Welcome letter from Student Body President Kevin Long


Courtesy of Louie Greco

Kevin Long, Wilkes’ 2020-2021 student body president, prepares to take office and mold innovative events for a unique fall semester. The senior urges students to reach out to Student Government with ideas and concerns to allow representatives to be the voice of the collective student body.

Hello Colonels, 

My name is Kevin Long, and I will have the honor of being your student body president for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

I’d like to tell you all a little about myself, so you can get to know me a bit better, as I hope to get to know each of you better this fall. 

To begin, I am an upcoming senior biology major with a minor in sports psychology. In addition, I have the privilege of being a student-athlete on campus as a member of the cross country team. Lastly, for those of you who reside on campus, you may have seen me around our beautiful residence halls. This is because I have the honor of serving as an RA on campus, as well. 

In Student Government, I have served in multiple positions over the past three years. I began as a class representative and rose to a class treasurer position. As a junior, I earned the executive treasurer position, where I spent last year as the chief financial officer and planned events such as Casino Night, which we all look forward to every year. 

Finally, this past spring semester, you all elected me to the honor of student body president. I cannot thank you – the student body – enough for entrusting me with this honor. You have my word that I will do all I can to serve you and be the voice of the student body until the last day of my presidency. 

As you all know, the past several months have not been in any way comparable to normalcy. The future also looks to be unprecedented, as we progress through the current COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is that all Colonels are anticipated to return to campus in the fall, and we will be together again as a student body. 

Things will likely be different in regards to gatherings and events, but the Executive Board and I are committed to being innovative and creative in our planning. We intend to keep you informed during these hard times we all are going through. 

I know many of you have questions or concerns about a variety of topics regarding the university and how things will be. I ask that no matter how small or how big your questions are, you send them to the Student Government email ([email protected]) or our social media (@wilkessg). We will address them all or provide you with the source to get your answers. 

Similarly, if you have ideas, concerns or things you’d like to see for the upcoming semester, we are here to be your voice. 

From the day I started in Student Government, I have always lived by its motto: “For the students, by the students.” I intend to hold that motto close throughout the year. 

My goal in this coming year is to bring Student Government back to the students by advocating as the voice for the student body. However, I cannot do this alone and am asking the student body to collaborate with Student Government.

Together, we can make a difference on our campus and pave the way for future generations. 

I cannot wait for the fall to welcome everyone back to Wilkes!

See you all soon, 

Kevin Long