New Executive Team to Confront Challenging Times

News Staff - Tue Mar 12, 2013

University of Alberta undergraduates have selected a new executive team, voting on March 6 and 7 for the Students’ Union President along with 4 Vice Presidents and the undergraduate Board of Governor’s Representative.

Incoming President Petros Kusmu, currently the SU’s Vice President (External), noted that his team appeared to be coming up against a challenging year.

“I’m excited to have been chosen to fight for students in these challenging times,” Kusmu said, referencing the upcoming provincial budget’s 7.2% cut to the University of Alberta. “That said, I’m also looking forward to finding new opportunities to better the student experience throughout the next year as well.”

Kusmu will be joined on the executive committee by re-elected Vice President (Academic) Dustin Chelen, incoming Vice President (External) Adam Woods, Vice President (Operations and Finance) Josh Le, and Vice President (Student Life) William Lau.

The U-Pass Referendum once again passed by a large majority, with 84% of students voting in favour. The ISSS FAMF Referendum also passed, with 58% of undergraduate science students voting in favour of the fee.

Brent Kelly won an uncontested race, and was re-elected as an undergraduate Board of Governors Representative.

A full breakdown of election results can be found on the SU Elections website.

For more information, please contact:
Simon Yackulic
External Communications & Media Advisor
University of Alberta Students’ Union
P: 780.492.4236

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