UW Students Elect President, Senators
April 15, 2013 — University of Wyoming students have elected Brett Kahler of Casper, a communications senior, as president of the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming (ASUW).
Kia Murdoch of Blackfoot, Idaho, a junior majoring in French, was elected vice president.
Kahler will preside over the student government that oversees a budget of more than $1 million, including funding for a variety of student programs. He also will serve as an ex-officio member of the UW Board of Trustees.
More than 1,800 students voted in the online election held Wednesday through Friday, April 10-12.
ASUW senators, who will serve on various committees and represent their colleges in budgetary and policy matters affecting all UW students, also were elected.
Senators, listed by hometown, are:
Alta -- Hunter Christensen.
Arvada, Colo. -- Taylor True.
Casper -- Briana Black, Trevor Scherlin.
Chesterfield, Va. -- Juston Johnston.
Cheyenne -- Crystal Armstrong, Adam Boyd, Claire Dinneen, Akash Gondalia, Josh Messer, Eric Ogle.
Denver, Colo. -- Tyler Bloom.
Douglas -- Carolyn Smylie.
Englewood, Colo. -- Olivia Lim.
Evanston -- Keegan Haukaas.
Fort Morgan, Colo. -- Morgan Powell.
Grover -- Casey Frome.
Green River -- Keith Harmon.
Jackson -- Randy Elledge.
Kaneohe, Hawaii -- Gabriella Gualano.
Lander -- Derek Peil.
Laramie -- Ruiqi Yang.
Lingle -- Heather Gibbs.
Minden, Neb. -- Clay Andersen.
Parker, Colo. -- Ali Moore.
Pavillion -- Douglas Jordan.
Pine Bluffs -- Laura Gross.
Powell -- Anya Tracy.
Torrington -- Kayla Matlock.
Photo: Brett Kahler of Casper, right, and Kia Murdoch of Blackfoot, Idaho, are the new president and vice president of the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming. (Brian Schueler Photo)