Student Government filing to begin

March 24, 2008

By: Lloyd Franklin

WACO, Texas---With the national spotlight shining on the 2008 presidential candidates, Baylor Student Government is revving up for an election of its own. On Tuesday, March 25, Baylor Student Government will begin to accept candidacy applications for Spring 2008 elections.

"This year promises to be an exciting campaign season, as students are now more than ever interested in the campaign process," said External Vice President Bryan Fonville. "While our elections are clearly a little different, I think students will enjoy hearing from their fellow students about ways to improve our university and our community."

According to Electoral Commissioner Nekpen Osuan, students in good standing looking to represent the voice of constituents in class office, the student senate, or the student body as a whole have the opportunity to run for a seat in the student senate or a class officer position.

"If students are even remotely interested in one of these positions, I would encourage them to stop by the student government office and look over an application," said Osuan.

According to Fonville, Student Government provides unique opportunities for personal growth and leadership development.

"I know I've come a long way since I first joined student government, and I attribute a lot of my personal success to this organization," said Fonville. "I've enjoyed working alongside Baylor administrators, faculty, and community leaders. It's been a great experience."

Applications will be available in the student government office until Monday, March 31 at 5 p.m. The application period will be followed by a mandatory candidate meeting scheduled tentatively for that Monday at 6 p.m. at a location to be determined.