Sharjah, Sunday, May 7, 2017— Students of American University of Sharjah (AUS) elected new members to the university's Student Council for the academic year 2017-2018 during a well-contested election held recently, at the Student Center. Candidates vied for 14 elected offices that represent the university's diverse and multicultural student body.
The AUS Student Council, which serves as a voice for the student body and works directly with the university administration, aims to initiate programs and projects that cater to the demands of the student body as well as promote leadership and teamwork.
More than 1,700 students, or 34 percent of the student body, voted in the elections for the council. Students elected to the Student Council for 2017–2018 are:
Qasim Ali - President
Siddhant Manjunath Iyer - Vice President
Natali Nedal Saleem - Vice President for Public Relations
Samaa Mustafa Abasher - Executive Secretary and Office Director
Mohamed Sami Essea - Treasurer
Community Outreach Committee
Omar M.Wael Husamddine - Events and Activities Coordinator
Khaled Abdulghani - Athletics and Sports Coordinator
Hala Mohamed Aboujalala - Communication and Media Coordinator
Mohamed Mahmoud Elsayed - Student Organizations and Campus Services Coordinator
Board of Colleges, Schools and Academic Programs Representatives
Lojain Mohieddin Halawani - CAS Representative
Dalia Hussain Aldubaisy - CAAD Representative
Farah George Lahham - SBA Representative
Noura Ammar Alahmad - CEN Representative
Nabil Ayoub Lashkareh - AABP Representative
“A position on the Student Council is much sought after by many of our students,” said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students. “A good number of students were nominated this year, indicating the high interest of our students to contribute towards the enhancement of student life at AUS. With our stringent nomination process and eligibility criteria, only two teams made it to the elections. We are pleased that our students take advantage of the extracurricular opportunities offered by the university which complement their learning experience so that they may become effective leaders of tomorrow. I thank our students for turning up to cast their votes and congratulate them for the success of today's elections. I wish the new Student Council a productive year ahead,” added Dr. Al Shehhi. The Student Council election was organized by the Student Activities division of the AUS Office of Student Affairs.