Election generates uncertainty

Beth Wilberding

It’s not very often that a re-election for Student Government Association president is held.

Despite that, reactions on campus to the investigation of the possible misuse of funds in a SGA Dining Dollars account and the resignation of former SGA President Nick Todd vary.

Bowling Green sophomore Alex Hall voted for Todd in the March presidential election.

Hall said he believed there was some truth to the charges of misuse of university funds against Todd because “that kind of allegation doesn’t come without meaning.”

Despite voting for the Henderson senior who resigned in July, Hall said he still plans on voting in the next election.

SGA will hold a new presidential election on Sept. 14-15.

Todd said he resigned due to conflicts with other SGA members.

Owensboro junior Dawn Wyant said she believes that Todd left office for the wrong reason.

“I think that resigning because of personal conflicts looks bad on himself as a leader,” Wyant said. “If he was going to resign, it should’ve been because of misuse of funds.”

Wyant said she was upset that Todd resigned after defending himself for several months.

Other students were apathetic toward Todd’s resignation.

“I do care what’s going on,” Louisville senior Jenna Vondran said. “But I don’t care that he resigned. To tell you the truth, the only reason I voted last time was because I knew somebody running.”

Jamie Fultz of Hendersonville, Tenn., who is working on her second undergraduate degree, said she cared “none whatsoever” about Todd’s resignation.

President Gary Ransdell said he didn’t get a chance to know Todd very well and tried to stay out of the investigation.

Ransdell said he is looking forward to working with the student regent when he or she is elected.

Ransdell said he is more concerned that some students seem uninterested in participating in SGA elections.

He said the SGA president works on the behalf of students within the organization and as the student regent. He said the Board of Regents makes important decisions that affect students.

But Wyant still doesn’t plan on voting in the upcoming elections.

“I don’t think there’s a point,” she said. “Whoever you elect is going to do whatever they feel anyway.”

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