By: Cory Berlekamp
The election results are in for the executive board positions for the University of Findlay’s Student Government Association 2019-2020 academic year. Though the SGA has not officially released the results, the incumbent president, Alan “AJ” Kittle, said they are definitely in.
According to Kittle, the challenging candidate and current vice president, Olunife “O” Akinmolayan, will be taking over the position of president. The list of the other results are as follows; Alexandria Laker will become Vice President, Jillian Prince will take over as Sergeant at Arms, Lauren Keyser will become Secretary, and Kassidi Sullivan will keep her position as the Public Relations Chair.
Voting for the positions were sent through email from David Emsweller, Vice President for Student Affairs, and ended Friday, March 22, at 5:00 p.m. The email provided a picture and a statement from each candidate running for their positions. Emsweller made it clear in the email that he wanted the student body to review this information before voting.
“If you haven’t voted yet, I encourage you to review the email below and cast your vote,” wrote Emsweller. “Thank you, and I hope you will choose to cast your vote.”
President Kittle was gracious about his loss to Akinmolayan and was happy that the student body voted.
“No I’m not angry, I’m very proud of the student body for voting their conscience,” chuckled Kittle. “I think O will do a fantastic job, he’s a great leader. I think with the right input from our advisors he well be very successful.”
According to Kittle, the results will not officially be released until after the SGA senate elections are held.
“The senate elections start on Wednesday and should end next Friday,” Kittle said. “I believe it is going to be April 12 when those elections are going to be done but results probably won’t come out until the week of April 15.”
According to Akinmolayan’s statement in the election email, his platform was based on change and new ideas along with changing the relationship with students and student government.
“Creating a student government that truly represents students and their concerns,” Akinmolayan wrote. “I want to change the impact that students can have on their campus.”
The officers will assume their positions at the start of 2019-2020 academic year.