Giovanna Z. Rinaldo
Four hours after the voting ballots were closed, students gathered in Fasnacht Court Wednesday to find out who their next president, executive vice president and senators of Associated Students of the University of La Verne would be.
Junior business administration major Alexis Coria and junior kinesiology major Alaia Azarcon were elected ASULV president and executive vice president for the 2016-2017 school year.
Coria and Azarcon said they are expected to focus heavily on strengthening what they branded the “three C’s”: community, connection and communication.
“Honestly that’s everything that we want summed up into those three words,” Coria said. “(We will) definitely continue everything that we stood by, and bring diversity and inclusivity back into the University.”
The University elected four new senators to represent their respective colleges. Freshman business administration Tamar Miot was elected as senator to the College of Business and Public Management, sophomore liberal studies major Rachel Klodell as senator to the LaFetra College of Education, and junior political science majors Jason Fuentes and Mariela Martinez as senators to the College of Arts and Sciences.
“I hope to flourish this position because I’m the first one to hold it in a couple of years,” sophomore liberal studies major Klodell said. “I’m excited to work with this new senate and our new president and vice president. I’ve worked with Alexis and Alaia this whole year and I’m just excited to see what they have in mind for the school year, things that we can all do together.”
Freshman public relations major Joshua Bay, freshman political science major Ryan Hoffman, freshman business administration major Andrew Im, junior psychology major Jarrett Mason, freshman business administration major Elmeera Nosrati, freshman speech communications and political science major Sarah Osuna, sophomore business administration major Rachel Stewart and sophomore communications Nicholas Vasquez were elected senators at-large.
“I hope to bring a voice to ASULV for diversity,” Mason said. “Bring more light to multicultural clubs, and also to help athletes for registration times as well, to give them priority. Seeing what we can do to take this campus to the next level, that’s what I’m most excited about.”
Giovanna Z. Rinaldo can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.