Student Association Candidates - Tafasha Pitt

Tafasha Pitt

Position Desired: VP of Finance

Major: Public Accounting


A.S.P.I.R.E (Alumni, Students and Professors, Influencing, Recruitment and Enrollment)

Programming Committee

Pace Chronicle Newspaper - Executive Board, Layout Editor/Art Director

DHOSA (Desi Heritage of South Asia) - VP of Finance

Accounting Society

ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting)

Peer Education (Office of Multicultural Affairs)

Position Statement

Tony Robbins once spoke the great words, life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more. To become more, is  to continuously strive to accomplish ones dreams and goals. My own desire to become a part of the Student Association Executive Board as Vice President of Finance stems from an  early appreciation for math, which in turn developed into a love for accounting. Having majored in public accounting for the majority of my college undergraduate experience, it would bring me no further satisfaction than to not only further my thirst of this subject, but to also serve my peers as Vice President of the student body. It is as a result of my heavy  involvement on campus (a Peer Educator, a Programming Committee member, a Pace Yourself Ambassador, an executive of the Desi Heritage of South Asia club, a Layout/Art Editor of  the Pace Chronicle newspaper, etc.) that I have gained the qualities and skills needed for this position. My dedication, hard work, consistency, dependability and professionalism are only a few qualities that I hold and believe are key for this position. My thirst to be involved in the student body and my willingness to learn will help in achieving and maybe even surpassing the objectives set forth in this position. If given the opportunity to become Vice President of Finance, I will work closely with the remainder of the Student Association  Executive Board and the Student Development and Campus Activities staff to improve our current budgeting system. I will go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that the  needs of all student organizations and the student body is met. To be placed in the position of Vice President of Finance for the Fall 2012- Spring 2013 academic year would be the  start of making my goals and aspirations into reality. With this opportunity, I ensure you that I will never give up as I dedicate my time and qualification, to make tangible the objectives and ambitions set forth. Working towards this opportunity for the larger portion of my college career has been a difficult task, but as Winston Churchill once said,  difficulties mastered are opportunities won.

What interests you about being a candidate for the Student Association Executive Board?

Pablo Picasso once spoke the great words, action is the foundational key to all success. My interest in the Student Executive Board stems from my desire to see a successful student  body ran executive board next year. It is in my experience that the best way to achieve ones desired outcome is to take action oneself. Most importantly, what interest me about being a candidate for the Student Association Executive Board, is my desire to help and become involved with my peers. I am also interesting in being a part of the Student  Association Executive Board, working to assist in the continuous growth of our student body and their activities.


What makes you the best candidate for the position?

Being a Public Accounting major, serving as the current VP of finance for DHOSA, my heavy involvement on campus and my broad knowledge acquired through course work, has  adequately prepared me for this position. My honesty, dedication, hard work, reliability, positive outlook, and professionalism are only a few qualities that I hold and believe are key  for this position. My thirst to be involved in the student body and my willingness to learn will help in achieving and maybe even surpassing the objectives set forth in this position.


What are the core values you associate with the term "student leadership"? Please elaborate.

Integrity, respect, selfless service, teamwork and leadership are all core values I would associate with the term student leadership. To be a student leader, you hold the responsibility  of upholding not only your integrity but that of the entire student body, and the staff you will work with. Furthermore, being able to respect yourself and those around you play an  important role of the success that is desired. Selfless service is also an essential core value in this role, as one of your main purposes is to service your student body. This in turn  requires you to collaborate with you staff and peers to find ways that would achieve the best results. To be in a student leadership position would require you to have leadership abilities, simply meaning a vision and passion for your position as you inspire others to help further the objectives.


How/why does effective student leadership require ethics and integrity?

Ethics and integrity are important in being an effective student leader as they promote a healthy and production environment. Serving a large and very diverse student body requires  you to be fair in whatever you do. This will help make sure that everyone is being benefited. To have ethics and integrity results in the best interests of your constituents.


How will your legacy at Pace University look?

Being involved in numerous organizations and departments on campus my legacy will be that of a well-rounded individual. I would have brought change on in to the Student Body  through her campus leadership role. My hard work and dedication will help create a forward oriented thinking on campus. Not only meeting the standards, but surpassing them,  bringing new ideas to campus.