Joseph Watkins, current UVUSA Student Body President, has had many memorable experiences thought the school year. He calls himself “the crazy student government kid out in the halls trying to get everyone involved.” In addition to his position as president, Watkins is a Business Management major who has one more year left till graduation. Let’s hear what he has to say about his experience and his plans for the future:
Q: What has been your most memorable moment as president so far?
A: Spending the day with President Dieter F. Uchtdorf was cool. The ribbon cutting for the new library was another experience that I will never forget.
Q: What has been your favorite moment as president?
A: My favorite moment is when I get to sit and talk with a student that I have never met. I love all the amazing stories that our students have.
Q: What experience have you gained from your position?
A: I have learned how to work with groups of people and how to represent others.
Q: What is something about yourself that students probably don’t know?
A: Back in the day I would skateboard like crazy, things have been busy and I don’t get to do that much anymore.
Q: What are your plans for the next year?
A: I hope to continue here at UVU as a student. I would also like to work as a student representative on a state level.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: I want to start a real estate development company.
Q: What advice can you give to the incoming Student Body President?
A: Have fun and remember that it’s all about the students.
Q: What is your vision for UVU?
A: This institution will be the largest in the state of Utah. I hope that UVU will continue to grow and that the state of Utah will support it as it makes its run for the number one school in Utah.