Student Election Results
Official Results: Total Votes
Final election results have been ratified by the EPC. Please see below for a full list of the Official Results for the 2019-2020 Student Elections! Total number of votes as of 4pm on April 9th 1128 Total number of votes as of 4:30pm on April 10th 2672
Official: Student Member of the Board of Trustees
David W. Shipyor 799 Susan Ewa Panek 1128 Declared Winner
Official: Undergraduate Student Government - President
Timothy Oommen 303 Omar Nabulsi 457 Luke Suheil Haddad 453 John Donners 468 Aliemah Bradley 734 Declared Winner
Official: Undergraduate Student Government - Vice-President
KylaRose Sybico Schulman 133 Arsala Khan 282 Taylor M. Holmes 695 Declared Winner Klevi Hazizi 496 Steve Choi 406 Nader Hamdan 436
Official: Undergraduate Student Government - House of Representatives
Misty Villagomez 750 Marian Udoetuk 633 Bruna Tavares 697 Daisy Stancheva 720 RobynRose Sybico Schulman 617 Daniela Guerrero Rodriguez 753 Kimberly Pu 655 Ariej Mohamed 772 Darian Mach 707 Julio C. Hernandez 702 Steve Choi 772 Jocelyn Bravo 788 Ajitesh Bansal 704 Mark T. Anderson-Marion 592
Official: Undergraduate Student Senator
Bruna Tavares 704 Siva Sreedhar 599 Ivan Cazarin 616 Zach Brahmbhatt 604 Ariej Mohamed 851 Eric Hu 647 Elizabeth Flores 819 Nitsaniyah Fitch 566
Do you agree that UIC should establish a $10 "Mental Health" student fee to hire more counselors at UIC Counseling Center? Yes 1469 No 758
YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
The Student Elections will once again be online. This enables you to vote while at school, work or home. Computers are available for your convenience throughout the campus, in the library, cafeteria, hallways, etc. We are bringing the “polls” to you, making the ballot more accessible so that you can take part in the election process in greater numbers than ever before.
When to Vote:
Voting begins 9:00 am Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 and ends at 4:00 pm Wednesday, April 10th, 2019.
How to Vote:
In order to vote, you must go online to uicvote.uic.edu. Log in using your UIC netid and password.
Positions on the ballot:
You will have the opportunity to vote, via the web, for the following:
- UIC Student Member of the Board of Trustee- Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Students
- Undergraduate Student Government-President, Vice President and General Assembly Members (Undergraduate Students only)
- Undergraduate Student Senator (Undergraduate Students only)
Please note, to be eligible to seek office, all declaration forms must be submitted by 4:00 pm on Friday, March 1st, 2019.
Meet the Candidates
Meet the Candidates
Meet your official candidates for the 2019-2020 Student Elections
Student Member of the Board of Trustee Candidates
“It would be an honor and privilege to serve as the Student Member of the Board of Trustees, a role within which, I aim to educate, empower, make aware and provide all UIC students with the necessary resources. Serving on the e-board and committees of various organizations, has provided me with a thorough understanding of the student’s perspectives, which will allow me to successfully represent the UIC Student Body.”
“My platform is simple and clear, to faithfully represent the students of the University of Illinois at Chicago on the Universities of Illinois Board of Trustees. Also, to work with the Student Government Association to help achieve their goals and initiatives in any capacity as allowed by the office of Student Trustee. I also pledge, to all students, to advocate for our interests continuously and to work tirelessly throughout my term.”
President of the Undergraduate Student Government Candidates
“As President, I will:
- Help implement creative solutions for mental health services
- Advocate for Gender- Neutral Restrooms
- Increase access to free feminine hygiene products
- Hold our campus community accountable for Title IX reporting
- Advocate for the expansion of study spaces on campus
- Support the United Faculty Union in future negotiation advocacy
- Advocate for better recruitment and retention of Black students
- Advocate for a student written newspaper”
“As Undergraduate Student Government President my mission will be to provide students with the experiences that they greatly desire from a university that many feel they are not yet receiving. I will cultivate a more encompassing and involved campus culture at UIC. My vision is to give all student organizations a voice and an opportunity to be included.”
Luke Suheil Haddad
“I am seeking the president position. Ever since I was a child I always wanted the best if I put my mind to something I did it. I’ve been involved on UIC before my first fall semester as a lifeguard at the rec and a student in TRIO. My first semester ended with a 4.0 GPA my point is I know I’m young, but I’m eager to take on this responsibility. My only wish is to leave this campus better than I found it. As everyone knows the ten-year plan is going to involve very big renovations for UIC. My campaign is going to be called momentum because I want to take the momentum of the ten year plan and use all of the change to improve specific student problems. I’ve met with the current president every day for hours in an attempt to shadow his position I feel I have very good knowledge on the campus and can make a change. My position on the campus issues will be to use the momentum of all this change to make the campus a friendlier, more affordable, and efficient environment.”
“Omar Nabulsi is currently a junior majoring in economics with a double minor in biology and chemistry. As president, he hopes to improve the quality of UIC’s campus by making it more commuter friendly, achieving equal and fair funding for clubs, and improved study environments. These goals can be achieved without any significant funding from the university, making them easily attainable. For example, the commuter experience can be improved by adding extra lockers around campus and the study environment can be enhanced with better wifi and the addition of more outlets and study spaces.”
