By Jaci Schneider, Staff Writer
The Students’ Association executive officers appointed Sarah Woodroof as executive secretary Monday.
Woodroof, sophomore history major from Brentwood, Tenn., will be an asset to SA and the student body, said Melanie Booker, executive vice president.
“The secretary is the face of SA,” Booker said, “and Sarah was what we were looking for.”
Woodroof’s responsibilities will include typical office functions-such as answering the phone, making copies and directing students to the correct offices, Booker said. She also will be responsible for keeping minutes at SA’s weekly Congress meeting and making agendas. She will help plan events such as the SA Fall Retreat, changing of the guard and homecoming reunions, Booker said.
“The secretary does an amazing amount of work,” she said.
However, Woodroof said she is undaunted by the amount of work in her future. She said the job will become her central focus, and she will back off other activities.
“I’ll be working with my friends; it’s going to be lots of fun,” Woodroof said.
Three students applied for the secretary position, Booker said. The applicants filled out an application, created and presented a creative interpretation of themselves and interviewed for about 45 minutes with the newly elected executive officers Monday.
“All three applications were very qualified,” Booker said. “They all did a wonderful job. Sarah had a wonderful interview, and she has an amazing work ethic.”
She said Woodroof fulfilled the qualities that the officers were looking for in a secretary: someone positive, encouraging, responsible and optimistic.
“I’m very honored that I got this position,” Woodroof said. “I really wanted this job.”
The first meeting of the 83rd Student Congress likely will be called for April 28, Woodroof said.
Congress will not be filled until elections for academic and residence hallr epresentatives and freshman class senators in the fall.