Kyle Shishkin Liaison to the Board of Trustees

Kyle Shishkin Liaison to the Board of Trustees As the 2018—2019 Liaison to the Board of Trustees, I provide a voice for the University of Chicago undergraduates in helping define our College experience.

Hey Friends,

Out of love for the university that in three weeks became a home and out of commitment to a beautiful college experience for all I have decided to run for Student Council as the Class of 2021 Representative. Global Citizenry
I find it particularly important in distressing times like these — with hurricanes ravaging the countryside, foreign powers tampering with American democracy, and tragedies like the Las Vegas Shooting scarring the nation — to stay as civically involved as possible. Global citizenry is more vital today than it ever was before and committing to it is but one way to seek the change we wish to see in the world. That’s why I believe not only in raising awareness, but taking direct action to help those currently in need of our help. International Students
As an international student myself I realize the struggles that come with being a non-American. I stand for inclusion and support of students coming from all over the globe and their transition to their new environment. I have already engaged with the International Students Advisory Board and am looking forward to collaborating with them in pursuit of this goal. Furthermore, I find it particularly ridiculous that coming from a different region of the world students are unable to claim full credit for their work in high school whether that is through IB, A-levels, or other foreign means of accreditation. I believe in giving fair credit for work done in high school and intend to pursue this goal as Representative. Sexual Assault
Across the United States universities approach sexual assault in a post-fact punitive sense. But here, at the University of Chicago I stand for combatting all forms of sexual misconduct not only through penalty, but through prevention, as to ensure that the tragedies of the recent years are not repeated ever again. I look forward to collaborating with the fraternities on campus to help reinforce their recent anti-sexual assault pledge. I further believe that where speaking is hard, writing may be easier and a reporting system based on writing could be a great enhancement to our community. Student Mental Health
Student Mental Health services handle more than 12,000 appointments in a single academic year and 20% of the college students will have had at least one appointment before graduation. It’s important to find time to recover as the rigor keeps mounting and stress keeps multiplying. That’s why I believe in awareness and availability of such services and their logistical digitalization in the near future. Accommodation of Disabilities
My commitment to accommodating the disabled and is unwavering, as I have once been among them. However, not all facilities on campus are easily accessible to students with physical challenges. That is why I believe in ensuring equal access to all facilities and intend to actively pursue such accommodations. Transparency
I am also particularly curious as to what our tuition, endowments, and other donations actually pay for. I believe that the university administration should take action to inform our community as to what exactly happens with these $7 billion. And on the other hand, I believe that transparency should also apply to student government, in every decision, policy, and meeting. That is why I intend to work actively to ensure student council’s resolutions and deliberations are available for public feedback because that, to me, is what representation is all about. I believe that my love for this university, combined with an unyielding enthusiasm and prior experience in student government will enable me to have a positive impact on our community. I envision a college experience that combines diversity of background with a diversity of thought where students both feel comfortable and intellectually challenged whether that is in the classroom or outside. Vote at: https://blueprint.uchicago.edu/submitter/election/start/142660

Vote Kyle Shishkin
College Council Representative 2021

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05/21/2019
College Student Luncheon with a University Trustee | Campus & Student Life

Only one day left to register to join us in an open conversation with a University Trustee on June 4th!

This is a unique chance to gain insight into the University's governance and ask any questions you might have.

Register here by 5:00 pm Wednesday, 22nd:

Campus and Student Life and Student Government are pleased to share an opportunity for College students to have lunch on Hyde Park’s campus with University Trustee Mary Louise Gorno (MBA’76). This event allows for students to engage with a member of the Board of Trustees – the governing body t...

As my rewarding tenure as the liaison nears its end, I am excited to announce that I am running with The Reform Slate (a...
04/29/2019
Reform is here

As my rewarding tenure as the liaison nears its end, I am excited to announce that I am running with The Reform Slate (along with my friends Anya & David) to continue serving our UChicago student community.

Visit The Reform Slate or https://uc-reformers.org/ to learn more. Your support means a lot to us!

Had a wonderful time joining the Provost Daniel Diermeier and the SMART Museum’s Director Alison Gass in discussing The ...
02/26/2019

Had a wonderful time joining the Provost Daniel Diermeier and the SMART Museum’s Director Alison Gass in discussing The University of Chicago‘s academic potential, direction, and impact!

In delivering on one of the key promises of the CAT Campaign, we have established a resource to help the student body ac...
02/25/2019
SPS Summaries — Student Government

In delivering on one of the key promises of the CAT Campaign, we have established a resource to help the student body access and explore the Student Perspectives Series’ Summaries!

These summaries include minutes on the quarterly discussions between the student leadership, the administration, and the members of the Board of Trustees at The University of Chicago.

We trust that this new resource will help improve both the transparency and accountability areas of improvement at the service of the student community.

As always, please feel free to reach out to me directly to share feedback, questions, or comments. I look forward to hearing from you!

Among the key responsibilities of the Liaisons to the Board of Trustees is organizing quarterly Student-Trustee meetings called Student Perspectives Series with the help of the University’s Office of Campus and Student Life. These quarterly meetings provide critical insight into and help inform th...

