The post of the Residence Hall Association president hasn’t been contested in seven years.
And this year is no different.
Sophomore Hans Peng, the community governor for Cobb Residence Hall, said he will bring a commitment to increasing the organization’s visibility to his almost-guaranteed presidency. As the lone confirmed candidate, Peng can only lose to a write-in candidate.
“I feel like a lot of people don’t know what RHA stands for,” Peng said.
The RHA is one of the University’s largest student organizations, overseeing about 10,000 students and acting as a representative body for on-campus residents’ concerns.
He said the organization has worked to increase its own visibility over the past two years — and that he would continue these efforts.
Peng’s platform also includes strengthening the ties between RHA and ResNET, which could make strides in bringing Netflix to campus.
Current RHA president Ryan Collins said Peng is friendly, open and has experience in the organization.
“He gets along with people well,” he said, adding that Netflix will provide a “cheaper way to keep current movies available in residence halls.”