Re: AS meeting on organization’s constitution sheds light on in-house tensions
Hello, my name is Andrew Koo and this is my 3rd semester here at Santa Monica College. I serve on the Board of Directors as the Director of Activities for the Associated Students. I am writing this letter to you because I wanted to communicate and provide another perspective on Sonali Bridges, Associate Dean of the Associated Students.
She has also been putting countless hours into helping Consent month go smoothly and using her resources to make sure we have a successful month. She works with Daniel Kolko, Caitlin Corker, and the consent month team to educate students and spread awareness about sexual assault in the SMC community.
There are passionate and excited directors who are more vocal than others, and sometimes their ideas for projects or events can be unrealistic. When Dean Bridges communicates to them ahead of time in an effectively manner about a project or event that cannot happen, some directors tend to take it personally and lash out. If and when a time comes where Dean Bridges has to say no, she never leaves it at that note. Not only has she been professional and effective in communicating what needs to happen, she provides ample alternatives or solutions to what else could be done in order to have an event.
I hope this letter has communicated and provided you an insightful and realistic perspective on Dean Bridges. I can firmly place my trust in her and know she will fully support me during my time in the Associated Students