This morning I had the pleasure of welcoming to FVTC the Wisconsin Student Government, made up of elected student leaders from each of the 16 technical colleges in our State. Serving in these roles, students hold a great responsibility to effectively represent the student bodies at their respective colleges, as well as have the tremendous honor and privilege to do so.
In my remarks I shared some thoughts about advocacy and how to be successful advocates, focusing on four key elements:
- Building positive relationships
- Having credibility
- Effectively conveying a message
- Following through and keeping promises or commitments
It’s always great to interact with such impressive student leaders. Their work does make a difference both for their colleges and for the Wisconsin Technical College System. My hats are off to them!