Bakersfield College

Students in line for SGA voting

BCSGA Elections

 

 

Nominate Someone to BCSGA

Bakersfield College Student Government Association (BCSGA) provides an avenue for motivated BC students to begin their understanding of public service through being involved in their student government. BCSGA elected officials are actively involved in various aspects of the college and meet with administrators, system officials, and legislators on a regular basis to improve our campus and discuss student related concerns and initiatives. The decisions made by BCSGA Officers affect every individual on campus. 

To ensure candidates file for elections, BCSGA would appreciate your nominations of students who you believe possess the character and leadership that our student government needs to innovate and advance BCSGA into the future. Please take a moment and nominate students whom you believe would be a good fit as a voice for the BC student community.

Click here to nominate student(s). Nominations take less than 30 seconds. 

Thank you so much for your time and consideration. Please contact me with any further questions. 

Dr. Nicky Damania
Director of Student Life 
studentlife@bakersfieldcollege.edu

 


What does it mean to be in a Public Servant Leadership role?

Servant Leadership is a term coined by Robert Greenleaf (2002). It calls for leaders to be more pragmatic in their roles by leading others by being a servant first. The servant leader must work with flexibility in order to be responsive to the needs of those who benefit from their service (Pollard, 2006). They must also provide a fresh outlook based on their past experiences and contribute to their organization by meeting its demands in an earnest effort. Exhibiting such behavior definitely may have a positive impact on others; thus inspiring them to do more to help others.

The servant leader is "one who is a servant first" (Greenleaf, 2002). A servant leader not only serves as he or she leads, but also is supported by a mass of constituents who work similarly as hard to carry out major themes. To that end, they create a field of influence that stimulates the following (Simonaitiene, Leonaviiene, & Zvirdauskas, 2004):

  • Perspective thinking
  • Exchange thoughts on future plans
  • A strive for improvement
  • Initiating new projects
  • Openness for innovations and experiments
  • Suggesting new and good ideas
  • Noticing more possibilities than problems, as well as a fast take to decisions
  • Exercising flexibility

Not only do Servant leaders act in the capacity of a leader. They are also learners, mentors, motivators, and educators. They help foster relationships between organizations, especially in the public sector, and the community at large. These relationships, in return, become the foundation for building strong relationships both in governmental agencies and constituent services.

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