Congratulations to Rev. Dr. Maurice Charles for accepting his offer as the new Dean of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel!It ha...
02/22/2019
Maurice Charles named dean of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

Congratulations to Rev. Dr. Maurice Charles for accepting his offer as the new Dean of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel!

It has been a privilege to have had a small contribution to this major decision.

Maurice Charles named dean of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

Thank you to College Magazine for including me in one of their top 10 lists in Chicago! It is a privilege to have had th...
02/21/2019
College Magazine

Thank you to College Magazine for including me in one of their top 10 lists in Chicago!

It is a privilege to have had the chance to share my experience and passions with more students and I look forward to extending the reach of my impact at The University of Chicago!

These 10 Chicago college students transform their passion into action across their campuses.

An exciting year to work with the Board of Trustees! The Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has begun his five-year term at the...
11/19/2018
Microsoft CEO elected to University of Chicago Board of Trustees

An exciting year to work with the Board of Trustees! The Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has begun his five-year term at the September meeting. I am looking forward to seeing how his unique international insight will help inform the Board's direction.

Microsoft CEO elected to Board of Trustees

Hey everyone! Today is the Referendum to decide whether student government executives should be paid a salary. (Yeah, I ...
06/08/2018

Hey everyone! Today is the Referendum to decide whether student government executives should be paid a salary. (Yeah, I know how did we get here?)

When I ran for this office I ran to serve the student body and give back to my community in a meaningful way. It's called public service for a reason.

I vote No to salaries because I vote Yes for students.
I vote No to salaries and I vote Yes to Repeal the ELRA!

Cast your vote and spread the word: https://blueprint.uchicago.edu/submitter/election/start/189526

05/02/2018

I would like to thank every single supporter in this election for coming out and voting, for every kind word, and any act of support! This victory would not have been as sweet were it not this hard fought!

Congratulations to my fellow candidates who worked hard in this election and ran profound campaigns alongside me!

Looking forward to working with the administration to improve the UChicago undergraduate experience!

05/01/2018
The Chicago Maroon

Had a conversation with The Chicago Maroon, sharing my thoughts on the overall vision and goals I have for the Undergrad Liaison to the Board of Trustees. Voting is open and only takes a few seconds: http://tiny.cc/VoteKyleShishkin

First-year Kyle Shishkin is running to be the Undergraduate Liaison to the Board of Trustees on a platform of accountability and transparency. https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2018/5/1/maroon-speaks-candidates-undergraduate-liaison-boa/

04/30/2018
blueprint.uchicago.edu

Hey, guys! Voting is up and it takes seconds:

http://tiny.cc/VoteKyleShishkin

Vote Kyle Shishkin for Undergrad Liaison to the Board of Trustees Please check out my page and reach out if you have any questions and encourage your friends to vote too. Thank you :)

04/25/2018

Hey! I will be discussing my platform and vision for the Liaison to the Board of Trustees tonight at 6:30 at Kent 107 in the Student Government Debates. Drop by if you can!

04/24/2018
Support the CAT Campaign!

Support the CAT Campaign: Vote Kyle Shishkin for Undergrad Liaison to the Board of Trustees! Voting begins on April 30th!

Today's tabling at Reynolds went really well. Thanks to everyone who came by!
04/20/2018

Today's tabling at Reynolds went really well. Thanks to everyone who came by!

04/20/2018

Hey, guys! I will be tabling in Reynolds today from 11am until noon. Come by to get to know me, ask questions, and learn more about the CAT Campaign. I am excited to get to know you!

Thanks to all my 200+ supporters who signed the candidacy petition, making it possible for me to join the race for the U...
04/18/2018

Thanks to all my 200+ supporters who signed the candidacy petition, making it possible for me to join the race for the Undergraduate Liaison to the Board of Trustees!

From now until April 30th, my team and I will be advocating our platform and actively campaigning until elections, which are April 30th—May 2nd!

Hey, guys! My platform is available to view and comment! I invite you to take a look and reach out to me with any questi...
04/16/2018
Kyle Shishkin Liaison to the Board of Trustees: Platform

Hey, guys! My platform is available to view and comment! I invite you to take a look and reach out to me with any questions or comments!

KYLE SHISHKIN PLATFORM FOR THE LIAISON TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES VOTING DETAILS Voting opens April 30th at 10:00am and closes May 2nd at 4:30pm. Voting is done via Blueprint. ABOUT ME My name is Kyle Shishkin and I am running for the Undergraduate Liaison to the Board of Trustees. I believ...

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I am grateful to the University of Chicago undergraduate community for choosing me to help represent our interest to the Board of Trustees. In my role, I aim to deliver on the promises of my CAT Campaign in increasing Communication, Accountability, and Transparency.

But, my vision could not be complete without your input! I hope to serve as the megaphone for undergraduate voice and look forward to your questions, concerns, and suggestions!

You can email [email protected] or call +1 (917) 280-8449 at any point.


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