Weberian politics: Current vice president of finance Max Weber campaigns for the USG presidency
Undergraduate Student Government race at Case
Issue date: 3/26/10 Section: News
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"I see CWRU really making a dramatic and exciting leap," he said. Key to Weber's plans for the University are the expansion of CollegiateLink, improvements in representative retention, and information transparency across campus, all of which he considers integral to creating a more exciting and beneficial experience for undergraduate students.
Weber, an accounting major who hails from North Canton, Ohio, has been involved in USG since his freshman year. His involvement in the organization increased dramatically in the summer of 2009 after the VP of finance position went unfilled during the spring 2009 elections. Over the summer, Weber essentially acted as the VP of finance and the USG General Assembly subsequently elected him to the position in the fall semester. While admitting that VP of finance, along with treasurer of USG are rather "thankless positions," he considered it a learning experience.
"I've really enjoyed the challenges the position presented. Since assuming this role, I've taken it and run with it in a really great direction," he said.
Weber attributes part of his success as VP of finance to the influence of his father saying, "He's taught me a lot about commitment, following through on projects, balancing things and maintaining a broad perspective. He's calling me everyday asking how the campaign's going."
One of Weber's greatest accomplishments as the VP of finance has his involvement in the introduction of CollegiateLink to CWRU. CollegiateLink essentially functions as an online organizer, designed to simplify the process for funding student organizations and permit greater awareness of campus activity.