In late January, Edwards School of Business students took to the polls to determine the new Edwards Business Students’ Society president, electing Mitch Bellefleur, a third-year accounting major, to the top position. Now, the EBSS has announced their executive team for 2019- 2020.
Voting for the presidential election took place from Jan. 22 to 24, wherein 541 students voted, which amounts to nearly 25 per cent of the entire college’s population. For comparison, just over 15 per cent of undergraduate students voted in the 2018 University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union presidential byelection. However, unlike the USSU, the EBSS only holds an election for the president position.
The remaining seven members of the EBSS executive were selected by Bellefleur, who was aided in the decision by the outgoing executive.
The position of vice-president of marketing is held by Nudba Ismaeel, second-year operations management; VP of corporate relations is Michael Bethel, second-year finance; VP of finance is Jason Snarr, third-year accounting; VP of academic is Kali Stocks, third-year human resources; VP of social is Kirah Rutzki, third-year accounting; VP of charity is Rylee Miller, thirdyear human resources; and VP of clubs is Reagan Martin, second-year accounting.
Bellefleur says that he is excited to work with the incoming executive, and they will soon begin to plan for the next academic year.
“I am ecstatic to have the opportunity to be entering into this role, and I’m honoured to get to work with these talented individuals who are just as passionate about the EBSS as I am,” Bellefleur said in an email to the Sheaf. “We are just getting into the planning phase of our upcoming year, so we are excited to get started.”
Although the EBSS executive has much to plan, Bellefleur’s campaign for the election indicates what’s to come. Bellefleur’s three platform points aim to re-evaluate the college’s internal case competition, to improve EBSS relationships with other Edwards clubs and to host two new event types, namely a young alumni mixer and student appreciation nights.
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Tanner Bayne / News Editor
Photo: Mitch Bellefleur / Supplied