AS President Application Officially Open

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Rayne Frantzen

Breaking News Beat Reporter

UC Santa Barbara’s (UCSB) Associated Students (AS) Election Board has opened applications for the position of Associated Student president, which was announced to undergraduates in an email last Monday. 

The position is currently being filled by Internal Vice President Tianna White, who was promoted to interim president after the former AS President, Daevionne Beasley, resigned from his position in October. 

At the time of his resignation, Beasley faced backlash due to sexual assault allegations that surfaced in spring 2020.

Beasley has denied these allegations, calling them “unproven” and “completely unsubstantiated” in a Facebook post published earlier this year. 

“A good quality of a leader is knowing when to step up and when to step down. I realize now that there isn’t a way for me to move forward in the work I want to do for students,” Beasley added.

A special election for AS president will be held in the beginning of the winter quarter. All UCSB students are eligible to vote, although applications for the position will only be open to second- through fifth-year undergraduate students. 

Students who are interested in applying are encouraged to visit the AS Elections Board website for more information. The board will be accepting declarations of candidacy until Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 11:59 p.m. 

UPDATE
Monday January 4, 2021 2:35pm
This article previously stated that Beasley was under Title IX investigation, however this was a mistake and there was no Title IX investigation involved and has been updated to reflect so.

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