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The King’s University College Student Council (KUCSC) President is elected every February for a year-long term. The term officially begins in May and runs into May of the next academic year. Students can begin voting on Monday February 5, 2018 at 8 a.m. Voting will end Tuesday, February 6 at 8 p.m.

The two nominees for President are Hadiz Fiaz and Olivia Smith Rodriques.

The presidential debate will be held Thursday February 1, 2018 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Spriett Learning Commons.  Students are encouraged to come learn about the candidates' platforms and ask them questions about their proposed plans for the upcoming school year.

Presidential candidate, Fiaz is a third-year Honors Specialization Political Science student with a minor in Philosophy. She is well-versed in the role of the President, as she is the Executive Assistant to the President this year. Previously, she spent two years on the University Student Council and a year on the King’s Political Sciences Students Association Executive team.
 “The reason why you should vote for me is simple. I want to help make the student experience at King’s the best that it can be. My ambition, vision and tangible platform will help make this a reality,” says Fiaz. 

Presidential candidate, Rodrigues has been part of the KUCSC since her first year at King’s. She is currently in her third year working towards a double major in Social Justice and Peace Studies, and Political Science. Rodrigues has been a soph, a University Student Council rep, and most recently, the Vice-President of Student Affairs on the KUCSC. Her platform is divided into four sections: advocacy, academics, KUCSC empowerment, and community engagement. Rodrigues says, "I think King's should vote for me because my platform centers around initiatives specific to King's & specific to the affiliate experience, while also recognizing areas for partnership with the USC, Alumni, and Community partners." 

Current KUCSC President, Violette Khammad says, “This is such an important time of the year for Students' Council as we are heading into the end of our Presidential Campaigning season. It is refreshing to hear all the ideas put forward by both candidates to further the quality of the King's student experience and address issues that are most pressing to students. The KUCSC represents each and every student on campus. If there is a certain platform point that speaks to you, I urge students to take the time and cast their vote supporting their preferred candidate.”

Vice-President nominations will start after the President is elected. Vice-President campaigning commences March 2 until March 11, 2018.

Read more about the presidential candidates in The Gazette.