MARQUETTE – Two Northern Michigan University students from Wisconsin will lead the student government organization for the 2005-06 academic year. Michelle Cox of Sun Prairie was elected president and Kim Stobb of Waupun was elected vice-president of the Associated Students of Northern Michigan University, or ASNMU.
The organization has received two awards for its successful projects and programs on campus and serves as the official voice through which the students of NMU can express their opinions.
“I ran for the presidency because I want to see student concerns brought to the attention of the administration,” said Cox, a junior elementary education major. “There are several issues that students have brought up, such as budget cuts, the possibility of a 24-hour study lounge and changes in the advising program. During my term I plan to take their ideas to the administration and then relay the administration’s intentions; proper communication between the two is essential.”
Cox will be in charge of representing the student body to both the NMU Presidents’ Council and the university's Board of Trustees. Before the election, she was involved with ASNMU as an off-campus representative and student affairs chair.
Stobb was also involved with ASNMU previously, as a "down-campus" representative and secretary of finance.
“I’ve been involved with student government since 8th grade and wanted to take my leadership experience to the next level this year,” said Stobb, a sophomore public relations major. “One of my main goals as vice-president is to increase students’ awareness of ASNMU. They need to know that we’re here for them and will work on issues that they feel are important.”Cox ran against one other candidate and won by 286 votes. Stobb faced two challengers and won by 75 votes.