Renata Valquier Chavez, who served as the UNO Student Body President and Student Regent in 2018-19, chats with Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D.
Renata's impressions on the role of student president weren't as she had expected. The roles of student regent and student body president are completely different and it was good to have a summer to figure them out.
The balance between student, student body president and student athlete were a challenge to figure out. Renata went in with the idea of she was only a student athlete while at practice, at Board of Regents meetings she focused only on her role as student body president, in class she was solely a student, etc.
What she is most proud of as her time as Student Body President is the work that they've helped lay for future Student Governments by revising the bylaws.
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