SBU student leaders chosen for 2014-15 year

SBU student leadership for 2014-15 (from l to r): Valerie Waddell, Kaisi Sandy, Julie McGlaughlin, Nik Fischer, Chelsea Hilbert, Ashley Pyeatt, Kaylee Dye, Caleb Olson

SBU student leadership for 2014-15 (from l to r): Valerie Waddell, Kaisi Sandy, Julie McGlaughlin, Nik Fischer, Chelsea Hilbert, Ashley Pyeatt, Kaylee Dye, Caleb Olson

Eight Southwest Baptist University students have been elected by the student body to positions of student leadership for the 2014-15 academic year.

Four students will lead the SBU Student Association, which is a dedicated team of student leaders who strive to improve the lives of students at SBU through the empowerment of clubs and organizations and by acting on behalf of the student body.

The new Student Association (SA) leadership is:

  • Julie McGlaughlin, a junior web systems and design major from East Moline, Ill., will serve as the next Student Body President. She is the daughter of James and Rhonda McGlaughlin.
  • Kaylee Dye, a freshman commercial art major with a concentration in graphic design from Blue Springs, Mo., is the SA vice president. She is the daughter of Rod and Mindy Dye.
  • Valerie Waddell, a junior exercise science major from Olathe, Kan., is the clubs/organizations chair. She is the daughter of Mike and Janie Waddell.
  • Nik Fischer, a senior philosophy and Biblical studies major from Maryland Heights, Mo., is the campus improvement chair. He is the son of Terry and Priscilla Fischer.

Another four students will lead the University Activities Council, which works to plan campus activities and events.

The new University Activities Council (UAC) leadership is:

  • Chelsea Hilbert, a sophomore intercultural studies major from Owasso, Okla., is the chair of the major events committee. She is the daughter of Bryan and Jenna Hilbert.
  • Caleb Olson, a junior social science education major from Chariton, Iowa, is the chair of the campus activities committee. He is the son of Paul and Denise Olson.
  • Ashley Pyeatt, a senior commercial art major with a concentration in graphic design from Springfield, Mo., is the chair of the integration of faith and culture committee. She is the daughter of Pete and Pam Pyeatt.
  • Kaisi Sandy, a junior commercial art major with a concentration in graphic design from Country Club, Mo., is the chair of the publicity committee. She is the daughter of David and Kristi Sandy.

“These student leaders play an important role by providing opportunities for students to be involved and connected on campus,” said Nathan Penland, director of student activities. “I am excited about each student leader and the skills each is bringing to their position.”

For more information about student activities, please contact Penland at (417) 328-1828 or npenland@SBUniv.edu.

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