Juniors Zoë Ferranti and Brianna Tancredi have been elected as the Fairfield University Student Association’s new Student Body President and Vice President. They are FUSA’s first female pair of President and Vice President.
Ferranti served as chair of Senate and Tancredi as chair of Programming prior to the election. Of the record-breaking 1,415 votes that were cast during the day on Tuesday, Feb. 23, Ferranti and Tancredi captured 646 votes, 45.65 percent of the total votes.
Ferranti said she feels “incredibly blessed and honored and so grateful for everyone who came out and voted for us, for everyone that’s been supporting us. We really could not have done this without any of you guys.”
For Ferranti, the most important part of her and Tancredi’s term will be “listening to what the students want.”
“Looking forward to what’s coming up really depends on what the students want to see coming up. We’re here to listen to the students and make what you want possible,” Ferranti added.
Tancredi added that one of their biggest focuses will be on “more school spirit and community, because we’re proud to be Stags and we just want everybody else to feel the same way.”
Former FUSA President Anif McDonald ‘16 endorsed Ferranti and Tancredi prior to election, and after their win, he said “I’ve been working with Brie and Zoë since they were both freshmen, so of course I’m excited. When they were freshmen [I] saw that leadership quality within them.”
“I know that they know how FUSA works and the rest of the student body works,” McDonald added, “And I know that they can lead FUSA as a team and they can lead them in the right direction.”