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Una Elects New Student Government Association President

Mar. 19, 2012

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, Ala. - William Evan Riley, a University of North Alabama junior majoring in public relations, was selected March 14 as the incoming 2012-2013 Student Government Association president. Riley, who faced off against fellow presidential candidate William Nash, received 66 percent of votes. Riley, who currently acts as the vice president of the University Program Council, focused on three main points in his presidential platform, which are conservation, coordination and communication. In the past, Riley has also served as a member of Freshman Forum's social service committee, UPC Live Acts Delegate and UPC Public Relations Chairman. Riley plans to make the SGA more transparent and accessible to the student body by releasing biweekly videos and maintaining social media forums to keep students connected to campus government. He also wants to make himself and the SGA physically available to the student body so they can establish closer connections with the organization. Riley said he is extremely blessed and honored to take over the position of president of SGA next year and plans to be an advocate for students. To learn more about Riley's ideas for next year, watch his video at http://bit.ly/FOavPd. Other executive members of the SGA who were selected for next year include Vice President of Senate Elect Jordan Brasher, Vice President of University Program Council Elect Jori Chatman, SGA Senate Secretary Elect Robby Thompson, and SGA Treasurer Elect Laura Giles. For more information, contact the Office of Student Engagement at 256-765-4248.