The Office of Student Affairs has announced Emily Bielefeld and Regina Spielmann as the new senior class co-chairs last week. “Since the senior class officers are a new position we are looking for creative and motivated students who want to start something new,” said Assistant Dean of Students Joe Thomas. “They see the opportunity of this position that has not existed before. We have an idea [of] what we want the senior class officers or co-chairs to accomplish, but that is really going to be molded by these first two individuals that are starting in the positions.”
Thomas said the idea is that UIndy will begin with the senior class co-chairs and start subsequently having two co-chairs for each class. Thomas hopes that having co-chairs will become a tradition that will last for decades to come. He said the co-chairs will provide a more cohesive feeling to the classes.
Emily Bielefeld, a senior supply chain management and information systems major, is already embracing the new position as co-chair.
“We just got started, and we are meeting every week for the rest of the semester to work towards Senior Week and planning on what we will do as a senior gift to the university,” she said.
Bielefeld said she wants to be able to create something with the senior gift and this new position that will last at UIndy beyond the weeks that she has left on campus. One of her many goals is to get the senior class excited about their upcoming graduation.
Regina Spielmann, a senior marketing and German major, is also ready to get started as co-chair.
“I am excited about the new position and looking forward to being able to lay the groundwork for future co-chairs,” Spielmann said.
Both co-chairs are ready to take advantage of this opportunity to bring something new to the UIndy campus.
“I think it’s important to give back to campus,” Spielmann said. “And to make it [Senior Week] a memorable experience.”