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Conversation with Cuttino, new student body president 

Photo by Anna Lee Hoffman. Executive Council for Campus Union 2022-2023.

Thomas Cuttino ‘23 was elected Campus Union student body president in the Campus Union executive election that occurred on Apr. 13-14. Megan Santos ‘23 and Jordan Willey ‘23 also ran for the position. 

Cuttino, the winner of the presidential race, highlighted three major areas of development if elected president: promoting mental health and wellness, promoting campus safety and establishing convenience across campus. 

A total of twelve hundred students voted in the election. Cuttino was announced the outright winner of the presidential race on Thursday, Apr. 14th in the Mungo Student Center after gathering 51.1% of the vote. Willey finished with 27.7% and Santos finished with 20.3%.

Both Santos and Willey congratulated Cuttino on winning the election via social media. 

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“Congratulations and well done to my friend @thomascuttino,” Willey said. 

“To @thomascuttino I am so proud of you and cannot wait to see what you will accomplish,” Santos said. 

“I am enthused about being a Wofford student and I am proud to go here. I want to represent the school in a way that I would hope other people would represent it after me,” Cuttino said.

Along with the rest of the new officers and assembly, Cuttino was sworn in and began his term as student body president on Apr. 25. 

Cuttino is greatly appreciative of everyone that helped him in his campaign. He says that everyone that helped contribute to his campaign made a significant impact. 

“It would not be possible without anyone and everyone who helped me out,” Cuttino said. “I want to thank the students at Wofford who encouraged me to run and the students who make this school an exciting place to make me want to run.” 

Out of the major themes announced during his campaign, Cuttino revealed four short term goals that he aims to work on over the last few weeks of the semester and through the summer. 

First, Cuttino is going to hold discussions with administration to implement one wellness day a month in the academic calendar for next school year. This relates to one of the central themes of his campaign: mental health and wellness. Cuttino expects these conversations to occur over the summer. 

The other three short-term goals are in respect to his theme of convenience.. Cuttino wants ice machines and printers to be placed in all student dorms. Additionally, he wants to see takeout boxes in Burwell, as well as witness the creation of a Burwell app showing the menu for each meal each day. 

The last aspect of Cuttino’s platform, security, requires an extensive plan. Cuttino expects strides toward security – such as the security gate system he proposed – will be a goal that needs to be worked on through a longer period of time.

Cuttino is excited to serve the Wofford community and is passionate about getting to know the wants and needs of students. He also wants to let all students know that he will always make time to listen to them. 

“I’m totally dedicated at any and every point and time to hearring what everyone wants to say,” Cuttino said. 

According to Cuttino, hearing every student’s voice is vital to his role as president. 

“It is impossible for me to communicate what students want if students don’t communicate what they want with me,” Cuttino said. 

If students have any questions or concerns, they can contact Cuttino at [email protected]

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