Kuol Akuechbeny has been elected VP Finance, beating out financial systems coordinator Adam Forsgren. This makes Akuechbeny the first VP Finance in four years to not be a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
Akuechbeny ran on a platform of club engagement and consultation, pledging a full transition from paper to electronic reimbursement for clubs. He also promised to use the VP Finance position as a political one, saying in the Great Debate, “It is your moral values that drive your business, not the other way around.”
“I’m excited. I’m, really, really excited,” said Akuechbeny upon being elected. He said the first thing he’s going to work on is preparing to realize the promises he’s made during his campaign, thanking his friends and supporters for their trust.
“I thank all of the people who supported me and have elected me to the AMS,” he said. “I’m going to take that trust seriously — I really appreciate that.”