Varma resigns as UMSU VPFO

Vice president finance and operations publicly resigns at UMSU board meeting

UMSU vice president finance and operations Vaibhav Varma publicly resigned during a March 28 UMSU board meeting. 

The board meeting featured presentations on motion 0604, a motion to adopt a definition of anti-Palestinian racism, although it is not confirmed whether the meeting’s events were a factor in Varma’s resignation.

Varma made his announcement to the board after a recess that was called in response to board of directors chairperson Elbethel Masresha leaving the meeting. Masresha left following an exchange with Varma in which he accused her of having a conflict of interest in discussing the motion. He said she was “not fit to chair this delegation” based on social media posts he felt revealed her biases.

Varma said he would give the union one week’s notice before vacating the position. 

Varma declined requests for an interview and has not made any public statements about the matter on social media since March 28.