Locals Chosen as University Senators

Ahmed Balogun of Kwara, Nigeria, left, and Ricardo Lind-Gonzalez of Casper were elected president and vice president of the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming. (Photo Provided)
Ahmed Balogun of Kwara, Nigeria, left, and Ricardo Lind-Gonzalez of Casper were elected president and vice president of the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming. (Photo Provided)

Five students from our coverage area have been chosen as senators at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

They are Brian Schueler of Buffalo, Eilish and Jaynee Hanson of Dayton, Sarah Maze of Ranchester and Briana Long of Gillette.

Schueler is an international studies and economics student, Maze is studying physiology and medicine, Long is in chemical engineering, Eilish Hanson is in agricultural communications and Jaynee Hanson is in business administration.

The senators serve on various committees and represent their colleges in budgetary and policy matters affecting all UW students.

A student from Nigeria, who is a junior in mechanical engineering, was elected as the first-ever international student to be president of the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming, which governs the entire student body.

He'll preside over the student government that oversees a budget of more than $1 million, including funding for a variety of student programs, and will be an ex-officio member of the university's board of trustees.

According to the release from the college, a record number of 2,725 students, which is nearly 33 percent of those eligible, voted in the online election that took place over a three-day period, last week.

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