A new Student Government Association (SGA) president, vice president, treasurer and secretary were elected on Sept. 13 at Lewis and Clark Community College.
“The main goal of SGA is increasing the quality of students’ experiences on campus and making campus better for students,” Student Trustee Whitney Weeks said. “We also attempt to increase participation in student activities and community engagement.”
Weeks works alongside SGA, which manages and provides for L&C club activities, and maintains a position on the L&C Board of Trustees as a representative of the student body.
Joe McKenzie is collaborating with Weeks once again. McKenzie formerly served as SGA vice president in the fall semester of 2016 and the spring semester of 2017 and has now been elected as president.
“I really developed a passion for student government and contributing to the school,” McKenzie said. “I believed that with a year under my belt I could be a great leader in SGA.”
Taking up the role of vice president is Thomas Griffin. This is Griffin’s first semester at L&C, and he is currently working toward his associates in graphic design.
Griffin, who has had an interest in student government organizations since high school, is excited to get started with his new position.
“I’m hoping that we will make L&C a more appealing place because community college’s get a bad reputation, and I also hope that the student body starts to see more ways to get involved,” Griffin said.
Returning to the role of treasurer is Callie Logan. She was appointed treasurer last year when her predecessor resigned. One of the reasons Logan, an accounting major, decided to run for treasurer was because it best fit with her accounting experience.
She also discovered a new passion in the process.
“I love being involved on campus and helping to make a difference and being Treasurer gives me that chance,” Logan said.
The secretary’s position was filled by Brittany Dickerson, a student attending L&C to obtain an associate’s in nursing.
“The encouragement from my friends in Student Activities made me decide to run for Secretary,” Dickerson said. “I love helping others and our school.”
If students want to create an event or voice concerns over issues that affect L&C, they can attend the bi-monthly SGA meetings on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in the Underground Connection.
For more information, contact Vice President of Student Engagement Sean Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.