Julianne Hart will serve as next year’s Students’ Association vice president.
Hart, junior political science major from Austin, will join next year’s SA PresidentÂ Connor Best, junior political science major from Sacramento, Calif., and and next year’s SA TreasurerÂ Carson Henley, junior biochemistry major from Colleyville, in the new SA executive cabinet.
Hart said the three years she’s spent working with Best and Henley on SA will increase their chances of working well together next year.
“I really think the three of us will work well in the office together. We have a pretty good knowledge of each other’s strengths and weaknesses,” Hart said. “Our teamwork and ability to work effectively will just increase over time.”
Current SA Vice President Jared Elk, senior political science major from Savoy, said nearly 380 students voted, approximately 80 percent of the 2-day general election.
In a close race, Hart received 208 votes. And Rebecca Dial, junior political science and history major from Lexington, S.C., received 172 votes.
When the two vice president candidates learned Thursday they would be in a runoff, both wanted to push the second election to the following week. However, Hart said she thought it was a relatively positive turnout anyway.
“I think it worked out all right. I know Rebecca and I spent a lot of time last night and this morning talking with people and making sure everyone knew about voting today,” Hart said. “The results seem to be, for the most part, pretty positive as far as overall voter turn out.”
Hart said she has already been talking with student organization leaders about ways to help organizations. She also plans to compile lists of student organization leaders to start communicating with them before the summer.
If the Board of Trustees approves the Dancing Policy, Hart said she wants to begin working to organize a beginning of the year dancing event as soon as she hears of approval.