset. I also try to get feedback from other members of the executive board, senators and advisers. I try to learn from advisers, from their experience and advises. 

What is your study jam?

I don't have a study jam. When I listen to music with lyrics, I don't get the work done because I start to sing along with the song. If I really really want to listen to something while I'm doing homework, I will turn on the music with no lyrics. YouTube has a playlist of productivity music. Check it out!

Last question of our today's interview. Whom would you like to nominate for the interview?

I'd love to see Will Henry answer these same questions.

Stay tuned and don't miss out Will's responses.