Student Government Association elections take place on April 5, but you don’t need a crystal ball to know who will hold the position of president when the voting is finished. That’s because sophomore Rachel Lamb is running unopposed for the office.
“SGA is a relatively young group, and many of our members have joined within the last year. Therefore, those of us with previous experience are spread out across the Executive Board and are running for different positions. That is why I would say I am running unopposed,” says Lamb.
This is Lamb’s second year with SGA, and she currently serves as the vice president. Her major is Government, Policy and Law: Pre-Law with a minor in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
As the new SGA President, Lamb wants to build a stronger sense of community within and outside of the organization. She wants to build up membership by reaching out more directly to students.
“In my two years here, I have not witnessed a decline in people wanting to join SGA. We have gained more members this year than in my first year in SGA. Nonetheless, we are a relatively small group, and I would love to see our membership increase even more in the coming years,” says Lamb.
Lamb hopes to increase outreach and bring different departments on campus together by hosting more collaborative events and implementing more student advocacy for PASSHE support.
“It is the responsibility and privilege of SGA to advocate for the student body, and that will always be my focus in every discussion. I will work to make sure that the students are represented at all levels in the University. Overall, I will bring leadership, accountability and integrity to the office,” says Lamb.
After graduation, Lamb plans to either work for the Pennsylvania State Government or a non-profit organization.
SGA elections will take place on GetInvolved.
If you’re interested in becoming a member of the Student Government Association, visit MU SGA Info.