The Associated Student Body Senate met, selecting five new senators to serve for the upcoming spring semester Tuesday night.
Twenty-four candidates spoke for up to two minutes to gain each senator’s vote. Each candidate spoke about why they deserve to be a part of the organization.
Senate members discussed the candidates, entering a period of debate in order to select the new members.
The five new members are Levi Bevis, Courtney Cadiz, Hailey Strother, Wylly Killorin and Linda Bardha.
A newly-elected member and computer science major, Bardha is excited about the international presence she can bring to the University.
“I am from Albania,” Bardha said. “I have seen a gap between international students and domestic students. I want to change that. My goal is to make those gaps fade.”
Current senate member Allen Coon is hopeful for the future of the Associated Student Body.
“I am looking forward to working with the new senators,” Coon said. “With the new members and diversity we have, I see a bright future for ASB.”
Another newly-elected member and public policy leadership major, Killorin, is looking forward to joining his colleagues.
“I’m very excited to join my colleagues, especially my older sister on ASB Senate,” Killorin said. “I look forward to serving to the best of my abilities.”
A resolution welcoming Chancellor Vitter to the UM campus was also passed.
The Associated Student Body will continue to meet throughout the semester.