USG VETERAN, ASILI PRESIDENT TO CAMPAIGN FOR TOP STUDENT GOVERNMENT POST AT ROSE HILL

Tochi Mgbenwelu and Nevin Kulangara will run for USG president this spring.

Tochi Mgbenwelu and Nevin Kulangara will run for USG president this spring.

Nevin Kulangara, GSB ’15, and Tochi Mgbenwelu, FCRH ’15, are expected to announce their candidacies to succeed Aileen Reynolds, FCRH ’14, as executive president of Rose Hill’s United Student Government early next month, Fordham Daily has learned.

For the past academic year, Kulangara has served as vice president of Gabelli School of Business (GSB) — currently, the only junior to serve on the executive board of Rose Hill’s student government. Last year, he worked as  a GSB ’15 class representative.

Sarah Skrobala, FCRH ’15, who is currently studying abroad in Spain, will join Kulangara’s ticket and run for vice president of USG. She too has USG experience, previously serving as a FCRH ’15 class senator.

“USG has changed for the better over the past few years, but there’s still room for improvement,” Kulangara said Wednesday evening. “Sarah and I think we have the experience and ideas to take USG to the next level at Rose Hill.”

Mgbenwelu is currently the president of ASILI, the Black Student Alliance at Fordham, but has not previosuly served on USG. Her running mate, Anisah Assim, FCRH ’16, works as a class senator on USG.

Mgbenwelu declined to comment for this article, citing campaign rules that prevent candidates from announcing platform details before April 3. The candidates were not aware of any other students pursuing a bid for USG’s executive president post at this time.

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