Election results for student body president and executive vice president were announced on Thursday, March 14.
In an event held at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus Student Center, departing student body president Aaron Starks announced Jessica Fowler as the new student body president and Carlos Artiles as the student body executive vice president.
“I’m really very, very excited,” said Artiles. “This is the second year I get to win, so this year, I’m positive that I can do even more than I did this past year. Since I already know what I have to do, there’s no training required.”
When Artiles went up the stage, he restated his goal of decreasing the price of textbooks and in putting security cameras in the parking lot.
Fowler’s voiced cracked as she spoke following the announcement hat she had won the election as the new student body president. Her plan for next year is to better utilize student fees.
She wants students know what events the student fees are providing. She also plans to cancel events that fail to attract many students and put that money into already existing scholarship funds.
A total of 1601 students voted for student body representatives in this year’s elections. Enrollment numbers for the current semester have not been published, but the student headcount for last year’s Fall semester was over 27,000 according to the SLCC Fact Book.
Both candidates spent countless hours and roughly $400 each on their campaign. Most of the cost came out of their pockets, but the school contributed $100 to each candidate for their campaign.
Starks congratulated the candidates for running and for working hard promoting the election and for the time they invested.