Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 11, No. 7. June 23rd, 1948
Kevin O'Brien, M.Com., is a part-time student doing an Arts course. He was Secretary of the Association from July, 1947, to April, 1948, and has been President since. He is Secretary of the Building Appeal Committee, Chairman of the Student Jubilee Committee, member of the College Jubilee Committee, V.U.C. member on the Resident Exec. N.Z.U.S.A., Treasurer N.Z.U.S.A., Organizer of the Australian Debating Tour, President of the Debating Society. He was this year's Capping Controller and Extravaganza Organizer, has been Business Manager of Salient, has won the Union and New Speakers' Prizes and the Plunket Medal, and has represented V.U.C. both at Debating and Oratory. He has been a member of special committees mainly concerned with finance, and was financial adviser to N.Z.U.S.A. on exam fees. He is a member of the committee organizing the N.Z.U.S.A. Student Congress.
He believes in student representation on the Senate, an all out effort for the Building Fund, and maximum participation in the jubilee. He thinks a serious effort should be made to consolidate advances made so far and to decide whether the present structure of student administration will be the best to stand the strain of the future, while he thinks it desirable to make V.U.C. an integral part of city life.