Get to Know the Candidates

President 

Ella Malone 

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    • Junior, Marketing Major

  • Why You Should Vote For Me: 

    • I envision PLNU’s campus as a place where kindness is the norm. I want our campus to be a space where no one is left without plans on a Friday night, a walk to class means being greeted by name on the way, and no one feels alone in a crowded caf. I believe that real kindness involves three actions: seeing, listening, and responding. My goal as ASB President would be to cultivate a campus where students who have felt invisible become seen, students who felt silenced are heard, and student concerns are responded to with tangible actions rather than mere pretty words.

Jai'Lynn Parham

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    • Junior, Psychology Major

  • Why You Should Vote For Me: 

    • Hello everyone! My name is Jai’Lynn Parham and I am running to be YOUR ASB President. I am currently a Resident Assistant in Nease Hall, Black Student Union Vice-President, Green Sea Hooligan, and Diversity Leadership Scholar. That being said, due to being involved in so many influential roles, I have gained a lot of leadership qualities. I will be your biggest hype woman, communicate effectively, make decisions that are best for our community, fight for diversity & inclusion, and be a listening ear. I want to help improve this campus and become the bridge between the faculty and students. That being said, I appreciate you taking the time to read this and I will see you on Caf Lane!

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Gracie Westgate

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    • Junior, Nursing Major

  • Why You Should Vote For Me: 

    • PLNU, you are my passion! I am the biggest fan of not only our school community but of you! I want to serve as ASB President to serve you and allow your voice to be heard. As a member of ASB over the past three years, I have listened to student voices to bring about change to our campus, such as bringing the Bubly’s to the caf or extended track hours. I promise that I will work to find a solution in regards to the recent discussion about the Director of Diversity and Inclusion and that I will make myself available to students to discuss how we can best be inclusive and welcoming of ALL people on campus.

Vice President 

Sam Keller

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    • Sophomore, Biology Major and Christian Studies Minor

  • Why You Should Vote For Me: 

    • Serving as an invested member in PLNU’s Student Senate throughout this last year, working to catalyze positive change across our campus, I have found myself greatly loving the opportunity to serve this student body. It is this passion, paired with my talents, leadership skills, and work ethic, that would make me a phenomenal candidate for ASB Vice President. Working alongside my fellow senators in the past, I’ve evaluated leadership roles, advocated to make our campus more environmentally friendly, and worked to build ASB’s judicial branch from the ground up. My desire to pursue proactive work such as this, to better the community in which we live, is what has led me to run in this coming election season. Thank you.

Spiritual Life Director

Marley Gang

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    • Junior, Elementary Education Major

  • Why You Should Vote For Me: 

    • Hi, Loma! I’m stoked for all that is to come and all of the ways in which God is preparing this campus and the hearts of its students. My prayer is that the Director of Spiritual Life would be a vessel that God can use to reach students in a deeper, more impactful way. I am passionate about encouraging students to pursue their faith in new and exciting ways. Whether you are a devout, life-long proclaimer of the Christian faith or are just starting to explore Christianity, I hope you find comfort and belonging here at PLNU. God is so ready to impact this campus, and I would love to be a part of this wonderful team of leaders!

Cai Silva

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    • Sophomore, Christian Studies Major

Executive Secretary 

Matthew Thornton 

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    • Junior, Entrepreneurship Major

Student Relations

Kaitlyn Harris

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    • Junior, Applied Health Science Major