The Civil Service Council would like to introduce Aubrey Henson, former council candidate for Group IV, who was recently appointed as council member in September 2020 after the departure of former council member Emily Vigneri, who left Illinois State University for another position. Henson’s term representing Group IV will run until June 30, 2023. Get to know more about Henson in the Q&A below. Welcome to the Civil Service Council, Aubrey!
Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality/Customer Service Assistant
Joined ISU in 2019
What are your favorite places on campus?
I can’t pick just one so I’ll have to split my answer into two: The Bone Student Center (BSC) and the Quad. I love walking around the BSC and seeing friendly faces and love grabbing some food with friends and hanging out by the fireplace. I also really enjoy sitting outside, when the weather’s nice of course, and reading on the Quad. It is my favorite way to spend breaks and my lunch. When it’s snowing outside, I love to see how beautiful the Quad can be covered in snow!
What drew you to run for the Civil Service Council?
I really wanted to be more involved on campus and wanted to meet new people. Going to ISU for undergrad, I was involved in so many different organizations that it allowed me to meet an array of people and I wanted to have the same experience while working here. I thought the Civil Service Council would be a great way to be involved, make an impact, and meet some pretty cool people along the way.
What do you hope to achieve during your time on the Civil Service Council?
I hope to be more involved on campus and to help out during events and meetings. I also hope to gain a better perspective of just how diverse and amazing this University can be while working with those who care for it as much as I do.
Favorite Redbird event or pastime?
My favorite Redbird event is Homecoming! I love when all my fellow alumni come back to campus and watch some Redbird football. Tailgating with some great food and even better company is something that can never be passed up. The parade is also so much fun to watch and I always make time to catch as much of it as I can on Homecoming.