“My name is Timothy Oommen, for the position of President of the USG. Policies I would like to address:
Food: Including options for vegetarians and students who eat Halal foods. Student Involvement: Bridging the gap between activities and student (a stronger sense of community) UIC Nightride and Shuttle: Improve frequency of the shuttle. Dorms: Overall improvement of living conditions. Commuter Resource Center: Improving the student experience. Least but not the least, a McDonalds.”
Vice-President of the Undergraduate Student Government Candidates
“I am striving to be the Vice President and the House of Representative of Undergraduate Student Government in UIC. I am currently the Deputy Treasurer in USG and I firmly believe that the process of funding student organization has numerous flaws. I would like to step up and update the process as efficient as possible. The other topic that I would like to touch is communication. USG is the median between the student body and the administration. I would like to establish a system which brings the student body and the administration a step closer.”
“As Vice President of the Undergraduate Student Government, my goal is to provide the Student Body an ideal place to study. After commuting to UIC every year for three years, I’ve learned from my own experiences that it is essential to have more lockers for commuters, more accessible internet, and more equal funding for the clubs and activities that happen throughout UIC’s daily life.”
“Part of my role as Vice President of USG is to connect different organizations and departments on campus. I want to develop a network between students, organizations and department to help facilitate connections between students and the resources they need and want. Overall my mission is to provide students with the resources that they not only need and desire but deserve to receive from their university.”
Taylor M. Holmes
“As Vice President, I will:
- Present creative expansion solutions for mental health services
- Advocate for Gender-Neutral Restrooms
- Increase access to free feminine hygiene products
- Create a Student Bill of Rights
- Hold leadership accountable in Title IX reporting
- Create a student newspaper
- Support UF and GEO in future negotiation advocacy
- Create a holistic student retention program by collaboration with health & academic entities
- Initiate student liaisons to USG from organizations on campus”
“Living 2 semesters at Courtyard and spending a lot of time in library benefited me in socializing as much possible in the college. Spending most of the time on campus makes me believe that I know how certain things are needed to make the life at UIC more exciting. After becoming the Vice President my object would be to get students interact and to have their life’s 4 best years here at UIC.”
Kyla Rose Sybico Schulman
“I am running for VP and House of Representatives for USG. My priority is to increase student involvement on campus issues. By reaching out to students I’ve listened to their concerns: better campus maintenance, a high standard education at an affordable price, providing a safe and healthy campus, meeting commuter needs, promoting inclusiveness and diversity. I believe a problem told is a problem to be solved, so we should get involved.”
Meet the Candidates Debate
Student Election Documents
Rules and Regulations
Learn about important details regarding student government and the election process here.
Undergraduate Student Government
Find the application for President, Vice-President and House of Representatives here.
Find the application for the Student Member of the Board of Trustees (SMBOT) here.
UIC Undergraduate Student Senate
Find the application for a seat as an undergraduate student senator here.
Find out how to conduct a referendum for this year’s elections here.
Student Election Timeline
February 18 Election materials made available on-line at the Dean of Students website. *While submitting materials, sign up for time slot to take headshot photos. March 1 Deadline to return all election materials (Declaration of Nominee, Certification of Residency, Election Petition, Nominating Signatures, Candidate Platform, Support Petition or Petition Form) to the Office of the Dean of Students, 3030 SSB by 4:00 PM. No extensions given. March 8 Deadline by which candidates are notified of their qualifications via e-mail. March 11 Candidates can begin submitting campaign materials for EPC electronically or by dropping off the forms at the Office of the Dean of Students, 3030 SSB. March 11-April 10 Campaigning officially begins on March 11th and ends at 4:00 PM on April 10th. April 5th Meet and Greet the Candidates. Opportunity before voting polls open for student body to meet and ask questions to candidates of the student election. Location: 750 South Halsted, Room: East Terrace Time: 12pm-2pm April 9 Voting begins at 9:00 AM on April 9 and ends at 4:00 PM on April 10. April 9 Update of total votes posted on the Dean of Students website no later than 4:00 PM. April 10 Breakdown of student population who have voted posted on the Dean of Students website no later than 6:00 PM. April 12 Deadline to submit complaints by 4:00 PM in the Office of the Dean of Students, 3030 SSB. The EPC will certify the final election results and forward the information to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs pending all complaints have been reviewed and resolved. Final election results will be posted on the Dean of Students website after approval from the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
Election Planning Committee
The EPC is an independent body of graduate, professional and undergraduate students that administer the campus student elections to ensure a fair election process. The EPC establishes and implements election rules and procedures, as well as administers the election of the student members of the Board of Trustee, the Undergraduate Student Government and Student Members for the UIC Senate.
Policies and Procedures Join the Committee Familiarize yourself with the responsibilities of the EPC here. Student Elections are right around the corner and we are looking for responsible, diligent, and detail-oriented individuals to serve on the Election Planning Committee (EPC). If you are interested, information on how to apply will become available in February 2020!