Major seats remain vacant after Student Government election

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By: Gail Fredricks | Published April 12, 2016

Over 1,400 students took to CougarLink on April 5 and 6 to elect officers for the full-time undergraduate Student Organization and the Graduate and Part-Time Student Council (GPSC), but several positions remain vacant since there were no candidates.

Emily Cubilete was voted in as the full-time undergraduate president, while Lawrence Owens was elected GPSC president. Besides class representatives, the remaining seats for the GPSC were not filled.

Data from Student Government’s CougarLink page shows that 1,437 students voted, or 9 percent out of a total graduate and undergraduate population of 15,406, according to fall 2015 institutional research from the university.

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Many of the more than 40 available positions were filled, however, some were not since there were no applicants, said Student Organization’s Managing Assistant Director Carli Hench.

All positions for the Senior Class Executive Board are still available, as well as the Sophomore and Junior Class Vice President, Secretary, and Representatives. As for the Graduate and Part-time Council, the positions for Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary are still open.

Both governments provide representation for part-time, full-time, undergraduate and graduate Kean students. Officers are elected annually and have the opportunity to work with administrative committees, organize programs, activities and work with funded groups on campus.

If interested in applying for a Council Representative position, students can fill out a council representative application. For the Executive Board and Class Executive Board positions, interested students must complete only the Student Organization or GPSC Vacancy applications.

Both applications are available on the Office of Student Government CougarLink page under forms. Full election results are below:

Graduate and Part-time Student Council results
Voters: 60

Graduate and Part-time Student Council (GPSC) President:

Candidate Count Percent 
Lawrence Owens 49 81.66%
No Candidate 11 18.33%

Graduate and Part-time Student Council (GPSC) Representatives:

Candidate Count Percent 
Jessica Taylor 33 35.48%
Jessica Bomm 31 33.33%
Paola Prieto 29 31.18%

Student Organization Executive Board results

Voters: 716

Student Organization Executive President:

Candidate Count Percent 
Emily Cubilete 389 54.32%
Erika Espin 212 29.6%
No Candidate 115 16.06%

Student Organization Executive Vice President:

Candidate Count Percent 
Asa Duggar 257 33.89
Stephanie Cerna 174 24.3%
Requel Avena 170 23.74%
No Candidate 88 12.29%
Dayling M. Urquia 27 3.77%

Student Organization Vice President of Funded Groups:

Candidate Count Percent 
Marquiale Davis 556 77.65%
No Candidate 160 22.34%

Student Organization Vice President of Programming:

Candidate Count Percent 
Damion Wilson 288 40.22%
Angelica Glispie 240 33.51%
Julio Olivo 108 15.08%
No Candidate 80 11.17%

Student Organization Treasurer:

Candidate Count Percent 
Delois Blackmon 542 75.69%
No Candidate 174 24.3%

Student Organization Assistant Secretary:

Candidate Count Percent 
Nina Townsend 542 75.69%
No Candidate 174 24.3%

Student Organization Kean Ocean results
Voters: 40

Student Organization Vice President of Kean Ocean:

Candidate Count Percent 
Robert Schiele 25 62.5%
Christian Larrain 13 32.5%
No Candidate 2 5%

Student Organization Kean Ocean Representatives:

Candidate Count Percent 
Josh Gurian 28 73.68%
No Candidate 10 26.31

Student Organization Senior Class of 2017 results

Voters: 273

NO CANDIDATES

Student Organization Junior Class of 2018 results

Voters: 203

Student Organization Junior Class of 2018 President: 

Candidate Count Percent 
Tahj Whitsett 157 77.33%
No Candidate 46 22.66%

Student Organization Junior Class of 2018 Treasurer:

Candidate Count Percent 
Giulia Catalano 152 74.87%
No Candidate 51 25.12%

Student Organization Junior Class of 2018 Representatives:

Candidate Count Percent 
Imani Walker 152 75.62%
No Candidate 49 24.37%

Student Organization Sophomore Class of 2019 results

Voters: 145

Student Organization Sophomore Class of 2019 President:

Candidate Count Percent 
Jenn Herrera 111 76.55%
No Candidate 34 23.44%

Student Organization Sophomore Class of 2019 Treasurer:

Candidate Count Percent 
Paulina Darasz 106 73.1%
No Candidate 39 26.89%

Student Organization Sophomore Class of 2019 Representative:

Candidate Count Percent 
Genesis Algaba 62 24.4%
Javon Jacobs 59 23.22%
Kayla Walker 50 19.68%
Maribel Batista 45 17.71%
Antuanett LopezSani 38 14.96%

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