Christian Kummer '22
Student Co-Chair of Community Council
Anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I love working with people. The SGA provides the opportunity to collaborate with different sectors of the campus community with the common goal of improving the Middlebury experience. My role as Co-Chair is particularly exciting as it enables me to hear directly from students, staff, and faculty to develop well-rounded and holistic visions for what the SGA as a whole can accomplish. When I sign-on to a task, I see it through to its completion and incorporate passion and enthusiasm along the way. This year, some topics I hope to focus on are developing mental health resources, preventing dining hall waste and vandalism, and improving resources and respect for staff members.
Hometown: Southbury, Connecticut
Major: Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies; Dance
Interests: Dance; Sex Positive Education, College Style; Queers and Allies; Oratory Now
Previous SGA Positions: First-Year Senator; Relationship & Sexual Respect Committee; Institutional Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee
About Community Council
The Community Council serves as a forum in which all segments of the College community have a voice on nonacademic issues on campus. With a membership that includes students, faculty, and staff, its deliberations and recommendations consider the interests and concerns of the whole community. Community Council has the latitude to make recommendations to specific offices or members of the administration, yet the value of this body lies also in the diversity of its make-up and the regularity of its meeting schedule: it is genuinely a forum for the open and frank exchange of ideas.
Community Council regularly receives matters for consideration from the President and from members of the College’s Senior Leadership Group. In this consultative capacity, the Council will offer direct feedback to the President and SLG, and will frequently reach out to others for input before forwarding the opinion(s) of the Council.
All members of the College community are invited and encouraged to attend and to gather feedback, brainstorm solutions to a problem, and present their own concerns, questions, or recommendations. If you cannot attend a meeting, contact CCouncil@Middlebury.edu to send in a statement to be read and/or receive a copy of the minutes.
Community Council actively strives to be a council in which people of all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic class locations, gender identities, sexual orientations, body types, religions, dis/abilities, nationalities, ages, and languages are not only included, but flourish.
The Student Co-Chair of Community Council (Co-Chair) serves as the principal student leader on the Community Council. The Co-Chair is a non-voting member of the Student Senate. The Co-Chair appoints the eight other students serving on Community Council in concert with the Directors of Operations.