Adelyn “Addie” Lotito, a sixth-semester marketing major with a management minor who currently serves as the Student Union Board of Governors’s vice president of programming, will be the organization’s 2019-20 president.
SUBOG is UConn’s largest student-run programming organization, comprised of seven separate committees (comedy, concert, films, major weekends, special events, sports and outreach) and more than 200 student members, according to the organization’s website.
“Being a part of SUBOG, I learned how important it is to make relationships with people,” Lotito said. “You never know what kinds of experiences people have had and what you can learn from them.”
Lotito said she joined SUBOG in the fall of her freshman year after her high school Husky-for-a-Day ambassador, graduate and former Arts Chair Ashley Lane, introduced her to SUBOG’s office when she visited.
“Ever since high school, I was always the type of person who wanted to get involved,” Lotito said. “I was able to see how SUBOG created close friendships just by hanging out in the office for an hour or so. I knew I wanted to be a part of that.”
Lotito said that as president of the organization, she hopes to increase the variety of projects SUBOG is involved with around campus.
“As of right now, many of our events during a typical year fall under the categories of ‘social interactions’ or ‘community building,’” Lotito said. “I want to see more ‘health and wellness’ events, ‘cultural awareness’ events and partnerships with other organizations and departments on campus.”
Lotito said expanding SUBOG activities will allow students from all backgrounds and interests at the university to get involved in some of the events the organization plans.
“This balance of event types is what can make SUBOG really great and allow us to cater to the greatest number of students,” Lotito said. “It is something I refuse to overlook in the upcoming year.”
Taylor Harton is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.