The competition at the Student Association elections on Thursday, February 17 was fierce.  Breadsticks were flying, candidates were giving their platform speeches, and the experience as a whole was delightful.  Three candidates were in the running for Student Association President.  After a judicious tally of the votes, the results are in.  This year’s SA President is Brett Wong.

In his application for the position of President, Brett stated, “There are extremely exciting times ahead for the St. Thomas Opus College of Business with the new AACSB accreditation. I am eager to be an instrumental part of launching the college into this new era. I want to help St. Thomas become more and more recognized in the professional world by top caliber employers, opening additional doors for current and future students.”

More than a dozen candidates competed for seven positions on the Student Association executive board.  The level of energy and commitment to making the Full-time UST MBA program even stronger in the upcoming year was truly impressive and sincere.

Associate Director of Student Life Deb Basarich mentioned over lunch that the competition was “neck and neck!”  The votes are in and this year’s Full-time UST MBA Student Association leadership team consists of:

President: Brett Wong
VP for Internal Affairs: Annelise Larson
VP for External Affairs: Nick Ertz
VP for Communications: Rachel Levitt
VP of Ethics: Sara Christenson
VP of Clubs: Dan Jackson
VP of Finance Gurkan Peksoz

As a staff observer of the election (with no voting privileges), I was most impressed by the energy of candidates, their commitment to making the program bigger and better, and their team-based approach to accomplishing their goals as a TEAM!  Based on their level of talent and commitment, there is no doubt they’ll make an incredible impact on the Full-time UST MBA community.