Russell/Haugeberg ticket wins NDSU student election
Sarah Russell, a sophomore majoring in industrial engineering from Fargo, has been elected NDSU student body president for 2014-15. Hilary Haugeberg, a junior majoring in management communication from St. Paul, Minn, was elected student body vice president in online voting April 9-10.
The Russell/Haugeberg ticket received 1,438 votes, defeating Billy Ogdahl, a senior majoring in agricultural economics, who was running with Jodi Boe, a senior majoring in crop and weed sciences. Ogdahl and Boe received 1,359 votes.
“Hilary and I are so excited for this opportunity to serve NDSU students in the upcoming year,” Russell said. “Campaigning allowed us to meet with so many diverse and talented individuals on campus. Our priority will be connecting these people together through our ‘One Family, One Experience, One Legacy’ platform. Again, we could not be more grateful and excited to be stepping into these leadership positions.”
In addition, Russell said Student Government will give NDSU students a means to communicate with the people who represent them, whether on campus or at the state level.
“It is such an honor that the students of NDSU elected Sarah and I into office,” Haugeberg said. “Our passion runs so deep, and Sarah and I are truly ready to jump 100 percent into this transition period and get going. We are so thankful, and so excited to keep moving forward.”
Russell and Haugeberg were both members of this year’s Student Government executive team, and they have about four years combined experience in Student Government.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.