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OG Oyiborhoro: Leader of tomorrow

Footage from Oyiborhoro’s meeting with the Hatchet Editorial Board

Name: Ogheneruemu “OG” Oyiborhoro

Year: Junior

Hometown: Baldwin, N.Y.

Clubs/Activities: Asian Student Alliance, Black Student Union, tutor, American Bar Association intern

Top three platform initiatives: Increased alumni relations and building community.

SA experience: Joint Committee of Faculty and Students, SA senator.

Campaign Web site:

Endorsements: Asian Student Alliance, Organization of African Students, Indian Students Association, Muslim Students Association.

Which one of your competitors would get your vote if you were not running for SA president? I would not be running if they were more qualified than myself.

Favorite spot in D.C.: Anacostia. I tutor students from the high school and also receive haircuts in the area.

Do you own a BlackBerry? Yes, won it from Facebook.

What do you like on your Chipotle burrito? Chicken, rice, black beans, guacamole and tomatoes.

Student Association Sen. OG Oyiborhoro (CCAS-U) said he will strive to improve communication between students, administrators and alumni, if he wins his write-in candidacy for SA president.

Oyiborhoro, a junior whose candidacy petition was not certified by the Joint Elections Committee, said he is unsatisfied with the current contact between students and University leaders and has the SA experience to improve communication.

“I am running for president because I believe that it is important for every student, whether they are involved in organizations on-campus or not, and whether they are undergraduate or graduate, to be able to have an avenue of communication to administrators,” Oyiborhoro said.

He said he will focus on his platform pillars of “prosperity, sustainability and community” to help improve communication and other aspects of student life.

Oyiborhoro said advancing the University’s alumni relations will be a major aspect of his prosperity initiative.

“It is a responsibility of the university to ensure more and better avenues for students to receive jobs while here at The George Washington University and after they graduate,” Oyiborhoro said. “No longer will students scramble for alumni connections during and after their University experience. Leaders of tomorrow are made today.”

The presidential candidate said a major focus of his sustainability initiative will be to make GW residence halls more environmentally friendly.

“Every GW student should live in a dorm that they are proud of,” Oyiborhoro said. “As SA president I will work with the administration as well as GreenGW in revitalizing older dorms and in moving forward with future initiatives.”

He said he will work to build rapport with the Foggy Bottom neighborhood through his community initiative.

“It is imperative that we work together as a community,” Oyiborhoro said. “We cannot work separately but should come together in fellowship and give input where needed. We must work to achieve better relationships with the Foggy Bottom Community.”

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