Trevecca’s ASB election voting begins today

By Katie Schimmelpfennig

Voting for Trevecca’s Associated Student Body Student Government positions starts today.

Students can vote during lunch and dinner at the SGA booth in Jernigan Lobby through Thursday at 7 p.m.

ASB SGA serves as a liaison between faculty, administration and student groups.

ASB members serve on SGA’s executive council leading SGA and overseeing staffs of class representatives.  Members include: student body president, vice president, chaplain, social life director, student services director, communications director, Trevecca Intramural director, TrevEchoes Editor and Darda Editor.

TIA, and the editor positions elections will take place later this semester.

Speeches were given today during chapel.

Riley Wampler, current ASB president, is running unopposed for his same position.

“My focus is leaving behind for the years after us, so they can be successful as well,” Wampler said during his speech.

Bailey Bussell, current junior class vice president, and Brian Johnson, current junior class student services director, are running for ASB vice president.

Both Bussell and Johnson said they would manage SGA’s money well.

Bussell has served in many roles around campus including, SGA and as a Resident Assistant, she said. Consistently serving the student body will manifest itself, she said.

Johnson and Jim Waters, a candidate for chaplain, both addressed in their speeches that they were removed from their positions earlier this year for violating behavior codes.

“There’s been a lot of times where I didn’t take my leadership seriously,” but as vice president, Johnson’s priority is to serve students, he said.

Jenna Taylor, current ASB chaplain; Jacob Shackley, current junior class chaplain; Dillon Jones, former freshman class chaplain last school year; and Waters, former ASB director of social life, are running as ASB chaplain.

Shackley gave his speech first and said, “Yeah, vote for me.”

Jones would like to form a network for ways for students to get involved, he said.

Waters shared a personal story of when his eyes were opened on campus, after being removed from his position.

“I realized I let the campus down, and for that I’m sorry,” he said.

Taylor was unable attend chapel because of her nursing classes at Belmont. In a video message she said, she wants to unify campus.

Evans Knowles, current ASB director of communications, is running unopposed for her same position.

She looks forward to next year to be able to better communicate, Knowles said.

Adam Crum, current ASB director of social life, is running unopposed for his same position.

He sees his position as one of the most meaningful ones, and would like to hear from students if they’d like to see anything new, he said.

Chelsea Hardy, current freshman director of communication; Kristen Lester, current junior social life director; and Graham Scott are running for ASB student services.

All three candidates would like to see more students get involved in campus life.

Elections for class councils of SGA will follow ASB elections. An informational meeting is scheduled for March 19 at 7 p.m. in CLCS.

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