UNC will soon have a new behind-the-scenes figure leading its student elections.
Alex Piasecki will become Board of Elections chairman if he is approved by Student Congress today.
Piasecki talked to current chairman Robert Windsor about the responsibilities that come with the position and said he felt fortunate.
“I am honored to be selected and excited to try to follow the success he has had,” he said in an email.
Piasecki is studying abroad through Kenan-Flagler Business School’s GLOBE program in Hong Kong this semester. Because he is abroad, he will probably take office when Windsor graduates instead of right after his appointment is confirmed.
Piasecki has experience working on the Board of Elections and on the student-run Honor Court.
“My work on Honor Court has adequately prepared me for this position as our work on (Board of Elections) parallels many of the skills and poise that is needed when going through Honor Court cases,” he said.
The Executive Branch selected Piasecki and then the Rules and Judiciary Committee approved the decision. Student Congress is set to approve the selection on Tuesday.
Kyle Villemain, student body vice president, said Piasecki’s interest and past experience in the board of elections made him seem like the right candidate.