The University of Massachusetts Amherst Student Government Association is proud to announce the results of the official 2012 elections! The past 2 weeks have been stressful for every student at UMass, whether it be from midterms, elections, or pure anticipation for spring break. The SGA understands how busy you are, and would sincerely like to thank all 3,136 students who voted in this years election! But now that all is said and done, here is a word from the candidates that YOU voted into office! Congratulations everybody!
President – Akshay Kapoor
I just wanted to take a minute and say thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s election process. It is truly an outstanding achievement on the number of students that came out to vote and take part in this democratic process, and therefore express their opinions, passion, and voice. I only hope this is indicative of future elections to come. Garret and I are extremely excited that through your dedication we will have the honor of representing you in the upcoming year. We have already started collaborating and getting prepared for coming into office on April 2nd and look forward to making progress towards on our goals and promises. Once again thank you for your support and we look forward to working with you!
Vice President – Garrett Gowen
It’s a fantastic opportunity and I’m truly honored to have the chance to shape the role of the vice president. Akshay and I will decide on our agenda for the coming weeks, and start building a productive and innovative cabinet team. It’s a great time for students and student voice!
Student Trustee – Jen Healy
I would like to express my gratitude to all of the students who voted and are trusting me to represent them on the Board of Trustees. The opportunity to advocate for such a diverse and thriving student body is incredible. I hope now to increase and extend communication with the student body and student organizations so that the perception of student needs is clearer and more complete. In this way, we can be sure that , as elected representatives, we accurately convey the needs of and give a voice to the many students on the UMass Amherst campus.