BUS to hold officer elections

Michael Lewis

The annual Black United Students elections will take place today and tomorrow.

There are 10 officer positions available, and seven candidates are running uncontested. Each position must be approved by the current board.

Three positions still need to be filled. The positions available are vice president, programmer and an academic affairs officer.

The programmer does the most work and typically has the most fun, said Marion Styles, assistant director of multicultural programs in the Office of Campus Life.

“I am happy for those candidates standing up and taking a position in the community,” Styles said. “I am also proud of the outgoing board for what they’ve accomplished.”

Established in 1968, BUS dedicated themselves to breaking down the walls of institutionalized racism. In a short period of time, BUS sparked the university community by making them aware of the needs of black students.

Nathan Williams, junior education major and candidate for community affairs officer, said he is excited about next year and looks forward to getting a lot accomplished.

“We have a huge responsibility for the minority on campus,” Williams said. “We are the liaisons to the administration and the community.”

—Michael Lewis