SGA Bureau Chief Eliza Staples explains who’s running for which positions, and how you can get your voice heard in student government.

It’s an election year all over! Barnard’s Student Government Association is holding its spring elections to determine the 2020-2021 Executive Board. The Executive Board consists of six positions that oversee both the functioning of SGA as a body as well as the key facets of Barnard student life.

The positions, as well as the students running for them, are as follows:

SGA President

  • Tirzah Anderson

Vice President of Policy:

  • Edidiong Emily Ndiokho
  • Anjali Pal

Vice President of Finance:

  • Danielle Hopkins

Vice President of Communications:

  • Jasmin Torres Piñon

Vice President of Campus Life:

  • Julia Hyman
  • Flosha Diliena Liyana Saran Arachchige Don

Vice President of Equity

  • Solace Mensah-Narh

How to vote: Voting happens on myBarnard (the voting link is located under the “Campus Life” tab). Voting opened on April 15th and will close on April 24th at 12 pm EST, with election results announced at 5 pm. 

Speeches, platforms, and everything else you need: An incredibly useful Facebook page has been created for these elections, where you can watch videos of candidates’ speeches, read up on their policy, and keep up to date with the latest election happenings. If you want to know specifics about what each member of the Executive Board does, that information can be found in SGA’s bylaws.

Editorial note: I love SGA. I only started covering SGA meetings for Bwog this semester, but I have already been blown away by the dedication that SGA representatives show for their school, and I know that next year’s Executive Board will follow suit. SGA representatives show their dedication to Barnard by serving on SGA: you can show your dedication by voting. Voting is important. It is the best way to get your voice heard and choose candidates that will advocate for what you believe in. 

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