Passing the Torch: Part 1

By Christine Pitts
@cpitts_

For the past year I have served as president for the student affairs honor society, Chi Sigma Alpha (CSA), at my university. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve in this position. I have accomplished events and programs that I am truly proud of. As this academic year comes to an end it is time to pass my role onto another student. This has been a bittersweet experience for me.

When I was approach last year by the previous president and asked if I wanted to take on the role after she graduated I was humbled and nervous. I told her I had to think about it. This was a huge responsibility. It was something that I have wanted for a long time – like, since high school when I missed my schools honor society by .001 (not even lying). I had come along way. One of my goals was staring me in the face and I said, “ I have to think about it”. In retrospect it was a no-brainer, but I am never one to jump the gun. Taking the time to think about things is a good thing and doing something that scares you is an even better thing.

My only condition for taking the position was that I was able to choose my VP. I knew which student I wanted in this role. It was someone who I knew I worked exceptionally well with. He is someone who is passionate about the field, student development, and serving others. Obviously I was granted the choice to pick my VP and I have never looked back. Everything that was done within CSA at my university this year was done with him as my right-hand man.

For the past year I have found my place as a president in CSA. Now, it is time for me to pass the torch onto a new student who I, and my VP, feel will be able to fulfill the duties. Like the president before me, this was a fairly easy decision to make. I asked the president-to-be his thoughts and he did not hesitate with his acceptance. Now, my role has switch to assisting him in finding his VP. I am grateful for this experience. Our induction ceremony will be happening during one of the last weekends in April. That is when everything will come together and be officially passed to the new students. I can’t wait to tell you more about this journey as I move forward and out of my presidency.

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