After a record breaking election, with over 300 students participating in elections, the Student Government Association welcomed a new president and vice president for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. The officers were sworn in by Associate Dean of Student Services Marcella Snyder at a May 1, 2014 ceremony, held at the conclusion of the annual spring Honors Convocation.

From left Evan Newman, Jeffrey Tice shake hands just before the swearing in ceremony.

From left, Evan Newman, Jeffrey Tice shake hands just before the swearing in ceremony.

Evan Newman, New Martinsville, W.Va., a sophomore communication studies major, will serve as president of the organization. Jeffrey Tice (Chester, W.Va., a junior public relations major, will serve as vice president. Both have been involved with SGA for two years and are looking forward for the opportunity to serve the student body at this level.

“I have developed a strong connection to our University over my time here, and I am beyond thankful that the student body has given me the chance to represent them in this role,” Tice said in regards to being elected to his new role. “Evan and I have a lot of ideas about where we would like to start, but we are hoping to gage the student body on what they need us to do, to have a better experience.”

“I was very pleased to be elected by the student body as the next Student Government Association President. My overall goal is to give back and help the students in anyway I possibly can,” said Newman. “I look forward to bringing bigger and better entertainment to campus, as well as working alongside my fellow students to improve the environment on campus. I can’t wait to get to work for the students in 2014.”

SGA is a student led representative body made up of members that are elected by the students at WLU. Through their work with administrators, they work to build bridges of communication between students and the administration, as well as working to develop creative programming for students. The association governs itself on three pillars, service, leadership and integrity.

Advisor for SGA Associate Dean of Student Services/Director of Housing & Student Life Marcella Snyder. For more information, please visit the SGA webpage.