Senior Ashley Nixon resigned as Student Government Association (SGA) president on Monday, Nov. 28, citing a job offer from State Senator-elect Bryce Reeves as the main reason behind her decision.
Nixon, who held the office both last year and this year, said, “I respect SGA too much to be the poor president that I would be,” referring to what would happen if she attempted to do both jobs at the same time.
SGA Vice President and President of the Student Senate Rob Belcourt, a junior, announced at the Student Senate meeting Wednesday that he, as vice president of the SGA, will constitutionally be taking over the role of president.
Monique dela Cruz, who served at the student senate vice president before Nixon’s resignation, will take over Belcourt’s former position on an interim basis until an official election can be held early next semester.
Cruz, in regards to Nixon leaving, said “as her friends, we are really happy for her.”
Cruz added that she knows that it was a difficult decision for Nixon to resign.
Junior Sean Simons, a member of Student Senate, said that Nixon “will be missed.”