A second vice president has resigned from the Student Government Association (SGA).
Meredith Scarr, vice president of student groups, resigned from SGA this weekend due to conflicts of time and disagreement with the direction of the organization.
Scarr announced her decision Saturday night. She later told The Slate she resigned because the SGA is going in a direction she does not want to be part of.
“The future the SGA has is not what it had last year,” Scarr said.
Scarr said she enjoyed every second spent in SGA over the past two-and-a-half years, however she also felt a calling to the sorority she leads, Alpha Phi. She said she could not fully dedicate to both at the same time.
“I just had to pick where I had to invest my time. I have big goals for Alpha Phi and I want to have a more positive outlook for Greek life on campus, so investing time there is what is best,” Scarr said.
Although Scarr says she agrees with many initiatives in SGA, such as the Raider Way initiative, she felt it was best she stepped back from the position.
“I’m going to definitely be supporting them, but I’m going to be supporting them from the sideline,” Scarr said.
Scarr is the second vice-president to resign from SGA this term. Logan Wert, the vice president of external affairs, resigned last fall.
“Meredith Scarr served her time in SGA well for the past three years,” said SGA President Aven Bittinger. “I apologize for any impact this may have on student groups and we hope to continue to maintain the quality of service to those who elected us.”
Scarr was first elected to student government as a representative for the class of 2021 during her freshman year, before she became the group’s secretary and later vice president of student groups.
SGA will appoint a replacement for Scarr’s position with a two-thirds vote after elections for the current Executive Rules Committee (ERC) conclude next week.