SGA Executive Board attends leadership conference

Will Whiting
Managing Editor

   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 student government.

   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 at UAM.

   “We were very pleased with the information we received from the conference presenters,” Lynn said. “It is always nice to get ideas from other universities.”

   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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