The results are in! COS now has a new student government chosen by you the students. There was a total of eight students who ran for offices, though some positions remained empty on the ballot.
The ASB President will be Kayla Pace; Vice President will be Reymundo Buenrastro; Student Trustee will be Daniel Stepp; Commissioner of Activities will be Roxanne Fagundes; Commissioner of Clubs will be Juan Moreno; Commissioner of Publicity/Art will be Alyssa Rodriguez.
ASB, or Associated Student Body, is a class that allows students to gain insight into running a student government, working with other people, and making decisions. On Tuesdays the class meets to discuss different issues and to run though different items on the agenda. Thursdays is when the class runs events out in the quad and interacts with the student body.
Debbie Douglass, the ASB Class instructor, said in regards to the number of vote, “it was really, really, very low.” Altogether there were 146 voters over the two days of elections, 124 for the COS campus in Visalia and 22 for Hanford.
“It’s not just at COS.” said Douglass. There have been other colleges that have been struggling to get their students involved not only in elections but also for running for student government positions.
The positions that were open on the ballot will be filled two weeks after the new semester starts. Students from the ASB class will be considered for those spots and interviewed by the officers voted into offices. The remaining positions yet to be filled are Student Ambassador, Commissioner of Finance, and Commissioner of Records.