An East Carolina University junior and three sophomores will lead the university’s Student Government Association for the 2014-2015 school year.
Junior Michael King of Prince George, Virginia; sophomore Jake Srednicki of Mahopac, New York; sophomore Kaitlyn Dutton of Greenville; and sophomore Katie Swanner of Huntersville all said they are excited to get started in their new positions.
As president, King will also serve on the ECU Board of Trustees as an ex-officio member and said he is looking forward to the leadership experience. He will join the Board of Trustees in July.
“I love this university and I love all of the opportunities that East Carolina has given me,” said King. “I figured this is the least I could do to try to give back and this is the best way I could have that opportunity.”
Srednicki, vice president, said he would use his former role with SGA as a foundation for his new role.
“I want students to be more engaged in what’s going on, what decisions are being made at the faculty, staff and Board of Trustees levels and come to SGA with their concerns,” said Srednicki.
Dutton said as treasurer she will work on improving efficiency in the allocation of student funding.
“I want to look at allocating funds to club sports and to Greek life. Because they get (additional) outside funds, they don’t usually get approved for (SGA) funding as often or as quickly as they need it,” said Dutton.
Swanner, secretary, was previously involved with Student Senate and wants to use her role as secretary to increase student involvement.
Collectively, the students said they would strive to complete their campaign goals, which included improving campus safety and implementing a house of representatives within SGA.
All four students are pursuing degrees in the ECU College of Business.