Two new faces will join the Kwantlen board of governors (BOG) in September, after winning a decisive victory in the March 19 online election.
Iman Ghahremani and Jared Penland won the two student seats on the board with 25.7 and 25 per cent of the total vote, garnering 183 and 178 votes respectively.
Turnout for the board election increased by 31 per cent from last year’s election, with 710 votes cast. The senate results were even higher with 887 cast votes, a 59 per cent increase over 2011.
Veteran student politician Robert Mumford was soundly defeated in both the senate and board races. In addition to his current one-year term on the board, Mumford was previously an elected student member of the BOG from 2008-2010.
Kassandra Linklater, the other current student board representative, did not run for reelection.
Penland and Ghahremani were also elected to the Kwantlen senate, joining re-elected incumbents Kari Michaels and Christopher Girodat as the four student respresentatives.
All newly elected persons will take office on Sept. 1 for one-year terms
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