Election season for East Carolina University’s Student Government Association has begun, with multiple positions up for vote. No position is more prominent than that of president and vice president.
Here at ECU, the SGA president plays a crucial role. The president gets a seat on the Board of Trustees, and acts as a voice for the students in BOT matters. Having someone students can trust in that role is absolutely vital.
In order to have a proper advocate, experience running an organization on campus would be helpful. Being a president, especially of the whole student body, is difficult, and one of the best things that can be done to prepare is to have been a president or something similar before.
We, the editorial staff of The East Carolinian, endorse Ticket One for the 2020 SGA presidential election, as Tucker Robbins’ previous experience as a president in ECU’s Greek Life uniquely prepares him to step in as student body president. Robbins was named Greek Life president of the year last year, which speaks to his potential as a leader.
ECU has gone through much turmoil over the last academic year, with many of the issues coming at the top. Colin Johnson has done everything he can to advocate for students even despite the scandals, and that is something that must continue if ECU is to truly serve its students.
Considering the general outrage expressed by many students in how they have been treated by those at the top, it is important for all students to vote in these elections so that things can begin to get back on track.