Brandon Hill is reelected as SA president, and Kate Carpenter will be the new executive vice president.
By Briahnna Brown
For Brandon Hill, who currently serves as George Washington University Student Association president, being elected to a second term is both exciting and energizing.
“I very much appreciate the student body bestowing so much trust and faith in me for a second term,” Mr. Hill said. “I'm excited to get to work and continue to foster the conversations and relationships that I've built with administrators, faculty, trustees and really make meaningful change next year.”
Mr. Hill, a junior studying political communication in the School of Media and Public Affairs, also said that he hopes to bring about a culture shift that encourages transparency and collaboration between students and university administration. He also wants to continue helping to guide the university out of the pandemic and into the new normal.
Kate Carpenter will be the Student Association's executive vice president. (Courtesy photo)
About 3,200 students voted in the virtual election last Tuesday and Wednesday. Mr. Hill won with 54.8 percent of the vote in a ranked-choice ballot. Kate Carpenter, the new SA executive vice president, won with 57.5 percent of the vote.
In addition to selecting SA senators, students voted in favor of creating an urban studies minor in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. Students also voted to reform and amend the Student Association constitution to add a procedure for removing a Student Association president.
Ms. Carpenter said that she looks forward to working under the new constitution and building a sense of community for GW students coming to campus for the first time during the next academic year.
“I'm really hopeful for all the change that both President Hill and I can bring to GW students,” Ms. Carpenter said. “I think we have a really cool opportunity to do some great things.”