TROY students prepare to vote for new SGA president

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — With the upcoming Student Government Association (SGA) election coming up, many students are trying to decide who to elect as president.

Students may not know what the role of the SGA president actually is. According to current SGA President Ava Carnazza, the president serves as the face of Troy University’s student body.

“If I don’t have class, I’m in the SGA office,” Carnazza said. “My office hours are from 10 to 2 on Mondays and Wednesdays and that’s when I get everything done with SGA. Also, I just am in the SGA office, welcoming students in to hear their comments and concerns about the university and how we can better Troy University.”

The president is also responsible for attending several different meetings, and serving on committees within the SGA.

“There’s a bunch of different meetings I have to attend, it just kind of depends on what organization or what time of the year it is,” Carnazza explained. “For example, as the SGA president, you will have to sit on different committees just as a member. So, for homecoming week I was just on the homecoming committee.”

Elections for the SGA Executive Board will be held Wednesday March 1. Carnazza suggested voting for the candidate students believe will best promote community and the betterment of the university.

“I think a SGA president at Troy University needs to be charismatic. They need to be open to hearing people’s different perspectives and understanding where people are coming from. We also have to have the best interest of the students at all times. That’s our main goal as SGA president is to always be looking out for the students, but also, what do they want to see changed on Troy University’s campus. You’re really just a facilitator for them.”

A link to vote will be sent to student’s TROY emails. That link will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Election results are expected to be announced Wednesday evening.