Spirited SGA Race, Ease of Online Voting Fuel Above-Average Turnout

Published 03.31.2005

Student News

On Wednesday night, the Student Government Association announced the results from last week's four-day online election.

Stefanie BeskovoyneKirk M. AllenSabrena O'Keefe"We had an outstanding turnout, with nearly 10 percent of the student body voting this year − up from only 2 percent last year," noted Joshua Appleman, SGA's academic vice president and election chair. "The success of this election can be attributed to both a heated campaign for the office of president and a new online voting system, courtesy of our (Information Technology Services) department." The national average for student-governments is 2-percent voter turnout, he noted.

The executive board for SGA for the 2005-06 academic year:

  • President − Sabrena O'Keefe
  • Academic Vice President − Kirk M. Allen
  • Vice President of Communications − Stefanie Beskovoyne
  • Vice President for Finance − Open for appointment

More information about SGA is available here.