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Nora O’Toole Elected Student Body President

The results of the 2023 University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) election are in, and junior Nora O’Toole was elected as Penn State’s next student body president.

O’Toole’s running mate, Giselle Concepcion, was also elected as part of their unopposed executive ticket. O’Toole and Concepcion will serve as UPUA’s president and vice president for the 18th Assembly.

O’Toole and Concepcion earned 2,463 votes on Wednesday. In total, 2,663 students voted this year — 263 more than the 2,400 that voted in 2022.

O’Toole is a junior majoring in cybersecurity analytics and operations and hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In UPUA’s 17th Assembly, she served as the speaker of the assembly. O’Toole is also involved with the Presidential Leadership Academy and Faculty Senate.

Concepcion is a political science major from Rutherford, New Jersey, but grew up in North Carolina and Bermuda. She is also minoring in civic and community engagement and women’s studies. Concepcion has previous experience as the chair of the governmental affairs committee for the 17th UPUA Assembly and is involved with the Latino Caucus, Students United Against Poverty, and the League of Women Voters at Penn State.

The following at-large and academic representatives were also elected on Wednesday to serve in UPUA’s 18th Assembly.

At-Large Representatives

  • Zion Sykes
  • Ava Phillips
  • Madison Lavender
  • Max Gibbard
  • Izzy Graham
  • Andrew Jackson
  • Doreen Chiang
  • Fabiana Corcino
  • Owen Haddad
  • Vik Raj
  • Kayla Johnson
  • Siddarth Shah
  • Ryan Setzenfand
  • Rasha Elwakil
  • Fletcher Port
  • Christopher Clark
  • Cory Lindey
  • Simran Kakar
  • Micah Chandler
  • Jack Meyer

Academic Colleges

Bellisario College of Communications

Tera Sackey

Eberly College of Science

Luc Schrauf

College of Education

Litzy Sandoval

College of Engineering

Rik Bhattacharyya

College of Arts and Architecture

Tori Monroe

College of the Liberal Arts

Joshua Ross

College of Agricultural Sciences

Cheyenne Bastian-Brown

Smeal College of Business

Sophia Carpinteyro

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Matt Roy

Schreyer Honors College

Chris Goodrich

Division of Undergraduate Studies

Carley LaRosa

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