Student government swears in new officers


Patrick Li

The new Illinois Student Government officers are sworn in at the Illini Union Pine Room, excluding the new student trustee. The student trustee election will be held on April 27. It was rescheduled because one student’s name was left off the ballot during the initial election.

By Leon Li, Staff Writer

The Illinois Student Government swore in new senators and officers Wednesday evening, including student body President Raneem Shamseldin, junior in Business, and Vice President Joseph Domanski, junior in LAS.

Speaker of the Senate Sam LeRoy, junior in Business, and director of the Senate Gabby Gendek, sophomore in Business, both retained their positions in an uncontested election. The new executive officers welcomed the new senators to the assembly and discussed their plans for the future of the student government. “Something I’d like to work on is to better the image of student government with the rest of the University,” Domanski said. “I want the rest of the student body to realize that we are here to work for them.” Regarding the previous administration, Domanski said he will work to continue a policy of transparency between the executive branch and the senators established by former student body President Ron Lewis, senior in Business.

In her speech to the assembly, Shamseldin urged the senators to keep their campaign promises, citing high student voter turnout in the last election cycle to remind the senators of the responsibility they hold to represent the students.

“They voted you in because they believed in you. Follow through with what you ran on,” Shamseldin said. “Let’s start working together to leave a legacy.” Nominations for the Senate Executive Committee were also held, and included senators Tara Chattoraj, junior in LAS; Rahul Raju, junior in Engineering; Bryan Parthum, graduate student in LAS; Syed Sufyan new senator in LAS and LeRoy.

The student trustee election will be held from April 26 to 27. Students can cast their vote at

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