The King’s College announces Andrew Schatz as student body president
NEW YORK, March 30, 2009—The King’s College is pleased to announce the election of Andrew Schatz as its student body president for the 2009-2010 school year.
Schatz, a junior from Florida, won 52 percent of the votes in a special, run-off election after none of the three student candidates procured a majority in the initial election. 73 percent of the student body participated in the run-off, and Schatz won by a margin of 6 votes over fellow junior Chris Ross. He will become the college’s seventh student body president.
Schatz is a Dean’s List student pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.
He decided to attend The King’s College because he admired the challenge it presented. He said, “Wrapped up in King's was everything that I wanted to see in myself: Understated but ambitious, hidden in plain sight, and aiming for perfection—not to mention a strong spiritual backbone.”
“I knew King's was the school that would give me the tools I needed to make a difference, both before and after I got a degree,” Schatz said.
Since starting at King’s in the fall of 2006, Schatz has actively participated in the House of Winston Churchill. In 2007-2008, he served as the House’s Chamberlain, a leadership position that builds community and acts as a liaison to the Office of Residence Life. He currently interns at The Walt Disney Company in Orlando, FL.
As president, Schatz will preside over The King’s Council, the student government composed of the nine House presidents. A house is a student-led, mission-driven organization composed of 20-30 students who aim to grow together spiritually, intellectually, and socially.
As student body president, Schatz hopes to better facilitate communication between the Council, the students, and the administration. “My administration will actively work with the school to build bridges and help the students to understand changes in policy and their rationale before they happen,” he said.
The King’s College is located in the Empire State Building in New York City.
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