Alvin Ford chosen to lead again
Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 23:04
Student Senate has changed its name to Student Government, but it will have the same leader when class resume in the fall.
President Alvin Ford, a junior, ran unopposed for reelection and will lead the study body a second time.
The election stretched over several weeks.
“It has been a long process,” said Michael Soviak, vice president of public relations. “I never knew that this process would take this long. I thought we may vote in government and that was that, but it has been a long three weeks.”
Newly elected representative Jason Beavers, head of the Commuter Council, said he is excited about the opportunity to share his ideas.
“I am getting my team in place at this moment,” he said, while emailing prospective council members on his iPhone 4. “I am going into my sophomore year with the standing of a junior; I am focused and ready for the new year.”
He said he hopes the new student government will be run according to guidelines recently adopted after a committee re-wrote the constitution.
Here are the results from the recent election, in which many candidates ran unopposed:
-Alvin Ford, president;
-Faith Trooter, VP of finance;
-Yanet Plasencia, VP of mission and values;
-Michael Soviak, VP of public relations;
-Britnee Bunts, VP of programming;
-Kandia Smith, executive secretary;
-Jasmine Davis, College of Liberal Arts and Education representative;
-Maitia Melone, College of Architecture representative;
-Phillip Trotter, College of Business representative;
-Shela Payne, College of Engineering and Science representative;
-and Sam Beaudry, College of Health Professions representative.
The Greek representative and international student representative will be announced at a later date.
Representatives at Large will include University Ministry, Natalie DeBoer; Commuter Council, Jason Beavers; public safety, Brittaney Cole; athletics, Tyler Timmreck and Marlowe Crawford II; Sodexo, Ty Peters; residence hall, Ariel Smith; ITS, Adebusola Bakare; facilities operations, Cordon Murphy; and campus recreation, Karic Jones.