Story by Madi Zick
Photo by Haley Humphrey
As the school year comes to an end, plans for the next semester are already in route. The Student Senate held their elections for the new Exec Board April 18 and 19 that will serve for the 2018-19 school year. This board consists of the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. The people who ran for the these positions are Brianna Sanders and Heather Maker for President, Jakob Harmon for Vice President, Christine Keefe for Treasurer and Trevor Akers and Matthew Hayes for Secretary. Many people inquired why these elections are important and what should the students have looked for in a candidate.
Dillon Willis, a second-year member of the student senate, believes the student senate elections are important because the Exec Board can have tremendous impact on Rose State’s campus.. Willis advised to look for a candidate who is active across the campus community and who has a heart that is passionate about looking for new, positive changes.
Heather Maker, candidate for President, also thought it was important to vote for a representative who is kind, leads with his/her heart and listens to opinions on campus. When asked why Maker would like to serve as president, she explained that she wants students to get more involved and wants the little voice to be heard over the masses.
Trevor Akers ran for Secretary, he believes involvement on campus is exponentially important and he aspires to help Rose State as much as he can. He wanted to be the Secretary because he is passionate about maintaining involvement on campus and reaching out to all students to further positive engagement and the overall experience at the college.
Many also pondered why the students who chose to run and the senators who served in the student senate care. Former Treasurer Kaitlyn Burden explained that she “wants to know [she] left Rose State better than when [she] came.”
Voices do not have to be loud, to be heard. Search for new changes next semester and continually get to know your representatives.
The winning ballot was released April 20.
President Brianna Sanders
Vice President Jacob Harmon
Treasurer Heather Maker
Secretary Matthew Hayes
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