ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The announcement came on Friday, with a little less than a 60 vote margin Jarrod Wiggins has been elected next years Student Government President and Hannah Muerhoff will be his vice president.
Samantha Ivey, the current president, is graduating this May and looks back at her term as president with happiness and pride.
“I do not regret a single minute of my presidency, I’m really honored to be apart of it and to be able to leave a mark on St. Cloud State,” she said.
This year marked big changes for SCSU, including the ground breaking of the ISELF building and hockey center, and Ivey is honored to be apart of it.
“Being the one that got to check the last box on the ISELF building checklist and being involved in the two ground breaking ceremonies this year has been an honor to be able to be the one representing the student body,” she said.
Although she is excited to see what the president and vice president elect has in store for next year, Ivey shared that it’s a bitter sweet feeling graduating from SCSU.
“With every new change in leadership there’s always a sadness of they’re not going to do things the way I want them done but they definitely have their own flavor and I have the up most confidence in them that they will do a great job,”
Ivey admits that the soon to be presidential duo will have a different way of running things around SCSU.
“He has some fun ideas and very out of the box ideas that most people in my position wouldn’t really have,” she said.
KVSC radio had Jarrod Wiggins on the air during his campaign to share some of his thoughts on his and Muerhoff’s upcoming presidency.
“Husky pride is the feeling in your university, it’s that you have pride in what’s going on in the campus and what we are teaching each other. So we just want to put everyone at the table and say we all have great skills and great tools, what are the pieces you can bring to complete the puzzle? I think people are willing to do that and they are ready to do that and next year is going to be the year with Wiggins and Muerhoff that it happens,” Jarrod Wiggins said.
Wiggins and Muerhoff have a go big or go home attitude towards their presidency and improvements that can be made to St. Cloud State campus.
“He really wants to clean up the aesthetic, clean up the way our student fees work and really build that husky pride and bring things that are our of the box into the norm of St. Cloud State,” Ivey said.