History making SGA brings fresh perspective to campus

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NORMAL, Ill.—This semester ISU welcomed the first all female executive ticket elected to the Student Government Association.

Student Body President Samiat Solebo said the response from campus has been positive.

“Being the first female ticket, we’ve had so much positivity from other students, and faculty and staff. Just letting us know that they support us, that they’re here for us. That was something that was so encouraging,” Solebo said.

They hope their win will encourage more female and minority students to participate in the student government. Chief of Staff Hannah Woody is excited about the fresh perspective they bring to campus.

“Typically in the past these roles have been dominated by males, and so we’re switching up on them and I think it will encourage students to run,” Woody said.

Vice President Jada Turner hope she can encourage students to be more active in achieving their goals.

“You can do anything that you set your mind to. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do anything. Even though your scared still take on those roles. You’ll never know what you’ll like until you try it,” Turner Said.

They will be working on several projects for the SGA this year including a mental health campaign and working on a new constitution.

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