Lawler elected SGA president
April 12, 2017
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Rachel Lawler, a Slippery Rock University junior exercise science major from Upper Chichester, was elected as president of the Slippery Rock Student Government Association. Lawler, who defeated Malika Fields by a count of 1,080-707 for the post, will replace two-year incumbent Logan Steigerwalt, who is graduating in May.
"I'm very excited and eager to get started," said Lawler. "I love the organization and what we do. To be elected president by the students and to be chosen to represent them is quite an honor."
Lawler, who has been involved with SGA since her freshman year and has spent the past two years as the organization's parliamentarian, is hopeful of creating better communication between the SGA and many of SRU's student clubs and organization in an effort to create better synergy.
"Communication is key to everything," Lawler said. "In order to bridge the gaps that can and do exist between different groups, it's our job as members of the executive board to reach out to everyone ... to talk to those that have concerns and questions and do what we can to make a more inclusive environment. As the SGA, it is our job to be both reliable and visible to all students."
Other officers elected were:
- Scott Vogelgesang, a senior integrated marketing major from South Lake Tahoe, California, vice president for student and academic affairs;
- Riley Keffer, a senior secondary education major from Grove City, vice president of financial affairs;
- Lexi Foster, a junior exercise science major from Goffstown, New Hampshire, vice president of internal affairs; and
- Dallas Kline, a junior sport management major from Spring Grove, vice president of campus outreach
Elected to specific senate seats were:
- Chadwick Burdick, a freshman exercise science major from Brookpark, Ohio, Building A;
- Habibah Dawodu, a sophomore chemistry major from Lagos, Nigeria, Building B;
- Cale Walker, a freshman exercise science major from Dillsburg, Building D;
- Kaitlyn Hazelett, a freshman mathematics: actuarial science major from Sarver, Building E;
- Esteban Ramirez, a sophomore industrial and systems engineering major from McDonald, Building F; and
- Tabitha Dunton, a freshman Japanese studies major from Biddeford, Maine, Rhoads Hall
- Selected to serve as senators representing commuter students were:
- Noah Marvin, a sophomore early childhood special education major from Jacksonville, North Carolina;
- Leanna Ohora, a junior exercise science major from Lake Ariel;
- Parto Bahreini, a freshman chemistry major from Penang, Malaysia;
- Robert Eberhardt, a sophomore computing major from Butler;
- Sophia Sarver, a senior history major from Upper St Clair;
- Quiona Glover, a sophomore sport management major from Pittsburgh;
- Claudia Hartmann, a junior athletic training major from Moyock, North Carolina;
- Angela Vickers, a freshman athletic training major from Conneaut Lake;
- Brennan Smith, a junior economics major from Butler;
- Spencer Vinroe, a junior history major from Butler;
- Connor Himich, a junior communication: public relations major from Imperial;
- Joshua Jenkins, a freshman marketing major from Irwin;
- Logan Campbell, a junior communication: public relations major from Freedom;
- Stephen Reu, a junior sport management major from Oakhurst, New Jersey; and
- Mitchell Overdorf, a senior sport management major from Mill Hall
Christopher Kostelnik from Uniontown and Jennifer Gentzel from Wexford, a pair of student affairs in higher education graduate students, will represent graduate students.
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