Most people have heard of the GCSA, but how many actually know what it is or who is a part of it? I sat down with none other than the president of GCSA himself for a little getting-to-know-you session where he reveals what his role is (and even what his favorite color is!). Stay tuned for part 2, when I talk to the other members of GCSA!
What is the GCSA?
GCSA stands for Greenville College Student Association, so it’s basically a cabinet of nine students who decide what campus events happen. We try and address student concerns and open up forums where students can express their opinions. So we basically act as a liaison between the students and the staff, so we’re kind of caught in limbo. We’re the middle ground, the connecting point.
What is your job in GCSA?
My role as president, basically I oversee the cabinet of nine people and I make sure that each one of them fulfills their duties. And then, in addition to that, I call our cabinet meetings, I have to attend all of our events, and then, my role as liaison is especially that. I have to go and speak to faculty members, to different boards, like the Board of Trustees or the Parent’s Cabinet, things like that. Places where adults come and talk about Greenville College and then they want a student’s input. So usually I’m selected to talk about that as well.
What are your top 5 strengths?
My strengths…I’ve been told I have a lot of “mom” strengths. Harmony is my number one, and then Achiever, Empathy, Input, and Relator.
What do you think your lowest five strengths are?
Well, if I had to guess, I would say—this first one’s probably interesting—one of the strengths I think I don’t have would be Command, which is interesting for someone in a leadership position, but I don’t really think I have that presence that someone with Command usually does. Ideation is probably one that I don’t have either. I’m not big on generating ideas or brainstorming, so I have to surround myself with people who are good at that. I think also Self-Assurance. I take a lot of time to make decisions. I’m very deliberative, and so I’m not usually the person who knows what the answer to a question is and know that and feel confident in my answer. What else? Intellection. I don’t, I mean, I do spend a lot of time trying to make decisions, but I don’t sit and think about things, and just do that. And then Focus, probably. I think I do a good job of getting my work done, things like that, but I can’t just sit there, you know, make a decision and then stick to it for the entirety, for a long period of time.
What is your favorite color?
Red. Yes. But I wear a lot of blue.
What is your spirit animal?
I think I would have to pick something that flies. Probably a falcon.
If Morgan Freeman ran for President, would you vote for him?
Based on his roles in movies, I think I would. I like him in the Shawshank Redemption, so I don’t see why not.
Say “goodbye” in as many languages as you know.
Auf wiedersehen. Au revoir. Adios. Goodbye!