As the in-person portion of the spring semester comes into full swing, Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Leadership Committee (ELC) elections are underway.
The ELC election began Feb. 18, with the campaigning period running between Feb. 19 and March 1. Six students are running this year, Riley Brown, Chase Slenker, Skylar Walder, Christopher Higgins, Imani Cameron and Jordan Newsome-Little. According to the Student Government Association rules and regulations, each candidate had to write a personal biography and statement of purpose to be considered for the ballot.
Despite the continued COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic regulations and diminished student activity on campus, student government candidates are persistent in serving the Shippensburg University student body. The candidates hope to bring unity and understanding in these unpredictable times.
In a “One Campus One Family” campaign introduction video, officer candidates said. We look forward to meeting with you, listening to you, and hearing your story, as we look forward to the future of our home.”
Brown, Slenker, Walder and Higgins are all running under this campaign.
Campaigning will be completely online during the spring semester. Candidates are encouraged to use social media and other online platforms to aid them in their campaign.
The five positions available in this election are: president, vice president of internal affairs, vice president of external affairs, vice president of finance, and vice president of student groups. Write-in candidates are accepted during the voting process.
SGA officials encourage students to vote in the elections and share their voices to build a better campus. Candidate speeches are Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. on Zoom. SGA officials will communicate what Zoom link to use closer to the event date. During this time, viewers can pose questions for the candidates. Voting week starts on March 1 at 8 a.m., and will continue until March 4 at 4 p.m. The online elections system is used to cast ballots.