New student body president promises to speak for the students


Shannon Rusche

Student Body President Halimeh Edais discusses the proposal of a meditation room for students during an Academic Senate meeting on Friday.

Full-time student, president of the Muslim Student Association and student ambassador  Halimeh Edais added a new title to the list when she was elected to be the new student body president of Cosumnes River College on Sept. 28.

As student body president, Edais is the voice of the students and says she’s excited to be president and is ready to make a difference.

“I’ve only been student body president for a week and I’ve already had two people come in to see me, so I feel like it’s going good,” said Edais. “I want people to know that I’m here and to utilize me.”

Edais is focused on letting students know that they can come to her with all of their problems and she will do her best to make sure that their concerns are heard and that something is done about it.

“When I attend these meetings, I just want to bring attention to the students,” said Edais. “I want to bring attention to your problems.”

The student ambassadors stand by their new president and look forward to working together to make students more knowledgeable about what’s happening on campus and the resources that are available to them. They are confident that she can unify the students.

“I know that she is very active and she’s very motivated and I trust her to lead the school where we want it to be and she can bring the students together,” said Student Ambassador Katie Edralin.

Edais speaks for the students during school and district meetings and she wants to know all the problems and issues that the students have so that she can speak for them.

“I feel like we, as students, don’t have much say in things like tuition, so I just want to give students a voice,” said Edais.

The ambassadors also want students to know that they should never feel hesitant to come in during office hours and talk to Edais.

“She’s very laid back and welcoming,” said Student Ambassador Tremar Moore. “She definitely goes the extra mile to get things done,”

Edais knows what it’s like to be a student and to feel like nobody is here for you and willing to hear you out.

“I’ll always be here to listen to you all,” said Edais. “You can come into my office hours and we can work out your issues; I am a student and I know the struggles of school, work and family, so whatever concerns may have, I’m here for you.”

If you have any questions or concerns about the campus, come see Edais at T108 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.