Effective today, Andrea Villena ’15 will replace Leandro Leviste ’15 as the secretary of Yale College Council, taking the helm after Leviste announced earlier this month that he would take the spring semester off to work on his mother’s re-election campaign in the Philippines.

Villena, who represents Silliman, previously served on the YCC’s Academics and Events Committee. She was selected after the YCC Executive Board met today to determine the new secretary, a procedure in accordance with its constitution, which requires the board to vote after hearing speeches from two finalists. This year, the finalists for YCC secretary were Villena and Grant Fergusson ’16.

“I have heard some complaints from students about too many YCC emails in their inboxes,” Villena told the News. “This year I want to carve out a more comprehensive image of YCC publicity, and keep better track of what we are putting out to the student body.”

Leviste will remain on campus until Friday to meet with Villena and transition his responsibilities to her.