On Wednesday, potential Student Government Association candidates flooded the T.H. Harris Auditorium in hopes of becoming one of Grambling State University’s student leaders.
For the past two weeks the SGA has held fall elections for freshman, sophomore and senior officers.
Candidates waited patiently as Donna Hill-Todd, director of internal audit, read the results.
The Freshman Class officers consisted of Alante Adams, president; Leon Nelson, vice president; Kiera Meuse, secretary; Shaterian Heard, treasurer; and Gabby Jones, Miss Freshman.
Sophomore senator seats that were up for grabs were claimed by Eboni Pearson, Dominique Banks and Justin Owens.
Kendrick Smith and Rainah Green took the titles as Senior Class senators.
Adams said he wants to learn from those already in office. “I plan on hanging around upperclassmen and learning from their mistakes,” he said.
The Freshman Class president said he plans to give freshmen a voice. “I want to make those who feel unimportant, important,” said Adams.
Results came five days after originally scheduled because of postponement caused by Hurricane Isaac. But SGA officials said the delay benefited candidates.
“It extended the process,” said Dallas Dyson, SGA election commissioner. “It was an advantage for them. It gave them extra time to campaign.”
Dyson said the organization plans to model this campaign process with others, but expressed that the process could be better.
“Voting needs to be more advanced with technology,” said Dyson. “Look forward for that to change.”