Student Body Vice President Dani Goodreau submitted a letter of resignation to Student Body President Ross Lordo on Wednesday evening around 7 p.m., immediately after the weekly student senate meeting.
"While my job is done, the fight is not. True democracy lies within the hands of the people," Goodreau wrote in a statement. "For this I ask of you all: continue. Continue to stand loud against the attacks on our campus, our scholars and the beliefs that define us as Carolinians. Continue to lift each other up and stand strong in unity."
Goodreau is serving as finance director for public relations firm Starboard Communications and working for a political campaign. Because the position is not officially confirmed, she cannot release details about the campaign.
Goodreau was elected on a ticket alongside Lordo during last year's election, focusing on veterans' services and mental health throughout the campaign. During Goodreau's tenure as vice president, she saw more than 70 pieces of legislation passed in the senate. She was a strong representative for diversity and the non-traditional student, according to Lordo.
"We thank Dani for her service to the student body and wish her well in all of her future endeavors," Lordo said in a statement.
Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Bass was immediately sworn in as student body vice president.
"I am eager to get started working in the Office of the Vice President," Bass wrote in a statement. "Although only two months remain in the term, I am sure that there is a lot of work that can be done for the student body."
Bass is a third-year mechanical engineering student who has served in the student senate for two years. Lordo said that he is excited to welcome him to executive office.
"We have the utmost confidence that he will be a staunch advocate for students and and will successfully fulfill the duties of the office for the remainder of the term," Lordo said.
There will be a vote next Wednesday on a replacement for the president pro tempore of the senate.