May 1, 2015

Laureano Figueroa – San Francisco

Pursuit of Greatness
Laureano Figueroa – San Francisco

California Chi Phi Larry Figueroa was recently elected as the ASUSF Senate President at the University of San Francisco.

The only thing that Larry loves more than ASUSF Senate are the students at the University of San Francisco. From the moment Larry was elected one of two Freshman Class Representatives to now, he has remained just as honored to have been given the trust of his peers to represent them. Larry finds little to no importance of carrying the title of ASUSF Senate President. He finds more importance in being able to empower those around him, advocate for representation of all groups and being able to connect with the array of communities at USF.

Growth is something that Larry finds a lot of value in. He feels that the role of President requires the ability to grow each and everyday alongside everyone around you. From the moment Larry came onto this campus as a freshman to where he is now, he isn’t the same person. He has learned a little more about life each and every day. The more Larry has learned, the more he realizes that he really doesn’t know anything and that has been the most meaningful and humbling lesson he’s every had.

Larry has always pushed himself into uncharted waters with the intention of taking something out of it. Whether that be a new friend, new information, new knowledge, new feelings or all of the above. He joined ASUSF Senate two years ago as one of two Freshman Class Representatives. In the Spring of his freshman year, Larry decided to run for ASUSF Senate Executive Board as the Vice President of Public Relations with his goal of changing the perception of Senate on campus. He is also a proud Brother of Phi Delta Theta’s California Chi Chapter. He’s served as the Secretary and is currently the New Member Educator for the Beta Class. During the summer of his sophomore year, Larry became a part of GO Team as an Orientation Leader. Here Larry started becoming more comfortable in his own leadership style. The GO Team experience resonated with Larry so much that he decided to re-apply to become one of five Team Leaders. One of the happiest days of his life was when his GO Team Advisor, Charlotte Salinas, called him in class the let him know he was selected to serve as a Team Leader for New Student Orientation 2015.

“I owe everything great that has come into my life to my Phi Delt brothers. It was the unconditional love and support of my brothers that has pushed me to grow in ways that I could have never imagined. From when I expressed interest in running for student body president to the week of elections, the support from my brothers was overwhelming. The entire way through I did not once feel as though I was doing this alone. I don’t think I’d be able to do what I’m doing now without California Chi standing right by my side.”

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