BY RISHON SEABORN
In a revolutionary move for the school, Salisbury University’s Student Government Association held elections from April 11 to April 15 for the upcoming school year, letting any student run without prior SGA experience who wanted to for the first time.
Results were released on Friday, announcing the new SGA President Julia Howell, Executive Vice President Savannah Albright, Vice President of University Affairs Lael Kelley, Vice President of External Affairs Frankz Condori, Vice President of Public Relations Kelsey Richards, Vice President of Diversity Cearrah Sherman and Vice President of Sustainability Jacob “Kobi” Azoulay.
The SGA Senate unanismously elected the new Speaker of the Senate to be Ben Lenox.
When students first planned to run, a rules meeting was held to inform students of their duties and how running would work.
There, a few of the students running offered some insight into their interest for running.
Albright said she believes that with this position she can encourage students to be more involved on campus.
“My future goals for SGA are to make it more transparent and increase the communication between the SGA and the rest of the campus community, especially RSO members,” Albright said.
Azoulay and freshman Valerie Abbott, who both ran for Vice President of Sustainability, both said they share similar goals to preserve and enhance Salisbury’s environment while participating on the sustainability committee.
SGA’s sustainability committee offers a hands on approach to anyone who is interested.
“(Sustainability) helped me gain insight and knowledge about environmentally friendly practices,” Abbott said. “It inspired my minor, and has shaped my time at SU.”
SGA’s goal of unifying campus and community is reflected in each of the candidate’s campaigns.
Students running expressed their intention to be committed to SU students during their campaign.
“I love SGA because of all the things we have the ability to do on and for the campus and surrounding community,” Albright said.
In the upcoming week, the new SGA executive board will send out applications to the campus community for the three president-appointed positions: treasurer, webmaster and parliamentarian.