King’s Students Elect a New Student Body President
Junior Peter Flemming elected for leadership
Students at The King’s College have chosen their next Student Body President. After energetic campaigns, public debates, and a series of speeches, King’s Junior Peter Flemming was selected to lead the student body in the 2013-2014 academic year.
Leadership opportunities are a critical part of the King’s education. “One of the hallmarks of King’s is student leadership—students play an enormous role in shaping the King’s experience for everyone else,” said David Leedy, Dean of Students. He continued, “This is particularly true of the King’s Student Body President. For this reason, elections for student body president matter greatly. The student body realizes this—which is why we see two thirds or more of them vote in elections every spring.”
Samuel Tran, the current Student Body President (SBP) remarked on the recent election saying, “We had three great candidates for student body president this year, and they ran one of the most constructive and positive campaigns at the college in recent years.” Each candidate, Tran said, “brought a wealth of experience to the table, and I loved hearing their ideas for moving the college forward.”
The next SBP will have the important task of introducing the next president of the College to the student body. Additionally, he will play an important role in helping the student body acclimate to the College’s new location in Manhattan’s Financial District.
Flemming described the upcoming year as the beginning of a new chapter. “In many ways,” he said, “this year will be a time where the student body can breathe easy after its big move and focus on the things at the foundation of the King's experience: community (the house system), academics, and spiritual life.” “I am also looking forward to being able to interact with the next president at the helm of our school, helping him understand what the student body here is like and working closely with him to make King's even better.”
Tran knows that Flemming is up for the task. “Pete is an excellent choice,” Tran said. Flemming has many strengths, he added, among them being a breadth of experience in student organizations and the House system as well as athletics. Tran also said that Flemming “demonstrates a deep and abiding love for the college, and understands what makes King's unique.”
The King’s College educates students in the ideas upon which nations rise and fall. With a focused curriculum in the liberal arts tradition, students are prepared to help shape, and eventually to lead, the institutions of government, civil society, media, law, business, education, the arts, and the church. King’s is a Christian college located in New York City.
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