by Christopher McDonald
STT- On Saturday, Sept., 21 the Student Government Association (SGA) on STT campus swore in 22 elected officials.
Students represent the following positions: Board of Trustees, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Public Relations Officer, and Senators for the four class divisions, Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.
SGA is recognized as the official representative of the university student body and is concerned with improving the quality of student life at UVI. SGA also assists students by providing opportunities to develop individual talents and leadership skills.
SGA has seven Standing Committees which are Queens Committee, Sports Committee, Social and Cultural Committee, Grievance Committee, Elections Committee, Black Heritage Committee, and the Publications Committee.
Each of the committees is essential in Student leadership.
This event formally installed all newly elected and appointed Student Government Association members and recognized their roles and duties as the governing body of the 2019-2020 academic year. The Keynote Speaker for the event was Senator Janelle K. Sarauw.
The programs also consisted of the following guests: President David Hall, Dean V. Rivers, Leon Lafond, Sen. Myron Jackson, and Reverend Dr. Gerald McDonald.
“UVI students are some of the most intelligent, creative, and innovative people in the world.”- Christopher McDonald
During the Installation Ceremony, Christopher McDonald newly- elected SGA-STT president said, “It is a great honor to be standing before for you to represent my school.
He added, “To give you an idea, UVI students are some of the most intelligent, creative, and innovative [people].
McDonald asserts, “We are given endless opportunities to represent our university and participate in various programs.”
Torhera Duhand (SGA Vice President) said, “Leadership isn’t always about knowing what you can change.” She added, “It’s about wanting to change something and being brave enough to at least try.”