GAPSA to vote on new executive vice president Wednesday

Katherine Lymn

The Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) will vote Wednesday for a new executive vice president. There is presently only one candidate, current Vice President for Public Affairs Jasmine Blanks, a second-year graduate student at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.


GAPSA President Kristi Kremers said if Blanks is elected, a public affairs assistant would be hired to help Banks with her duties until a new vice president of public affairs is elected in the fall.


Kremers said the number of candidates for the position varies from year to year, and that the Assembly recently sent out an announcement to publicize the vacancy.  "Even during a normal election cycle, sometimes there’s only one candidate, sometimes there’s two, and sometimes there’s three, so you never really know who’s going to come out and decide to run," Kremers said.


Kremers explained that the candidates submit a written statement and also have the opportunity to speak in front of the Assembly on election day prior to the voting.