Spencer Smith Candidate Statement 2020

I have been affiliated with the UO since 2011 when I enrolled as an undergraduate student. Upon graduation I returned as a classified staff member within University Housing in 2016 before moving into my current OA position as the Financial Wellness Coordinator and Financial Aid Counselor in 2019. In my professional roles at the UO, I have had the opportunity to connect with front line workers, faculty members along with leadership. I have served as a bridge builder between different departments and employee groups. As a member on the OA Council, we need colleagues to listen, advocate and provide solutions.

If elected into the OA Council, I will utilize my strengths–empathy, harmony, woo to represent OA’s and advocate for our employee group and help find solutions. Each of our jobs, may have different day-to-day operations but we are united in one cause—to be ensure that UO students receive a high-quality of education, while ensuring they are safe, inclusive and positively contribute to their communities as a Duck and beyond. Thank you for your consideration.

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