University of Georgia students have elected the Unite ticket to the executive branch of the Student Government Association for the 2020-2021 academic year. The ticket consists of President-elect Asim Ahmed, Vice President-elect Cheryl Kwapong and Treasurer-elect Carson Kuck. Unite was elected in a run-off after none of the three executive tickets received 50 percent of the vote in the general election.
This year, 10,416 students voted in the general election, representing 27% of the total student body, while 11,258 students voted in the runoff, representing 29% of the student body. The Unite ticket claimed 56.8% of the runoff votes cast with the Forward ticket pulling 43.2%.
Ahmed is a third-year student from Columbus majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology. Kwapong is a third-year journalism major from Buford, and Kuck is a third-year political science major from Cochran.
The Unite ticket’s campaign platform centered around efforts to promote community safety, improve resources for students seeking on- and off-campus housing, and financially assist students pursuing graduate studies.
The SGA inauguration ceremony is scheduled on April 6 at 6 p.m. in the Chapel.
The Student Government Association is a registered student organization within UGA Student Affairs.
For more information, see http://sga.uga.edu.