Student Body President’s Goal: Better Connect Government to Constituents

December 5, 2014

By Madeline Ruoff ’18

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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.

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