This archived article was written by: Benjamin Waldon
Juggling his personal life with the pressures of student body president at College of Eastern Utah proved to be too much for Colby Majors after resigning his presidential office on September 25.
Serving from the end of April last year when he was sworn in at an awards banquet, Majors went into his position with goals to make the school a better place concerning comfort. “I want this school to be able to be a good environment for the students here. I want people to feel comfortable here … ,” Majors states.
After months of work, training and networking with other student body presidents throughout the state, Majors realized that the position just took to much time away from other priorities in his life, a “Big one is marriage … it’s such a big thing in life … I know this may seem like I contradict myself because earlier I said that I could do this, even getting married … it’s hard to juggle a lot of things: school, the president position and trying to find time to work so I can have money to support myself and my wife.”
He added, “Another thing is, I did enjoy doing it, I did have fun, I loved being a part of it, but it was hard to do something I really didn’t feel comfortable in.”
The reason Majors was not comfortable being the student body president was, “There were just a few people in student government I couldn’t get along with but outside of it, I could … Hard for me to work with some people that were strong-willed … Power hungry … I’m not that type of person.”
He stated that he loved to communicate the best he could with people but stated, “sometimes that just didn’t work out the way that I wanted it to.”
Although there were many pressures Majors had to endure through the four months in which he served at the helm ASCEU, he is going to miss doing what he can for the school.
One of Major’s favorite parts about the job was, “I had a lot of power, I have to be honest, power was one of those things that I had … not so much like, ‘oh I can do anything I want’, but to the fact where I had it at my finger tips … power to help and being able to communicate with higher people in the school.”
He added, “Another thing I’m going miss is … working with other student body presidents that I became really good friends with.”
With Majors leaving the new student body preside position, is Aaron Hales who was sworn in on Thursday, October 5 by the new Executive Vice President Acacia Davis during the advisory meeting held in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center boardroom.
Majors said, “I knew and I understood and I felt strongly that when I handed it over to Aaron I knew that it would be in the best of hands, because I know Aaron has a lot of patience and I feel that he is the right person to have it.”
He added, “It was really good to work with him as much as I could, as much as I did, because I know he can handle things as such as these … he is able to do it.” Majors may reapply next semester for another position if any become available.
Although Majors plans to live in Utah for the rest of his life, after CEU he and his wife will be attending Utah Valley State College, and live somewhere near because it is between both of their families.
Concerning his education, he plans to major into early childhood education because of his love for children and his desire to teach them.