There is a new cavalry coming through.
Four students ran unopposed and were elected by students to head the ASU Board in 2012-13.
The newly elected students are President-elect Jasmine Ramezanzadeh, Vice President-elect Alexander Hale, President-elect of Clubs Esmeralda Frias and director of public relations Aniebietobong Etim.
They will replace ASU President Rodney Wilson, President of Clubs Mikhael Bunda and Director of Public Relations Mariah Fowler.
Ramezanzadeh was ASU vice president prior to running unopposed for president.
“I have been shadowing Rodney because I knew eventually I would have to transition to president,” Ramezanzadeh said. “The transition is easy, but I have big shoes to fill.”
Ramezanzadeh said there were many benefits from the ASU.
“I had to meet deadlines; I couldn’t miss them. There were a lot of expectations that I had to fulfill, but it made me more open, just happy in general,” Ramezanzadeh said.
Hale is currently a Middle College High School student, but will be the ASU vice president. MCHS is a high school located on campus. Its students must take both high school and college courses.
“Currently, I am in the leadership class at MCHS. I joined because I wanted to expand my leadership role,” he said. “I just want to help keep the ASU at what it is. Rodney Wilson has made the ASU what it is today.”
Hale has the aspirations of working with both the students of CCC and MCHS, to hear their voices and help get their voices heard by the college administration.
Etim is also an MCHS student and is also involved in leadership.
“I ultimately joined because I felt there was a lot of miscommunication between MCHS and CCC. There is no bridge between us and I want to help build a bridge,” Etim said. “I held a Karaoke Night, but only MCHS students came and barely any CCC students. It is events like these that I want to feel more like a community.”
As director of public relations, Etim said it will take a lot of communication to be successful.
“It will help me get out of my comfort zone,” she said. “I just want to see MCHS more involved.”
Frias, the upcoming president of clubs, isn’t new to a leadership position.
“Since I was part of clubs, I can sort of relate to how everything is run and what the needs for the club members are,” Frias said.
“(The Inter-Club Council) helped me meet people from all over the campus that I thought I would have never met.”