The beginning of the 2016 academic year brought change to the top of Muskingum University’s Student Senate, while the desire to add more senators to the ranks heightened.
Student Senate Executive Board President, Maggie Hale, stepped down from her role before the year began, creating a void at the very top of Student Senate.
Hale cited personal reasons for her departure from the Senate Executive Board.
To fill the Presidency, Executive Board Vice President, Jason Schaumleffel has moved to the office of Executive Board President, while sophomore Luke Lloyd was voted as the new Vice President in an internal election at the first Student Senate meeting of the school year on Aug. 30.
“I want to help bring changes to Senate and Muskingum’s campus as Vice President,” said Lloyd.
Several seats on Student Senate still remain vacant from the 2015-16 school year, including Male and Female Independent Representatives, and many more.
“Nothing has changed yet,” said Director of Student Involvement, Jessica Leigh-Edge.
To fill the remaining vacancies, Student Senate will hold a second round of general elections in the fall semester. These elections will accompany the yearly election of first-year class officers.
Anyone interested in running for Senate positions must complete petitions for candidacy by Sept. 9. Elections will then take place Sept. 15 and 16 on OrgSync.