Last week’s Student Government Association elections named Stephanie Preston the president for the 2013-2014 academic year.
As SGA president, Preston, a junior history major, hopes to increase communication between the student government and community and aims to build school spirit.
“I would like to keep the student body more informed about the big changes that UMW is going through,” said Preston. “I would also like to help share student run events and initiatives on campus in order to help with the success of them.”
Currently the Communications Director for the SGA, Preston plans to continue to serve the UMW community in her new position.
“I am expecting to refine the skills I have acquired over the past two years,” said Preston. “These skills will allow me to help others in any profession that I choose to go into.”
This year 22.5 percent of undergraduate student population voted in the SGA election, according to current SGA President Jeremy Thompson.
Keeping the communication between the student government and student body in mind, Preston would like to “represent students more accurately, and help improve school spirit.”
Thompson believes Preston’s previous experience in the SGA Executive Cabinet has prepared her to be the SGA President.
“Part of the reason I can do much of the work I do as president is because of the work of the appointed Cabinet,” said Thompson. “Stephanie has been part of that Cabinet and an extremely valuable resource over the past year, and will make an exceptional Student Body President.”
Preston would eventually like to go into an occupation where she can help others.