Students elected to UNK student government

Tim Danube, associate director, Student Center/Union, 308-865-8523, danubet@unk.edu

Kearney, Neb., March 25, 2013 — Moses Moxey, a junior from West End, Grand Bahama Island, the Bahamas, and Victor Chacon, a sophomore from Cozad, were elected student body president and vice president, respectively, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Student government inauguration is April 2.

As student body president, Moxey will serve as the official student body representative to the University of Nebraska administration and the public. The president has the power to pass or veto legislation passed by the Student Senate. Moxey, an industrial distribution major, is a member of the Black Student Association, African Student Association and served on the 2012 New Student Enrollment summer staff.

Chacon will serve as the student body vice president. This is the second-highest student body official and representative to the University of Nebraska administration and the public. The vice president has the power to lead the Student Senate in the absence of the speaker of the senate, chairs the Presidential Executive Cabinet and is an ex-officio, nonvoting member of the Senate Executive Committee.

Chacon, an industrial distribution major, is a member of the Loper Programming and Activities Council, Industrial Distribution Organization and the Newman Center. He is a student diplomat and a member of the Student Programming Board.

In all, there were 13 elected to Student Senate. Campus elections were held March 6-7. The organization is the legislature for the student body, and students are elected from each of the UNK academic colleges. The Student Senate has the power to pass legislation for the campus, approve new student organizations, appoint student representatives to UNK Faculty Senate and other administrative committees, and perform other duties concerning student issues of concern.

Students are elected to represent their respective colleges. Those elected to Student Senate are listed below by college:

College of Business and Technology: Nicole Connor, Bennington.

College of Natural and Social Sciences: Whitney Nelson, Hastings; Ryan Figgins, Kearney; Wilfredo Lopez, Lexington; Rick Poppe, North Platte; Courtney Raike, Omaha; and Brian Fountain, Council Bluffs, Iowa.

College of Education: Mallory Ritthaler, Fremont; Carly Wollman, Omaha; John Gibbs, Lincoln.

College of Fine Arts and Humanities: Connor Schulte, Kearney; Stephanie Benes, North Platte.

University College: Natalie Jansen, Central City.

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