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Introducing SUU’s Student Body President: Jeff Carr

Posted: August 08, 2019 | Author: Parker Nelson | Read Time: 3 minutes

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For Jeff Carr, being involved at Southern Utah University is all part of his college experience. Carr is involved in several organizations on campus, including Pizza and Politics, the Honors Program and working at the Writing Center.

Carr says he was raised a bookworm and accredits his involvement at the Writing Center to the fact that both of Carr’s parents were English majors, with his mom being a librarian.

“I enjoy the peer-tutoring experience because it gives me an opportunity to really help people in a measurable way. I can leave work and feel good, knowing that someone is going to get a better grade,” said Carr.

Through his involvement on campus, Carr knew he wanted to make an impact at Southern Utah University. He realized the best way to make an impact was to run for Student Body President.

“I wanted to be the student’s voice. I wanted to connect with the people who could fix their problems and let the administration know what the students of SUU face every day that perhaps isn’t obvious just looking at them,” said Carr.

Carr is from Dallas, Texas and is studying Political Science with a minor in Legal Studies. He volunteered on Mitt Romney’s campaign last year and felt it really influenced his decision to be a part of student government. It also sounds like he was always supposed to be involved in student government.

“While walking around the Utah Capitol building in a nice suit, I got mistaken for a legislator and taken into an important meeting. I was wearing an SUU pin and hyped up the school in the meeting. I’m excited to keep on hyping up the school this year,” said Carr.

As part of his campaign, Carr wants to celebrate the diversity on campus and wants people to know that it doesn’t matter who you are, what you believe, or what you look like, you’re a student at SUU and he’s here to help them have the best experience in college. He also says he wants students to feel safe, happy and heard and that they have someone fighting for them at the highest levels of the school.

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“SUU is my home and I want every student to feel at home too. I feel like we’re all family here and my motivation comes from wanting to care from my student family,” Carr said.

Carr’s biggest hope for his presidency is to create a strong bridge between students and administration. He wants his presidency to be a bridge that connects the students’ needs directly to President Wyatt and the Board of Trustees.

As a goal for his presidency, Carr hopes to bring student government into the lives of each SUU student. He wants students to know who their representatives are and what they do to help students. Carr wants students to come to him with their concerns knowing he’ll get them addressed. He also wants to promote student physical and mental health.

Carr said, “If they need help, we are ready, willing and able to get them that help. I would love for every student to know their representative.”

Carr is currently a sophomore with plans to attend law school and pursue a career in public service as a speechwriter or congressional lawyer. He loves trail running and enjoys the beauty of southern Utah.

Visit the SUUSA website to get involved and learn more about student government at SUU.

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