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Meet USA’s New VP of Marketing and Public Relations

By Jon Dusza, Assistant News Editor

The student body of Canisius went to the polls last week to elect a new vice president of marketing and public relations and a new vice president of business and finance for the Undergraduate Student Association (USA).

Elnara Karadzhayeva was elected as the new vice president of marketing and public relations (VPMPR) and Geetanjali Singh was elected as the new vice president of business and finance (VPBF).

Elnara Karadzhayeva answered questions for The Griffin following her election. She is a senior who majors in political science and international relations and minors in European studies and Spanish.

The role of VPMPR is to set the meeting agenda and minutes of USA, control USA’s social media accounts and establish relations with other clubs on campus.

Karadzhayeva has never been an officer for the USA before, but has been involved in many ventures around campus, including being president of LASAF and vice president of Model UN. After hearing stories from friends involved in the USA, Karadzhayeva wanted to get involved during her senior year. “I truly enjoy having an impact on the Canisius community,” she said, “and the role of VPMPR allows me to further do that.”

One of her main goals as VPMPR is to get USA more involved around campus, and in turn to make students more familiar with USA. She said “I understand that one of the main goals of Jason Francey this year was to increase student engagement and I believe USA has the ability to do so.” Part of doing so is to get the members of USA more involved around campus directly, through clubs and campus organizations. “I want senators, liaisons and committee chairs to be present on campus outside of the Tuesday night meetings,” Karadzhayeva said, “and create a stronger relationship with our student body.”

“I am excited to work with all the members of USA,” she added, “Being at Canisius I have been surrounded by endless support and have created a family, so with the role of VPMPR, USA will be a great addition to my family.”

“Thank you to everyone who took the time out to support my candidacy,” Karadzhayeva concluded. “I hope that everyone decides to get involved on campus and continue to enrich our community.”

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