Chaffee new president; Shaffer vice?

The unof­fi­cial win­ners of the race for Pres­i­dent and Vice-President of the SGA are Cody Chaf­fee and Tim Shaf­fer, win­ning by only 4 votes over their competition.The Stu­dent Gov­ern­ment Asso­ci­a­tion or SGA recently held their elec­tions for the offices of Pres­i­dent, Vice-President and a few Sen­a­to­r­ial seats for the upcom­ing ses­sion.  These new elected offi­cials were cho­sen by stu­dents in elec­tions held April 15 and 16 in the Yel­low­jacket Union.  This is a stu­dent orga­ni­za­tion made up of those cho­sen by the stu­dent pop­u­la­tion and shows the power UWS has in pick­ing their lead­er­ship for upcom­ing semesters.

Addi­tion­ally, SGA Sen­a­tors were also elected per their depart­ments of spe­cial­iza­tion so stu­dents allo­cated to dif­fer­ent majors such as com­mu­ni­cat­ing arts, nat­ural sci­ences or busi­ness chose the sen­a­tors that would rep­re­sent their “dis­trict” in future SGA related activ­i­ties. This allows for those sen­a­tors to be focused on campus-wise but also more focused issues related to their depart­ment so each group rep­re­sented isn’t left out of the process.

Vic­tors from each depart­ment were unof­fi­cial. The offi­cial list­ings will be con­firmed by the Inter­nal and Exter­nal affairs Com­mit­tee made up of cur­rent SGA mem­bers. This means that the sen­a­tors elected will have some time to take in their vic­to­ries and also have time to pre­pare for their even­tual role in SGA.  The offi­cial turn over time for each of the offices elected is May 1, and on that day each newly elected SGA mem­ber will take on their offi­cial duties as elected offi­cials rep­re­sent­ing the stu­dent body.

Cur­rently the SGA is focus­ing its ener­gies into devel­op­ing issues such as diver­sity as well bud­getary issues per semes­ter.  As of their most recent meet­ing the items brought up were the imple­men­ta­tion of a diver­sity liai­son to pro­mote that key value that UWS is try­ing to pro­mote as well as other issues related to the first year expe­ri­ence process for new stu­dents here on cam­pus.  Addi­tion­ally SGA works in coor­di­na­tion with the SUFAC com­mit­tee to help make deci­sions related to that orga­ni­za­tion and help push for­ward new ideas such as the beer lounge and other sim­i­lar ideas.

The SGA office is located in the Yel­low­jacket Union  in room 156. Their meet­ings take place Mon­days at 8. They are both acces­si­ble through their email at or via phone at 715–394-8432. The UWS Stinger will post the offi­cial results of these SGA elec­tions online at

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