Cal State Northridge’s student body president has resigned after confessing that she has not been a student at the school since taking office last year, university officials said Monday.
Lynn Westlund, 23, told the university Saturday that she enrolled for the fall semester but was dropped from the school after she failed to cover a bounced check, officials said.
“I knew the money was available if I asked anyone for a loan, but I was too proud,” Westlund said Monday. “I wanted to work it out on my own. . . . I think I made a mistake, but I feel that every action that I took as president was for the students.”
Edmund T. Peckham, the university’s vice president for student affairs, said officials knew in October that Westlund was not properly enrolled but did not follow up on the matter when Westlund said she would take care of it.
Westlund said she ran into financial difficulties after quitting her regular job last fall to devote more time as president, she said.