Bryce and Jay

Bryce Garman

Growing up on my family’s beef production farm in Algona, Iowa, allowed me to plant strong roots in advocacy and communication. I am fueled by relationships with others, dynamic leadership, and positive environments that allow all people to be successful. Influential experiences working with the Story County Board of Supervisors and as the Director of Marketing for Student Government have formed my passion for strong leadership in local government. If elected, Jay and I will strive to advocate for our fellow Cyclones. It is important that every student understands that their voice matters and their ideas are always respected. I am running for Student Body President to be an advocate for all Cyclones and to cultivate community on Iowa State's campus.

Jay Waagmeester

An open-minded, down to earth sophomore originally from Rock, Rapids Iowa, my values lie in humility, compassion, and accountability. I see the value in differing perspectives and strive to cultivate environments where all students feel welcome and respected. I have a strong history of advocating for those in need, and will strive to bring those skills to the role of your Student Body Vice-President. Bryce and I look forward to practicing empathy, respect, and transparency in the upcoming year while strengthening collaboration, togetherness, and opportunities on Iowa State’s campus.

Cultivate Community

  • Create a leadership group with presidents from academic and cultural student councils

  • Collaborate with campus organizations and offices to efficiently promote campus resources regarding mental health, sexual violence and Green Dot.

  • Work with the Director of Affordability to promote the creation of scholarships for higher education (graduate programs, law school, etc) 

  • Increase multicultural organization outreach 

  • Emphasize the promotion of student government to underclassmen and incoming students 

  • Provide student organizations resources for an inclusive language training presentation and resources 

  • Expand LGBTQIA+ allyship and resources on campus

  • Increase mental health first aid training for student government members and promote training to the student body

  • Increase and expand awareness and education related to on and off-campus recycling