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Rosemark ’21 and Westfield ’20 to Lead Student Body

Sam Rosemark and Josh Westfield on the UMN Morris campus
Author: 
Trina Vue ’20
Publication date: 
April 25, 2019

Samuel Rosemark '21, Oakdale, and Josh Westfield '20, Farmington,  aim to build a more "wholesome" University of Minnesota Morris through wellness, equity, community, academics, and sustainability.

Samuel Rosemark '21, Oakdale, and Josh Westfield '20, Farmington, have taken office as Morris Campus Student Association (MCSA) president and vice president. The two aim to build a more "wholesome" University of Minnesota Morris through wellness, equity, community, academics, and sustainability.

President: Samuel Rosemark '21, Oakdale

Majors: political science and economics (minor in sustainability leadership)
Involvement: Morris Campus Student Association (MCSA), Campus Ambassador, Office of Sustainability, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society

What do you like best about UMN Morris?

I enjoy the great friendships and connections I have made here with students, staff, faculty, and administrators. I have been given the opportunities to be a research assistant with a professor, to study abroad in Cuba, and to become the UMN Morris Student Body President. I wouldn't have access to all of these opportunities and connections elsewhere.

How do you hope to make it even better?

UMN Morris is already a really great and wholesome place! I hope to elevate the areas of wellness, equity, community, academics, and sustainability to make UMN Morris even more wholesome.

What do I mean by "wholesome"? I mean promoting the health and wellbeing of body, mind, and soul. I also hope to assist in getting students more involved and connected to their student government, MCSA.

What are your future plans, and how will this help you get there?

I hope to build and strengthen relationships along the way. Relationship-building will be essential to accomplishing meaningful, positive change.

The first step of my work will be building my cabinet and officers of MCSA while also opening up MCSA to more students and student organizations. Once we have the MCSA membership set, we can begin our work in each of the five core areas. Relationship-building outside of MCSA also will be important.

Vice President: Josh Westfield ’20, Farmington

Majors: mathematics and statistics
Involvement: Morris Campus Student Association (MCSA)

What do you like best about UMN Morris?

From students to faculty to staff, there are so many great people in this community, whom I have come to respect and cherish. I have made incredible strides in my time here, and I know that all UMN Morris students can do the same, thanks to all of the opportunities offered.

How do you hope to make it even better?

Sam and I hope to focus on wellness, community, equity, academics, and sustainability throughout in order to show just how wholesome UMN Morris can be. Many students live with stress, anxiety, or other mental illnesses, so I would like to see improvements made to our mental health services. Improving connections in the community is another focal point for this year. Sam and I would also like to see a greater voice for underrepresented student populations.

What are your future plans, and how will this help you get there?

I will sit on the University of Minnesota Senate. This position will allow me to see what other campuses are doing well while presenting what the other campuses could learn from us.

As for plans on the campus level, once we have sufficient membership within MCSA, we can make great strides together to benefit students, faculty, staff, and administrators at UMN Morris.