The student members of the Student Cycling Coalition cast their ballots on Nov. 30 to elect the organization’s student leaders for the 2017 calendar year. Headlining the results is the selection of engineering student John Francisco as president.
Francisco brings years of experience to the leadership of the Student Cycling Coalition. A three year member of the organization, he has experienced and contributed to the growth of the organization. He has extensive knowledge of the cycling industry both from a retail and experience standpoint, having worked with the SCC’s partner bicycle shop VO2 Multisport and his racing in national and international events as a junior.
“I am looking forward to the challenge of leading the team,” said Francisco. “I will work to continue to grow and improve it.”
The former president, Jacob Holtgrewe, was elected to the recruitment position. During his tenure as president in 2016 the team grew it’s non-racing activity extensively and developed a strong mountain bike program.
Studio art student Nick Reader was retained as Triathlon Coordinator and will be joined by pre-med/biology student Chris Nupp as co-coordinator.
After organizing the mountain bike team to its best-ever season, Kalem Fetters will take the reigns as the Cycling Coordinator.
Elijah Eisert, a political science major, was elected secretary of the organization. He will manage both internal and external communication of the organization.
Engineering student Greg Lewis was elected controller and will manage the budget of the Student Cycling Coalition.
The uniform and merchandise coordinator will be Charlie Hamilton.
The new officers will begin their terms on January 1st, 2017.