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Running unopposed junior Lauren Crumbaker and sophomore Nicole Cuadras were elected president and executive vice president of the Associated Students of the University of La Verne, respectively, Wednesday.
“I’m very excited about pushing administration further, pushing the boundaries of our relationship with them and seeing everything that the new senators are passionate about,” Cuadras said.
Benjamin Alickovic, Alaia Azarcon, Ryan Gray, Corenne Hall, Austin Heron, Paris Patterson, Rachel Stewart and Eden Vasquez were elected as senators-at-large.
The senators said they are excited to start working on their platforms and making positive changes on campus.
“What my platform consisted of was getting students more involved,” Gray said. “I feel like the more involved students are, the more successful students are.”
Getting students involved on campus was a common theme throughout the senators’ plans.
“La Verne is a big commuter school and as a commuter myself there needs to be a way for commuters to want to stay on campus,” Alickovic said.
Senators were also interested in communicating better with the student body.
“I plan to bring in new, different types of communication, such as social media and possibly a video channel, to kind of bridge the gap between ASULV and students so when serious issues are addressed to the student body it’s not such a big surprise, it’s supposed to be the norm,” Heron said.
Guadalupe Lara was also elected as the senator for the College of Arts and Sciences and Alexis Coria and Mariano Padilla were elected as senators for the College of Business and Public Management.
“I think we set up a really good foundation this year for working with administration and pushing them to communicate with us better and actually involve us in conversations about school problems, so I’m excited to push that even further and involve the student body in those issues,” Cuadras said.