Thomas Wolsek has continuously aimed to empower and enable others to become leaders.
Since joining Student Government his freshman year, Wolsek has served as a senator, vice chair of the Rules and Ethics Committee and chair of the Public Relations Committee. Most notably, he took on the role of Student Government president for the 2017-2018 year.
Wolsek said his favorite part about working with the student body is getting more students involved.
“I try to lead others to leadership,” he said. “I’ve always tried to engage others in the planning of Student Government activities, whether it be a large task or one of our day-to-day functions.”
Kenneth Kettenbeil, vice chancellor of external relations, would have to agree.
“Thomas is a real pleasure to work with. He always talks about how he has great people around him who are capable of completing jobs assigned to them,” Kettenbeil said. “It’s clear that he respects their roles and can depend on them for various tasks—he values their input and ideas.”
In addition to his involvement with Student Government, Wolsek has served as treasurer for UM-Dearborn Amnesty International and was previously a student mentor for Political Science 101, where he designed and led study lectures for students taking the course. He served as the sole student representative on the Chancellor Search Advisory Committee and was awarded an Emerging Leader Certificate from the Student Leadership Awards in 2016.
Looking toward the future, Wolsek said he will continue to assist Student Government in its success even after his term is up. His goal? To have a strong base of leaders who thrive for a strong student body.
“I think my legacy at UM-Dearborn will show in the continued actions and success of Student Government in years to come,” he said.