Faced with rugged challenges for the future of our university, Thelmo executives continue to cite an upward trend of Thelmo professionalism that started with the presidency of Corey Parent. Newly elected executive board members echoed this optimism with praise of the outgoing executive board. The Hill News talked with the executives-elect soon after the election results were released.
HN: So how do you feel?
SC: I’m very happy about the turnout personally. Almost 1,000 people voted. Congratulations to the Elections Committee.
JH: I think the large student turnout speaks well to what we are going to do if we want the students to back us.
What will be your first task as executive board?
IL: We need a cohesive agenda before we decide what’s going to happen.
RJM: I think one of the most important things right now is to make sure that all the stuff that this executive board has done doesn’t fall to the wayside, that we continue to understand what they were striving for and uphold what they’ve already done. We have an advantage because they have set us up well, you know? I’m sure a lot of them wish they had more time to keep doing what they are doing and continue to build. They have a lot of good ideas and I think we are going to benefit from them.
JH: It’s really true though. They’ve done an incredible job. I mean at least they tried really hard.
RJM: I think with the event registration they showed today that they’re really pushing to the end of their term and it means a lot to them.
HN: Are you worried about fulfilling all of your campaign promises?
SC: I think all of us have feasible tasks and goals. We’ll tackle one thing at a time.
JH: Donkey soccer?
RJM. Donkey basketball! I kind of want to do that. I had another response [at the presidential debate] but I just drew a blank.
IL: Transparency and accessibility were the main promises and that’s an accomplishable goal.