Vice President candidate
Kepner, a junior in the School of Public Affairs, said she decided to run for vice president because she wants to give every student at AU the best programming possible.
“Many of the AU graduates that I’ve talked to say, ‘Hey this KPU event was really great,’ and that really sticks out to me,” she said. “So having the opportunity to give AU students a good programming experience I think reflects well on the University as a whole.”
Originally from Nashua, N.H., Kepner said she would work to diversify the types of speakers KPU brings to campus if elected.
“I think we can get more minority speakers on this campus, more African-Americans, more LGBTQ speakers, things of that nature,” she said.
In addition to being a senator for the Class of 2016, Kepner is the Budget and Special Events director of AU College Republicans and enjoys playing volleyball and basketball in her free time.
Kepner said she wants to work with class and school councils to give them more programming resources in order to expand the work they do for students and give them increased notoriety on campus.
“The VP cabinet has a lot of resources to offer clubs and schools, so [I want to] better communication between it and class and school councils,” Kepner said.
Disclosure: Kepner wrote for The Eagle’s sports section last year.