Students’ Government Elections


Kylie McGovern, Editor

The elected officials and their positions via @lasallesga on Instagram 

Elections for the Students’ Government Association (SGA) for the 2021-2022 academic year election were held from 8 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22 until 6 p.m. Voting for the student government was conducted using an online survey, which each student received via email. On each screen of the survey, the voter clicked the photo of the student they wanted to represent for the executive board position. The offices up for election were student body president, student body vice-president, secretary of academic affairs, secretary of business affairs and secretary of public affairs. Isabelle Pope, Emily Dorr, Emily Gaboriault, Junie Mertus, Mia Mattingly and Nikki Aquino all ran for the various positions. Candidates made election campaign videos that @lasallesga posted on their Instagram account. 

The results of the election were announced on Oct. 23. The members elected were Isabelle Pope as student body president, Emily Dorr as student body vice-president, Junie Mertus as secretary of academic affairs, Mia Mattingly as secretary of business affairs and Nikki Aquino as secretary of public affairs. 

President Pope said “It was a good race and I am glad that people took the initiative to run for positions after a difficult year with COVID. I am also really excited to see how a group of strong women in SGA leadership positions is going to impact our year this year! We still need to officially appoint a chief of staff and deputy chief of staff, as well as a director of diversity, equity and inclusion and I’m confident that with a full e-board we will be able to accomplish more this year, now that we are on campus.” Mia Mattingly also said she is “super excited to take on this new role in student government as secretary of business affairs because I feel like in this position I can help take initiative within the association and lead it in a direction for more student engagement all while helping with the financial aspects behind the scenes.” The Students’ Government Association will be holding class senator elections on Oct. 29. 

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