Spring General Election


Student Government exists as an integral part of the College’s governance. It is the official representation of the RCTC student body and represents the students’ rights and views to all RCTC stakeholders. Student Government works to annually approve the Student Life budget, set the Student Life Fee, and govern all new and existing student clubs on campus. View the Constitution and By-laws. Current officers and additional information can be found under Student Government.


The Spring General Election will take place Monday, April 17th. Any currently enrolled RCTC student has the ability to vote in the General Election. This is a chance to elect the right student leaders to represent you, the students! Voting will always take place through a secure D2L online platform. Follow these simple instructions to vote:

  1. Access rctc.learn.minnstate.edu and log into D2L with your StarID
  2. Click “View All Courses”
  3. Find and enter the course titled “Student Government Spring Election 2023”
  4. Click Content and Materials to read the candidate biographies
  5. Click Assessments and Vote to vote in the election


All Executive Officer position descriptions can be found in the Student Government Constitution. Benefits of being an Officer include, but are not limited to:

  • All Executive Officer positions are paid
    • President and Vice President positions are paid $1900 per semester
    • Treasurer and Secretary positions are paid $1200 per semester
  • Travel opportunities for LEAD MN and student government conferences
  • Leadership training and development
  • Learning about local, state, and national politics
  • Networking with students, staff, faculty, and administrators
  • Gaining applicable life skills to help you succeed in, and beyond, college
  • Making noticeable change and impact at RCTC
  • Creating a network of friends

If you are interested in running for a position, please complete this Intent to Run Form by midnight on Thursday, April 13th.


Candidates may campaign on campus and will be regulated by the Elections Handbook.


Rachael Linscott- Secretary

Evie Kastner- Secretary

Shelli Bandemer- Treasurer

Issac Coley- Vice President

Maple Lassila- President

Manakherto Shoble- Treasurer

Edwin Islas Aguirre- President

Mekedelawet Mersha- Vice President