Vivian Winston, a former IU Kelley School of Business professor, won the Board of Trustee election Thursday with 8,196 out of 16,302 total votes. She will occupy one of three trustee seats elected by IU alumni, taking former trustee MaryEllen Bishop’s spot.
The other candidates, Josh Kornberg and Sandford Kunkel, received 4,351 and 3,755 votes, respectively.
Winston’s campaign centered around her desire to be a voice for students, according to her website. Her campaign platform involves improving student services, including mental health care, increasing affordability and maintaining IU’s “inclusive excellence.”
Winston told the Herald-Times the graduate worker strike should be a top priority. She said in the article she is neither pro-union nor opposed to graduate worker unionization, and would like to meet directly with Indiana Graduate Workers Coalition's bargaining committee.
President Pamela Whitten congratulated Winston yesterday, saying she was grateful Winston shared a commitment to prioritizing student success.