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- Hunter Huie, SGA Presidential Candidate – Huie’s platform centers on student well-being and improving on-campus dining. Huie presented his plan for medical amnesty, so that students who seek medical assistance due to alcohol or drug related circumstances will not be penalized by the school. In addition to medical amnesty, Huie has also proposed that Chartwell’s clearly label food for students with allergies, and increase vegetarian options in the cafeteria. Ultimately, Huie said his goal is to pass sustainable legislation through SGA in the future.
- Brian Kirkwood, SGA Vice Presidential Candidate – Kirkwood’s platform calls attention to campus safety, specifically lighting. His ideas include improving lighting conditions on campus, creating a committee that is focused specifically on lighting and heightened awareness of the blue-light emergency phone towers on sidewalks. He also plans to strengthen the relationship between the SGA and the Student Life department, as well as use Student Life as a tool to recruit new senators.
- Lito Hilario, Senior Class Presidential Candidate – Hilario referenced his three years in SGA and the two executive positions he is currently holding as reasons why he should be the next senior class president. Hilario’s platform promises a monthly senior forum, broadcast emails specifically tailored for seniors and fostering alumni involvement. “I want the senior class to have the feeling of options,” said Hilario.
- Austin Noble, Senior Class Presidential Candidate – Despite having held no previous position in SGA, Noble cited that his position on his fraternity’s executive board and a prior internship at a legal office in D.C. makes him the best candidate for the presidency of the class of 2017. His platform focuses on expanding community service opportunities and working to make campus more accessible for handicapped students. To Noble, the most important aspect of the senior class presidency is efficiency and availability to students.
Students can cast their votes online on OrgSync. Voting opened on Monday, March, 21 and will close on Wednesday, March 23 at 3 p.m.