BREAKING NEWS: 2015-2016 Student Body President run-off results

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Original Article 4/9/15 6:02 p.m.

Results from the run-off are in. The 2015-2016 Student Body President will be Carlton Adams. Former Student Body President Ramon Trespalacios released a statement announcing Adams’ victory.

The following is an excerpt from the press release: “Your Student Body President for 2015-2016 will be Carlton Adams,” Trespalacios wrote. “He will take SMU to the next level and ensure that your college experience is the best it can be. I’m looking forward to seeing SMUnity in action.”

Update 4/9/15 7:25 p.m. by Christina Cox

The results from the run-off are in. The 2015-2016 SMU Student Body President will be Carlton Adams.

The results were announced to SMU students via an email sent by former Student Body President Ramon Trespalacios.

“He will take SMU to the next level and ensure that your college experience is the best it can be. I’m looking forward to seeing SMUnity in action,” Trespalacios said.

Adams beat out JB Stockslager for Student Body President. Stockslager will serve as a Cox Senator during the upcoming academic year.

Adams announced his win and thanked the SMU community for their votes and supports on his Facebook page Thursday afternoon.

“I could not be more excited to announce that I will be the president of the 102nd SMU Student Senate for the 2015-2016 school year,” Adams said on his campaign Facebook page. “I could not be luckier to attend Southern Methodist University and wanted to thank each and every one of you for your votes and support.”

Adams also thanked his parents and No. 1 supporters for getting him to where he is today.

The third-generation Mustang has been a part of Student Senate since his freshman year, servings as a First-Year Senator, Pre-Major Senator, Dedman Senator, and Membership Chair. He is also a Hunt Scholar majoring in economics and minoring in math.

Adams ran on a platform of three facets: Opportunity, Community, and SMUnity. He stated that his major goals are to promote a more inclusive student body, increase the transparency of Student Senate with a monthly email, develop a spring semester All Organizations Day, create specific GiddyUp stops, develop an centralized university calendar and improve campus lighting.

SMUnity was the foundation and slogan of Adams’ platform, to “ensure that every Mustang is appreciated, included and represented by the Student Senate.”

Adams stated that he is looking forward to making his platform a reality on campus.

“It has been an awesome experience and can’t wait to serve the best institution in the nation,” Adams said.

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