By Gopika Nair, Editor-in-Chief
The Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs (WCSA) has elected its first female black student body president.
Senior Cara Harris will serve as the WCSA president in 2018 and sophomore Peyton Hardesty was elected vice president.
The 2017 WCSA elections yielded other firsts, as well.
Compared to last year’s 29 percent, this year, 46 percent of the Ohio Wesleyan student body voted, which was “the highest turnout in memory,” said senior Chris Dobeck, current president of WCSA.
Additionally, junior Will Ashburn is the first elected treasurer since Graham Littlehale ‘17, who served as the WCSA treasurer in 2015.
“The election was incredibly close,” Dobeck said. “Of all four presidential tickets, the highest voted candidate and the lowest voted candidate only had a 37 vote difference.”
The election took place on Friday, Nov. 10.
The complete list of results are as follows:
Class of 2019 Representatives
Class of 2020 Representatives
Class of 2021 Representative
Student Inclusion Advocacy Committee (SIAC) members