The new president of CSN’s student body has a mission

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Greetings from the College of Southern Nevada!

I’d like you to meet Brenda Romero, the new president of the Associated Students of the College of Southern Nevada.

Brenda Romero, CSN's 2015-16 student body president

Brenda Romero, CSN’s 2015-16 student body president

As the leader of CSN’s student government for the upcoming 2015-16 academic year, Romero has big plans, largely focused on helping to connect our vast student body with all the services we offer.

“It’s all about student success,” she said.

She will succeed outgoing student government president William McCurdy II, who did an outstanding job representing our students.

Romero and her family immigrated to Las Vegas from Mexico when she was 2 years old, she said. She falls under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy of the Obama administration, someone who is commonly referred to as a dreamer.

A Clark High School graduate, Romero is fluent in Spanish, and hopes to one day be an immigration lawyer.

“I want to know that what I’m doing is going to make a difference to someone,” she said.

She is studying business and communication, and she expects to graduate in spring 2016.

Her husband is in the U.S. Navy, so Romero is uncertain where she will be living once she’s completed her studies at CSN. She plans to attend a university, and law school, because she wants to help immigrants succeed in America.

Until then, Romero will focus on connecting CSN’s 35,000 students to our Tutorial Services, our Writing Center, our numerous counselors and advisors. People and programs that can make a difference for every one of those students.

“We have so many programs available,” she said. “But often students don’t know about them.”

Getting students from enrollment to graduation is her number one goal, which is my main focus, as well.

This column ran online July 10, 2015 in El Tiempo

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