By Jen Maldonado
Westminster Choir College (WCC) held its Student Government Association (SGA) elections Thursday, in which junior voice performance major Elizabeth Fildes won the position of SGA president.
The rest of the new executive board positions include junior Michael Zubert as vice president, sophomore Yoanna Akis as treasurer and sophomore Moira Gannon as secretary.
One aspect Fildes openly expresses is her appreciation for Westminster and how this pride for her school fueled her desire to be elected SGA president.
“Westminster is an extraordinary place,” she said. “As president, I want to empower students to be active in the changes they want to see and to lead our students in bettering our community.”
WCC students were able to vote either in person at the Thayer Lounge from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., or electronically through an email sent to the entire student body.
The results will be officially announced tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the SGA Banquet at the campus playhouse.
Fildes has been heavily involved with SGA during her years at WCC and feels that as a senior next year, she will be able to successfully take on the duties that come with being president.
“I have held several leaderships on and off campus and have always fully devoted my time and energy to my responsibilities,” she said. “Because I have completed most of my coursework, this is a job I have time and energy to do.”
Some of Fildes goals as SGA president include creating scholarship opportunities for returning students and working more closely with the freshman, sophomore and junior class governments to begin fundraising earlier. Fildes ultimately hopes to strengthen the student body throughout her term as president.
“Fostering the leadership and ideas of the students is key to the thriving lineage of leaders to come in the following years,” she said.