OREM -- Students at Utah Valley State College have elected new student body officers for the 2000-2001 school year.

Jared Finch, Mapleton, was elected student body president. Other officers include Jim Blankenship, Kansas, vice president of academics; Katie Coles, Sandy, vice president of student life; and Daniel Friess, Oregon, Inter Club Council vice president.Some of the officers' immediate plans include providing individual and group study rooms on campus and improving access to campus during construction on the I-15 exchange. They will also serve on all significant campus committees from the board of trustees to the Faculty Senate and will be responsible for setting all student and academic fees.