Chris Elizondo Is Your New ESC President
Written by Bwog Staff
Sean Zimmermann reports from ESC’s E-Board Election.
ESC has voted tonight to elect Chris Elizondo as its new council president.
Christopher Elizondo, a Biomedical Engineering major and the current ESC VP for Student Life, opened his bid for the presidency by saying, “tonight I’m here to win … for every student who calls Columbia home.” Chris has served on council for three years, and explained, “I don’t like bureaucracy; I like to cut through it.”
Elizondo explained that he wanted to review many of the problems in Mudd, such as slow elevator speed, a lack of classroom space, and a library that does not meet students needs. He explained that Mudd needs a place where students can meet outside of the engineering library.
The new President quoted another wise leader, Albus Dumbledore, during his speech: “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” He also explained that his “definition of leadership starts with service” and wants to continue serving the council.
Updates to come.
Update (11:53 PM): The council has elected Narayan Subramanian as the new VP Intergroup. He ran against Jennifer Vettel.
Update (12:20 AM): Heidi Ahmed has been elected VP Policy, after Zak Accuardi withdrew, claiming that “Heidi would be a better VP Policy.”
Update (12:37 AM): Santosh Balachandar has been elected VP Student Life. He ran unopposed.
Update (1:21 AM): Carla Williams has been elected Secretary, winning against freshman president Mary Byers.