CUSG UPDATE PRESS RELEASE

Ladies, Gentlemen, Friends, and Family members,

At 17:09 hours on 25 June 2014, I received a message from the University of Colorado Student Government regarding my status in the future of the organization. I regretfully announce that I will not be offered a position within the University of Colorado Student Government for the 2014-2015 school year, my last year of college at this university. I am saddened by their decision, but I realize that it is not my loss, it is their loss.

My qualifications did not disqualify me from this position, since I was well qualified to fulfill the duties of four different positions. I applied for four positions. I applied for the positions of Director of Communications, Director of Sustainability, Director of Off Campus and Neighborhood Relations, and the Director of Event Planning positions, all four of which I am more than qualified for because of the extensive resume and accomplishments that I hold at 21 years of age. I have four published books, two very successful blogs, and recently, over 100 articles from a news site. Now that I think of it, I may even be over-qualified in some ways and I am now looking elsewhere to use my skills.

I do not know the source of the reason as to why I was not offered any positions and I have my theories as to why, but I will be applying for more jobs off campus. I believe firmly and I think that the universe is telling me that my future job prospects lie outside the university. I will be searching there in the fields of writing, editing, urban planning, and now that I am more than qualified for it, journalism to some extent.

Remember that when you fall down, you get back up again. It is probably not meant for me to be a part of this organization, but it has been my dream job on campus from freshman year and I am saddened that I will not be taking part in it in a way that I wished for. I am fortunate to have been given the opportunity to interview with them. I will be announcing my involvement plans for my last year of college at a later date, but being a direct part of the University of Colorado Student Government will not be a part of it. Thank you for all of your love and support. I would like to take the opportunity to thank the people that I met through my involvement in the CU Independent for getting me more involved in the affairs of the CUSG and becoming more noticed so that I would get an interview. I would not have been able to get as far as I did in the process without your influence and support.

With Love,

Ryan James Hite

25 June 2014