Board attends leadership conference
The UAM Student Government Association Executive Board attended a
leadership development conference in St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 6-10, to develop ideas
aimed at making the SGA more effective on campus.
The conference, presented by a group of university administrators
and professors from across the country with backgrounds in student government
leadership, provided UAM representatives with an opportunity to receive and
share ideas with other students and campuses facing the same issues within
Director of Student Programs and Activities and SGA Advisor Ashley
Lynn said she believes the conference offered the students several new
suggestions that can be used to help re-create an effective student government
“We were very pleased with the information we received from the
conference presenters,” Lynn said. “It is always nice to get ideas from other
SGA President Sally Owen attended the conference and participated
in additional workshops designed specifically for SGA presidents.
“It is always nice to hear how other schools handle certain student
government related issues,” Owen said. “We are going to do our best to build a
strong student government on campus, but we can’t do it alone. We will need the
support of other students, faculty, staff and the administration.”
Vice President Beth Burgess, Secretary Michael
Cravens and Treasurer Will Whiting also attended the annual conference.
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