Vote Bang Co for VPSA
Statement of Intent
As someone who continues to be positively impacted by our fraternity, I am determined to give back in a meaningful way and serve as an advocate for our members’ advancement as student leaders and positive community members.
It is with wholehearted enthusiasm and passion that I write this letter to declare my candidacy for National Vice President for Student Affairs (NVPSA) of Kappa Kappa Psi for the 2019-2021 biennium. After thorough and careful consideration of the responsibilities and requirements of this office, I am fully committed to the preparation and execution of its current and potential duties.
Harvey Firestone once said, "the growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership." As I reflect upon this quote and my fraternal experience, I cannot help but think about all the leaders who have guided me on this journey. Without their mentorship and support, I would not have the courage, nor confidence to pursue this opportunity to serve at a higher level and to give back in a way that so many have done for me. The most life-changing experience throughout my years in Kappa Kappa Psi was not one of success or glory. It was a moment where I felt completely lost, alone, and limited. This left me powerless, but it also provided me the change to find clarity and direction in my life. In my search for further guidance, I discovered the philosophy of the "growth mindset", which has helped me overcome my biggest obstacle - my own mindset. The "growth mindset" (Carol Dweck, Ph. D.) describes the belief that we are capable of continued growth with the right mindset, training, and support. This philosophy is the driving force of my passion and the foundation of my vision. As NVPSA, my goal is simple: to help our members take ownership of their growth by actively developing their "growth mindset". Through my vision of ENGAGE • EQUIP • EMPOWER, I am determined to give back to our Brotherhood in a meaningful way as the next National Vice President for Student Affairs.
I would like to thank everyone for their consideration and engagement throughout this process. You can find further details and information about my overall vision for the biennium, as well as relevant experiences, on the following pages. At this point, I am only considering the role of NVPSA for this election cycle and will respectfully decline nominations for any other position on the National Council. If you have any questions about my overall vision or NVPSA candidacy, I would love to continue this conversation with you.
Bang T. Co