Elections at Utah State University have added a new twist to the school's centennial celebration students have elected the university's first female student body president.

Michelle Henrie, 20, a senior philosophy major from West Jordan, defeated Tim Moran, Spanish Fork, by 17 votes."I really didn't consider I would be the first woman president," she said.

Henrie said that as president she plans to organize student lobbying groups to fight tax rollback initiatives and will encourage students to vote for pro-education legislative candidates.

Henrie served in the Associated Students of USU last year as academic vice president.

Other new officers are Val Durrant, organizations vice president; Tad Sorenson, executive secretary; and Todd Rich, business senator.