Andrew Yang (23Ox) won the Oxford College Student Government Association (OxSGA) presidential election, according to an April 11 email from OxSGA. Michael Cao (23Ox) was elected vice president. Both Yang and Cao ran uncontested.
Results were emailed to students after voting closed on April 9 at 10 p.m. Yang garnered 167 (80.28%) of the 208 votes cast in the presidential election, while “no confidence” received 41 (19.71%). Cao also received 167 (80.28%) votes and “no confidence” received 41 (19.71%) votes.
Yang, who previously served as a first-year senator, told the Wheel that he hopes to create a mentally and physically “healthy Oxford.”
“Rather than just counseling services … we also want to facilitate support groups that are run by peers,” Yang said. “I will also want to work with Student Health Services and connect them more with the students.”
He aims to improve Oxford’s environmental impact as well.
“Environmental health is about sustainability, being more eco-friendly, being more sustainable in our practices not only in our administration and the campus side, but promoting initiatives and campaigns that will hopefully change the student culture as well,” Yang said.
Cao also served as a first-year senator and said that one of his goals is to help clubs on campus to succeed, as he believes they largely “contribute to the fun on campus.” As long as he makes people happier, Cao said he will be “satisfied” with his job.
“I just generally want to make this campus a better place,” Cao said. “There is a lot of potential at Oxford and we just need to try our best to implement changes.”
Five second-year senators were also elected out of five candidates — Amisha Agrawal (23Ox), Rebecca Urato (23Ox), Janvi Choksi (23Ox), Kush Patel (23Ox) and HanMin Kim (23Ox). Patel received the most votes, securing 90 (22%).
Students also voted on two Oxford Continuee Legislators out of three candidates: Arden Chan (22Ox), MaKenzie Jones (22Ox) and Muskaan Vohra (22Ox). Chan and Vohra won with 50 (35.21%) and 48 (33.8%) votes respectively, beating Jones, who received 40 (28.16%) votes. “No confidence” received 4 (2.81%).