Globe Students Connect with State Legislatures on Hill Day
Making their voices heard, students and staff from Globe University-La Crosse connected with state legislatures on Wednesday, April 25 for the annual Wisconsin Council for Independent Education’s Hill Day. Bob Mathews, criminal justice student, and Thomas Sharp, Health Care Management student, joined Stephanie Cline, Campus Director, and Brady Lowe, Community Relations and Communications, to speak with state leaders and discuss their experiences at Globe University-La Crosse.
The Wisconsin Council for Independent Education (WCIE) is a collection of representatives from career colleges from around the state. The council understands the importance of strong government relations so they coordinate annual hill days for college students to share their stories with government leaders. Approximately sixty students and staff representing over ten colleges in the state attend the 2012 event to meet with Wisconsin elected officials.
Navigating the halls of the capital, the Globe-La Crosse group connected with the offices of five state legislatures including State Senators Jen Shilling, and Kathleen Vinehout and Representatives Steve Doyle, Jill Billings, and Mark Radcliffe. Although the legislatures were in their districts during the visits, the Globe group was welcomed by the staff in each office and had shared terrific discussions about Globe University-La Crosse.
The leaders that were visited represent a large number of students and staff that attend Globe University-La Crosse and Globe University-Eau Claire. In addition to the importance of Globe students to connecting with legislatures, the officials also wanted to connect with the students. The students are constituents of these politician’s districts. The legislatures wanted to learn more information on how they can better serve the people that reside in their districts.
Hill Day 2012 was a terrific success! Each legislature received new information about Globe University-La Crosse from the students and each official was invited to visit the campus in person. Globe-La Crosse is fortunate for the relationships it has with its Representatives and Senators and looks forward to strengthening those relationships for the benefits of the students and the community.