UC Student Association president resigns from position

University of California Student Association President Angelica Salceda has stepped down from her position, UCSA officials said Wednesday.

Salceda, who was elected president of the association in August, chose to resign because of personal obligations, according to Darius Kemp, organizing and communications director for the UCSA. Kemp said the UCSA Board of Directors has scheduled a special election to find a new president this weekend.

“She believed that she could not dutifully fulfill her term as president with the amount of personal obligations she had,” Kemp said.

The UCSA is a statewide student organization that focuses on issues of accessibility and quality at the University. It is composed of representatives from student governments at UC campuses.

Salceda, who is currently a third year law student at UC Berkeley, will remain on the UCSA Board of Directors and will still serve as the External Affairs Vice President of the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly, Kemp said.

She could not immediately be reached for comment.

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