Results are in for elections

Jazmine Montoya, Reporter

By Jazmine Montoya



Election results are in. Bakersfield College students have chosen a new president and officers for the next school year.

With 228 votes, Travis Tillis defeated Rudy Strong for Student Government Association president. Strong had 135 votes.

All of the other elected officers ran unopposed. Elizabeth Gonzalez will fill the vice president position with 328 votes. Forest Barnes is the new treasurer with 316 votes. Alex Enciso will be the general counsel (304 votes), and Daniela Miramontes will hold the job title as activity liaison with 324 votes.

Along with elections, students voted for “professor of the year,” and it was awarded to business professor Michael Ivey.

A little more than 300 students took part in the election, which took place April 1-4. That’s about the same number of students who voted in last year’s election.

“Elections went great,” SGA general counsel Nick Acosta said. “It was a relatively good year.”

Acosta said the current SGA members plan on having a sit-down dinner with the newly appointed council members to discuss responsibilities to have an opportunity to get familiar with their new team that they will be working with.

“New officers will get a chance to talk with current members of SGA and get an idea of what to expect with the new year, as well as being explained how to work best as a team,” Acosta said.

The swearing in will take place at the beginning of June, and at that time, new members begin their training and duties.

Acosta said SGA is still reviewing applications for any students who are interested in becoming council senators. If interested, visit the SGA office in Campus Center 4 to pick up an application to begin the process.