Shippensburg University’s Student Government Association (SGA) has announced Makayla Glass as the new president, Isaac Dietrich as vice president of internal affairs, Logan Wert as vice president of external affairs, Ramses Ovalles as vice president of finance and Meredith Scarr as vice president of student groups for the 2019-20 Executive Rules Committee (ERC).
Dietrich said his goals as vice president of internal affairs are to make sure SGA is using its resources to make changes on campus, having open communication with students and holding themselves to a higher level of accountability to create a cohesive and productive governing body.
“We are here to represent the students and make sure there is an avenue for our voices to be heard and taken into consideration. So we should all take that seriously, and be proactive in doing so,” he said.
SGA is in a period of transition and change to create more representation and promote productivity, which Dietrich said he is ready to do.
Wert said she is excited to hold the position of vice president of external affairs.
“I feel anxious and so blessed to be holding such a big, student government leadership role for the upcoming school year,” she said.
Like Dietrich, she hopes to have open communication between SGA and students, and to utilize social media to promote SGA to the university.
She is most eager to learn from her other ERC members, the rest of SGA and the student body.
President-elect Makayla Glass is hopeful for change in the next academic year.
“I believe some things at Ship are the way they are just because no one has dug deep enough to find out why, or pushed hard enough to make a change. We need to start being less complacent and more proactive as students. This is our university, and it is time for changes to occur — for the students,” she said.
Glass also praised her predecessor, President Logan Wein.
“He has done a phenomenal job at re-branding and reshaping SGA into what we believe the organization should represent,” she said.
SGA representation petitions are currently available for 16 different positions.
Petitions can be picked up at the CUB information desk, and completed petitions are due to the SGA office by March 29 at 4 p.m.