Sam Robinson described getting his UNC acceptance letter as a dream come true.
Now a sophomore at the University, the Monroe, N.C. native is a candidate for student body president, running with a platform that focuses on student voices and the student experience.
Robinson said he values the student experience, as well as making UNC and its student government accessible, equitable and transparent. He has been involved with Undergraduate Senate as a rules and judiciary chairperson.
Robinson said his campaign slogan, “leading clear and true,” reflects his past leadership experience on campus.
Robinson's platform for student body president centers on two questions: "What will we do?" and "How will we do it?"
He said talking to students in organizations and individually encourages him to make sure they are in places where they can advocate for themselves.
Robinson said he brings experience to the student body president position by being in the legislative branch and talking to community members and student organizations. He cited conversations he has had with Tar Heels at the Table about accessibility and the UNC Muslim Students Association about calling on the University to recognize Ramadan.
Anna Fiore, speaker pro tempore of the Undergraduate Senate and Robinson's campaign manager, highlighted the Robinson administration's focus on representation.
"I think it's important to emphasize just how much we want government to be representative of everyone on campus, not just whoever the Listservs happened to reach," Fiore said.