By Tomi Simmons
The elections for the Student Government Association are April 6-21.
Kylecia Taylor is running for President with Cori Alexander as her Chief of Staff. Taylor is currently a representative of SGA for the community service organization Gamma Beta Phi. She is a resident assistant on campus as well.
“I was thinking about running for it the summer before coming into this school year,” Taylor said, “I wanted to be part of the change on campus.”
Cori Alexander is currently an executive member of SGA as a historian.
“It was a small way to get involved. Now I want to make a bigger impact and bring our campus more together. I want it to be more inclusive,” Alexander said about why she joined SGA.
The main goals the administration have focus on more support on campus. They want to increase mental health support on campus and reduce the stigma around asking for help.
“I want other people off campus to come and host seminars about mental health too,” Taylor said.
Another goal includes support for sexual assault victims and reducing the number of times it happens on campus. They plan to implement safety lights on campus and to educate more people about how to help others who have been affected by sexual assault.
Overall, both current SGA members want renovations around campus. They want to replace the showerheads in dorms, clean up underneath the cafeteria, and replace exercise equipment.
A specific initiative Alexander has in mind is tree planting. This month before quarantine she got donors to donate money and trees for planting around the community. However, because of the pandemic, this was put on hold.
“I promise the tree planting will happen next year,” Alexander assured.
The main thing that Taylor and Alexander made known about their goals for their administration if elected is the theme of inclusion.
“We are here for the students. There is no exclusion when it comes to SGA,” Taylor said.
Current students can vote for the new SGA President and other positions April 6-21. Check your student email for information.