For the past two years, I have had the tremendous honor to serve as Student Body President of WKU, leading the Student Government Association and representing all WKU students on the Board of Regents. That comes to an end on May 2, when my successor, Andi Dahmer, takes the oath of office.
As I reflect on the incredible experiences I have had as president, I can’t help but think of the accomplishments we’ve achieved, accomplishments that would not have been possible without countless students, faculty and staff with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working.
In an era of rising tuition costs, fighting for college affordability has been a personal priority of mine as well as the organization itself. For two years, we’ve taken unprecedented steps to rally for higher education at the Kentucky Capitol and lobby the General Assembly to reduce cuts to universities, working with university officials to successfully press lawmakers to stave off a 9 percent cut in the latest round of budget talks. And as chair of the Board of Student Body Presidents of Kentucky, I’ve worked to organize students across the state to advocate for higher education.