• Melissa Javorsky

SWOSU Student Government Association votes in leadership

Updated: Feb 2

Leading the student body will be (from left): Jimmie Dollins, Altus, treasurer; Jace Zacharias, Altus (Navajo), vice president; and Jaycie Brown, Chickasha, president. Photo provided.

By Melissa Javorksy

Some individuals strive to make a difference in the world around them by getting involved in community activities and surrounding organizations, and SWOSU students are no exception to this.

One example of an organization with students such as these is SWOSU’s Student Government Association, which recently held elections.

“SGA is the advocate for student interests, a powerful voice for change and progress, and a dedicated provider of student services and resources,” according to the SGA page on the SWOSU website.

SGA is to be the voice of the students and act as the bridge between the student body and the administration.

“I wanted to get involved in SGA because I wanted to be able to affect positive change on SWOSU’s campus,” former SGA President Marshall Wallace said. “I have a deep passion for this university as well as the students of SWOSU and wanted to be able to represent them.”

The elections were held via Canvas on April 11 from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

“I think it is very important for students to vote and participate in SGA elections,” Wallace said. “If you want your voice to be heard, then I encourage you to vote.”

Jaycie Brown, who previously served as the special projects chair for SGA and is the Student Athlete Advisory Committee vice president, ran unopposed for the office of president. Elah Alcuitas and Jace Zacharias ran against each other for the office of vice president. Jimmie Dollins ran for treasurer.

“I decided to run for president of our SGA because I have a true passion for this university,” Brown said. “I hope to create and spark pride in all our students.”

Brown has big plans for SWOSU in the upcoming year.

“One of my ideas as president is to establish a student section to have a major presence at our sporting events,” Brown said.

For more information about SGA, go to https://www.swosu.edu/administration/studentdean/sga/index.aspx.

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