Hecox takes office, Mullen as Vice President

SGA makes history with female president and vice president

By Rosanna Aguilera
On November 30, 2017

Photo by Brit Raley
Emily Hecox, senior, and Shayna Mullen, junior, swear into their new positions as president and vice president of the SGA. This is the first time the president and vice president have been females simultaneously.

The Student Government Association swore in their first ever female president and vice president duo in office in their meeting on Nov. 20 and are working towards many goals for the coming semester.

New senior student body President Emily Hecox will be running SGA alongside her new vice president, junior Shayna Mullen

"I am extremely excited for this opportunity," Hecox said. "I never thought I would be student body president."

Hecox said Mullen is very driven and capable.

"We are both excited to take on these new leadership roles and the learning opportunities they will bring," Hecox said. "Ultimately, we are here to create a better Angelo State."

Hecox said they have several projects in the works- such as working on an Environmental Sustainability Fund that they will campaign for in the spring and vote on in April.

They also have Greek Life Living Learning Communities coming online in fall of 2018.

"Decreased cost of parking at a distance will take effect in the fall as well," Hecox said. "We are also hoping to expand the filtered water options to other areas on campus as they have been successful in the Massies."

Hecox said they are also look to expanding their Ram Family Student Endowment initiative and award this scholarship in the spring at the 2018 Rammys.

"While these are a few goals/projects we have in mind, we are always looking for ways to make ASU better," Hecox said. "If you have an idea, feel free to contact us."

The new senate also voted on new committee chairs; President Pro Tempore- Sophomore Brayden Woods, Student Services Committee Chair- Conner Brennan, Ram Family, Scholarship Committee Chair- Freshman Geovanny Vega and Special Events Committee Chair- Freshman Haley McGregor.

Hecox said she thought the meeting went well and there will be some adjustments in the coming weeks as the new leaders assume their new titles with training and such.

"I am very excited and optimistic about the coming semester," Hecox said. "We are setup to do some great things for ASU."

Former president Tristan Fielder had some thoughts about how this semester went in the position he served.

"My final thoughts on being the SGA president for this semester are of gratitude to the students of Angelo State University for allowing me to serve them in this capacity and of pride for all that we’ve accomplished in just one semester," Fielder said.

This semester, SGA Made scantrons free again, offered recycling options at Rambunctious Week and Ram Jams, put on the first annual 9/11 memorial events with YAF and the Vet Center, Installed a sign along the mall detailing ASU Running Trails designed by members of SGA and much more.

"With the help of my amazing executive team we were able to rally SGA together and get some major things done," Fielder said.

Fielder said he is looking forward to watching SGA do great things next semester under Hecox and Mullen.

"We were blessed with a great leadership team this year," Fielder said. "I hope that future sessions of SGA are equally blessed."

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