On Friday, April 1, Student Government Association executive elections closed and the results were announced. The executive positions include president, vice president, secretary and treasurer, which are separate from the class officer elections.
The following is a brief introduction for each elected officer.
The next SGA president is junior Micah Burk. She is a communications and leadership major with a double minor in marketing and political science.
Burk said her main focus for Oklahoma Christian University is unity within the community on campus.
“I look across our campus and see incredible opportunities, initiatives, and missions already established, and at the same time, I see the people that are in need of things,” Burk said. “I’m so excited to serve on and lead the SGA Senate to brainstorming and then practically implementing ways and means of achieving positive change within our OC community.”
Encouraged by multiple friends to run for office, Burk said she felt how important it was to have this opportunity to lead the student body.
“Without a leader, the community crumbles,” Burk said. “ I believe every group needs a leader who can act as the mediator between suggestions/requests and the people or group who can fulfill those suggestions or requests.”
Sophomore Madison Stephens was elected vice president for SGA. She is a double major in biology and vocational Spanish.
Stephens said she ran for vice president to bring the student body closer together.
“I want to build a strong social media presence for Oklahoma Chrisitan’s SGA page as well as to give the student body a variety of activities to participate in throughout the year,” Stephens said.
Stephens also said she is looking forward to working with such an extensive team.
“It (leadership) is so important because I can see the real difference SGA makes at Oklahoma Christian by bringing students together and funding both their service and academic projects,” Stephens said.
Following is sophomore Chasity McMahan, the next SGA secretary. McMahan is a family science and human development major with a criminal justice minor.
McMahan said she has a strong main focus on being more involved and building a relational community.
“I want to try and help more people feel like they belong there,” McMahan said. “That they are not just another person there. Also to help encourage more attendance. I feel like this last year has been so much better with it, but I believe it can get even better.”
McMahan also said she is excited to have more behind the scenes and be a part of the building process for SGA.
“I feel like an SGA leadership role is so important to the community because it helps give students an opportunity to change or fix the things that administration doesn’t have time for, but it also gives the OC student body a way to connect to other students,” McMahan said.
Finally, sophomore Josh Knox is SGA’s elected treasurer and is an accounting and finance major.
Knox said he wanted to gain experience handling money for an organization.
“I am looking forward to using my skills from my classes in real life scenarios and working with our team of awesome executives,” Knox said.
Knox said he has multiple goals for his treasurer role to help fund new activities and events around campus.
“SGA is here for students to request money so we can have some great activities on campus,” Knox said. “Another goal I have is to bring more awareness to our SGA Senate that any student can join so their voice can be heard.”
These elected executive officers will begin their term at the start of the fall 2022 semester.