Black United Students members elect new leaders

Jenna Staul

Dylan Sellers, senior Pan African Studies major, will again serve as president of Black United Students.

The organization announced the results of its election yesterday in what Sellers described as a “close race.”

“The plan is to build on what we started this year,” Sellers said. “More workshops and making sure we’re a part of the Kent State community.”

Vice President, Ebonie Parks

Parks, a sophomore marketing major, said she hopes to get the word about BUS through an organization-sponsored publication and videos on YouTube.

She also said she looks to see BUS sponsor additional cultural and social programming for its membership.

“I want to make sure that each person is doing their job,” Parks said. “And that we’re providing programming that fits our mission statement.”

Secretary, Jamilia Bush

Bush, a freshman early childhood education major, served BUS as an administrative assistant this year and said after working closely with the organization, she decided to run for a leadership position.

“I have such a passion for it,” Bush said. “So here I am.”

Bush said she hopes to educate students on what BUS has to offer Kent State’s student body.

“I really just want people to understand what Black United Students is,” Bush said. “I want people to feel like they can come to us. That’s why I’m here. Not just for education; I’m here to help people.”

Programmer, Olivia Ryan

Ryan, a sophomore fashion design major, will return for a second year as a programmer for BUS.

“I want to bring in programs that make them think,” Ryan said.

She said she will be looking for student input when it comes to booking comedians for the group’s comedy tour, as well as in selecting programming for Black History Month.

“I love this organization,” Ryan said. “I love everything about it. I have a passion for it.”

Contact administration reporter Jenna Staul at [email protected].