Ramirez Gomez was watching Coco at Lost Films when she got the news. She then texted Abbot, who was taking down posters on the floor in Naugle he lived on his freshman year.
“It was perfect,” Abbot said. “Then I went to bed.”
Todd Abbot and Marianne Ramirez Gomez are your new student body president and vice president. The pair is excited about their new roles. They are also happy that all their stress and efforts paid off.
“We think we can do a lot of great work for the students,” Abbot said.
They won’t officially take on their new duties until August, but that hasn’t kept them from beginning to look into ways to help the student body.
Besides hiring a cabinet, their first order of business “is to talk with the administrators again,” as Abbot put it. These conversations already had the groundwork laid, but “now [that they have been elected] it can be a more productive conversation.”
The main things they would like to accomplish are a collaboration with mental health organizations, better WiFi across campus and a massive calendar for all campus events and club gatherings. They think that the calendar is the most tangible and could make the biggest difference most quickly.
Ramirez Gomez wants the student body to know that they are “actively listening” and Abbot would love for students to come talk to them. “Continue sharing your stories, your ideas, your experiences, things you’d like us to take into consideration,” Abbot said.
The pair is driven to be a voice for students and the steps they are taking are going towards making that truly happen.