The Daily Tar Heel: What was it like to win?
Elizabeth Adkins: It was incredible. It’s been a really long journey. It was a lot longer than all of us expected, but we were so excited and thankful in that moment we were announced — receiving the majority of the vote. I think what we’re most excited for is to just be able to hit the ground running and implement our policies and our platform we’ve been so excited about for so long, and to finally see that dream come to fruition was an incredible feeling.
DTH: What are your next steps?
EA: It was an unusual election cycle in that fact that we were just elected and we just now have a student body president-elect whereas it should have been in February, but now inauguration is April 4, so we knew going into this whoever won, it was going to be a very quick turnaround ... and once we are able to have an administration moving forward, we’ll be able to make decisions about the cabinet, committee members and things of that nature.