BOSTON– Suchira Sharma has been elected Executive Vice President of the Student Government Association at the Northeastern University. Elliot Horen is the new president of the student group.
Horen and Sharma, who represented the only ticket on the ballot—ChangeNU—carried the day in the 2016 direct elections earlier this month, garnering 3,389 of 3,775 votes, reported News at Northeastern.
As the newly elected SGA president and executive vice president, they see themselves helping students identify areas where the university can change or improve, and then making it happen.
“A lot of our responsibility is creating that conversation intentionally so we are engaging with students on issues that they care about but might not come to mind right away,” News at Northeastern quoted Sharma as saying.
Horen and Sharma expect to fully assume their new roles by next month.
The pair met last spring when Horen, CIS’18, was serving as the SGA chief of staff and looking to hire a deputy. “Here was someone as a freshman who walked through the door for an interview and was incredibly capable and talented,” Horen said of Sharma. “It has been a great working relationship.”
News at Northeastern said that in their leadership roles, Horen and Sharma plan to adopt a proactive and progressive strategy focused on major policy issues.