President: Stacy Brooks
Executive VP: Aaron Jent
Academic VP: Jennifer Hughes
Services VP: Brian Chan
Eight candidates are contending for the four executive offices inthe Student Government Association. After a series of in-depthinterviews with each of the eight candidates, the editorial boardof The Louisville Cardinal had some tough decisions to makeregarding who to endorse for the 2003-2004 academic year. All ofthe candidates, including those who were not endorsed, possess anundeniable drive for their prospective positions.
Dedication, passion and the ability to effectively represent theentire student body as a member of the Board of Trustees are a fewof the qualities that the SGA president should assert. We felt thatSTACY BROOKS, based on his merit and commitment to theuniversity, was indeed the best candidate for this position. He iswell aware of the challenges that he may be about to take on withissues like ACCESS, the budget crisis and looming tuitionincreases. He is passionate about meeting the needs of the entirestudent body and is willing to do everything it takes to make surethat the students at this university are well-represented. Hisfamiliarity and experience within the student government and theuniversity, as well as his past accomplishments as SGA ExecutiveVice President (2001-2002) and his proven dedication to thiscampus, make Brooks the most reasonable choice for SGAPresident.
AARON JENT is our choice for Executive Vice President.With his experience and commitment toward restructuring the Schoolof Music student council, he has proven that he can start from thebottom and make things happen. He displays ambition and initiative,as well as what we think is a solid plan for maintaining controlduring senate meetings, which, as we saw last semester, can becomequite raucous.
JENNIFER HUGHES is our selection for Academic VicePresident. This was a difficult decision to make. Both candidatespossess a great deal of knowledge about the issues and problemsassociated with university academia, but Jennifer met theseproblems with proposals for solutions. Her experience as presidentof the Arts and Science student council and as an SGA senator, aswell as her position on the Academic Policy Board, solidifies heras our candidate.
We have chosen BRIAN CHAN for Student Services VicePresident. Although Chan is running unopposed, he was well-preparedfor the interview and spoke at length about issues including foodservice, parking, and ACCESS. He is also an Arts and Sciencesenator who we feel fully understands the duties of theposition.