Student Government Association voted five students into the President’s Cabinet last Wednesday.
Colton Powell, junior finance major from Nashville, Tennessee, was voted in as Executive Treasurer, and will handle finances for SGA and allocate funds to the 88 student organizations.
“Student organizations are the backbone of this university, and we’re just the ones that get to oversee that and encourage student involvement,” Powell said.
This semester, SGA voted to split Chief Communications officer into Press Secretary and Marketing Director.
Mikaela Clinton, junior advertising and public relations major from San Antonio, was voted in as Press Secretary.
Additionally, Lauren Wasson, junior political science major from Denton was voted in by congress as the new Chief of Staff.
Kevin Shurtz, senior computer science and political science major from Southlake, was appointed to be the Chief Financial Officer, working closely with Powell regarding budget allocation. Shurtz explained three major goals as CFO in the coming years including refining the organizational processes, updating the software and creating more venues for congress members to contact their constituents.
“Something that makes this team very special is that everyone is very passionate about what they’re doing,” Clinton said. “Each person on this team has a very specific set of skills that is unique to them, and they are very passionate and excited about doing it that it will make our team very dynamic.”
Powell also stressed the importance of group goals within the executive office.
“It’s really easy to let your individual goals get in the way, you want to be the best SGA possible,” Powell said. “It’s better when that’s the result and not the goal. Our goal is to serve the student body and empower the student body and leave ACU in a better place than we found it. I think that’s really important for others to know and for us to keep in mind.”