Meet the Candidates: Mike Young and Becca Wilmoth

by Kenny Nguyen | Managing Editor


Student Body President Candidate
Mike Young
Major: Aerospace Engineering, Minors: Economics and Political Science
Senator for the College of Engineering, Purdue Student Government
Editor-in-Chief, Purdue Review
Founder and CEO, PearCircuit LLC
Tour Guide, Purdue Student Engineering Foundation
Member, Theta Chi Fraternity

Vice Presidential Candidate
Becca Wilmoth
Major: Psychological Sciences, Minors: Law and Society, Human Development, and Family Sciences
Director of Communications, Purdue Student Government
Volunteer, Lafayette Crisis Center
Volunteer, River Bend Psychiatric Hospital
Writer, Purdue Odyssey
Member, Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority


1.  Why are you interested in running for President and Vice President of Purdue Student Government?

Becca and I are running for PSG President and Vice President because we believe it’s our time as a school to change the world.  We have solid, realistic goals that we will implement once elected that will meaningfully impact students.  We’re motivated by that opportunity for tangible impact.


2.  What are your dreams for Purdue Student Government and Purdue University?

We really want to focus on four main areas.  Conveniently, these 4 items form an acronym: it’s our TIME!

T:  Technology — It’s our time to develop a free Purdue-run alternative to pay-to-grade homework systems like WebAssign, myEconLab, etc.
I:  Inclusion — It’s our time to make Purdue a more inclusive place by bringing together groups of students who might not otherwise interact
M:  Mental Health — It’s our time to allocate more resources to CAPS and help erase the stigma of mental illness
E:  Engagement — It’s our time to make PSG more engaging through consistent outreach to campus press and use of social media


You can learn more about the Young-Wilmoth campaign at
Elections take place on April 6-8.  Vote for Young-Wilmoth NOW on BoilerLink!


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