The cabinet will serve for one year under President Sean Earl and Vice President Tori Schafer.
None of the interim executive cabinet members from Gomez and Hanner’s selections re-applied for their positions.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Cathy Scroggs: “We’ve lived through an interesting year. We know that we’ve got to do better. And all the people in this room are committed to that.”
Now that the elections are over, let’s take a look back at Payton Head and Brenda Smith-Lezama’s term.
Sean Earl: “We decided to run after all of the drama because we saw a lot of our friends and our peers hurting. (We saw) how much a group of individuals could tarnish an entire association that represents over 27,000 students.”
Earl: “I know the real work really kicks in now. I’m looking forward to getting back to what MSA is supposed to do.”
Ghuman: “If you help the most marginalized group in any community, it’s going to help the most privileged as well. We are all tied together.”
Hutchinson: “Everything that happened last semester, it kind of separated us all from each other, so I knew I felt, not a responsibility, but somewhat of a desire to help piece things back together in any way I could.”
Evans: “Competitiveness isn’t a set parameter. When you’re in a business, things are always changing. When another factor gets added in you can be competitive and it keeps you from being complacent.”
Turner: “We worked from six in the morning till two or three in the morning. You get two or three hours of sleep, and you go back at it.”
Schafer: “I think that having the ability to make peace with your voice is a powerful thing.”
The sophomore electrical engineering major cites his openness as his best leadership quality.
Both Earl/Schafer and Hutchinson/Ghuman’s infractions were dismissed on March 2.
MSA’s most pressing issue is the issue of diversity on campus.
Interim President Payton Head: “I think it's disrespectful of him to attack me and to attack the association considering he's caused all of this harm to our association already.”
Empower MU is the best platform for reforming MSA.
RHA Chief Justice Garrett Wilt: “You’ve got the potential for two slates, one in RHA and one in MSA, to collaborate with one another. If one of them fails, it could create an awfully awkward situation.”
Voting will begin on at 8 a.m Feb. 29 and close at 5 p.m. March 2. The announcement will be held at Traditions Plaza on March 2.
The two slates were the Turner/Evans slate and the Earl/Schafer slate.
The debate will be at 4 p.m. on Feb. 18 in Bengal Lair.