Letter to the Editor

Students of the CNM Community,

I appreciate the Chronicle giving me the opportunity to call attention to a wonderful oppor­tunity for CNM students: the Executive Council of Students. ECOS is the leadership arm of your student government and is your voice to the administration here at CNM. ECOS members serve as participating members on major decision making teams at CNM and regularly meet with high level administrators.

Membership in ECOS is an excellent opportunity to exercise and improve leadership skills and teamwork abilities. Though there are officer positions as defined by the ECOS Constitution, every member has an equal voice in deci­sion making. ECOS members have participated in many leadership development opportunities such as conferences out of state and the excellent Civic Engagement Leadership Institute here at CNM.

Past events sponsored by ECOS include an annual Honors Banquet recognizing outstanding students, especially those that have been a part of a Recognized Student Organization, and Spring Fling, an annual celebration of CNM students by CNM students. More recently the student leaders conducted a safety survey of Main campus and are compiling that data to present to CNM decision makers. Future events are limited only by the energy and focus of ECOS members.

ECOS currently has openings for motivated leaders who want to make a difference at CNM and grow as people and leaders. Applicants must be enrolled in at least three credit hours, submit at least one letter of recommendation from a faculty member who can address the applicant’s leadership skills or potential, and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Email me as the ECOS adviser at kgaussoin@ cnm.edu for an application or more information, or come see me in SSC 201 (Main campus).

I look forward to meeting you!

Kristofer E. Gaussoin,

Director of Student Conduct and Responsibilities

Adviser, Executive Council of Students.

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