PULLMAN, Wash. Washington State University students Riley Myklebust and Amanda Spalding are the newly elected president and vice president of the Associated Students of Washington State University (ASWSU) in Pullman.
Myklebust, is a junior from Spokane majoring in elementary education and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Spalding is a junior from Whidbey Island, majoring in communication.
The pair collected 1,950 votes, or more than 60 percent of the total vote, to win the two-day election among undergraduate students, outpoling students Bryan Inglin and Kevin Wills. ASWSU officials estimated that more than 3,000 of approximately 18,000 WSU undergraduate students cast ballots in the election.
Myklebust, who is currently serving ASWSU as director of the Student Entertainment Board and previously served as an ASWSU senator, will move into the top student government spot. Spalding, who currently serves as ASWSU’s director of Academic Affairs and served as a senator alongside Myklebust, will also not have far to move.
Another ballot measure, authorizing a restructuring of the ASWSU Senate, appeared to have been passed by undergraduates, pending final confirmation that the number of ballots cast represents the required 15 percent of the undergraduate student body.