BRIEF: New ASU board elected
By Natalie Metcalf, Valley Life Editor
Trang Vu wins Associated Student Union Vice President in the recent student union election.
Sixty-nine percent of Monarchs voted for Vu and 38 percent voted for Norik Dominique Bayandoryan. A total of 240 Monarch’s, or 0.8 percent of Valley College’s student body, voted for student union vice president, the only contested race in the election. Valley College’s enrollment in the spring semester is 29,802 students.
Vu is a first-year chemistry major who is currently the treasurer for the Psychology club and the Women’s Empowerment club. The new vice president is also the founder and president of the Asian club on campus. Along with those leadership roles, the chemistry major manages the Tau Alpha Epsilon Honors Club’s social media. In an interview with the Star, Vu shared that her goals are to organize the concerns and needs of Monarchs. She aims to create events organized around student interests.
Christopher Robles- Garay, who ran unopposed for ASU president, won with 89 percent of students in his favor and 11 percent against. The new president is currently on the student union board as commissioner of health and wellness. He is also the vice president of the Economics for Soccer club on campus. The kinesiology major’s goal is to connect ASU and the Athletics Department in future student events.
All commissioners ran unopposed and won in their respective roles, with an overwhelming majority of votes in their favor.
The incoming student executive board will begin their positions on July 1 and will serve in their respective positions throughout the academic year of 2023-24.