Student Body President’s Goal: Better Connect Government to Constituents
December 5, 2014
By Madeline Ruoff ’18
Association of Amherst Students President Oluwatomi Williams ’16
Historically, it has been uncommon for the College’s student government to be led by a non-senior. 2014, however, marks one such year: The Association of Amherst Students (AAS) operated without a president from last May until this past October, when Oluwatomi Williams ’16, better known as Tomi, was elected president in a runoff election. Williams, only a junior, hopes to “rebrand” the AAS and better connect it with the student body.
While I do not remember the first time I met Tania Dias ’13, I vividly recall the first time she impressed me. At the beginning of the 2012–13 school year, Charri Boykin-East, then the interim dean of students, scheduled weekly meetings with Dias and me. The dean believed that meeting with the president of the student body and the editor-in-chief of The Amherst Student would be a good way to keep up with student affairs and concerns.