SUU Prepares for 2015 Student Association Election

Published: March 30, 2015 | Read Time: 2 minutes

Election season is underway at SUU, as evidenced by the posters and large wooden campaign signs posted across campus, and ends Wednesday, April 1, students can cast their vote in the first round of elections for the 2015-16 Southern Utah University Student Association (SUUSA).

The second campaign cycle has begun and will sift out the final candidates for each office to fill in the 10 open positions in SUUSA’s roster: president, academic vice president, activities vice president and clubs and student leadership vice president, as well as senate positions for the colleges of performing and visual arts, business, education, humanities and social sciences, science and graduate studies. 

Two final candidates are left for each open position. The following are the students and their platforms for those running for president and vice president:


Ryan Bailey (Innovate) — “First and foremost to be an advocate for students and help pursue initiatives that they want on campus.”

Brandon Day (YOU) — He is ready to improve the EDGE project, keep tuition and fees down, further campus collaboration and continue the current initiatives and projects.

VP of Academic

Tommy Gugino (Innovate) — Advertise the Senate better by creating detailed marketing plan which will use a variety of tactics to better publicize the Senate including social media posts, blog posts on the Senate blog, guerilla marketing tactics, A-frames and word of mouth.

AJ Cozzens (YOU) — He will fight for every dollar to be spent responsibly and represent [YOU] in all he does, and is seeking specific student concerns about EDGE.

VP of Activities

Kenten Pope (YOU) — Will partner with other campus organizations to allow funding from other areas of campus to compose better quality events for [YOU] and will focus on the quality of student events.

Porter Sproul (Innovate) — Will provide new experiences for students that are engaging, while working closer with clubs and organizations.

VP of Clubs

Sara Fallentine (Innovate) — She is ready to create more ways for clubs to easily check their accounts and find more ways to get free marketing.

Airyn James (YOU) — In the position she will strive to accomplish greater levels of communication between clubs and student directors, and also implement a program that will help all clubs meet community, campus and personal club goals.

Voting is now open. Go to to cast your ballot. Voting will end 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1. 

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