SGA administration inaugurated
Published: Monday, April 30, 2012
Updated: Monday, April 30, 2012 01:04
The end of the semester marks a new beginning for the Student Government Association of West Virginia University.
The new 2012-13 SGA administration was officially sworn into office Sunday. SGA Vice President Jarred Zuccari and SGA President Zach Redding gave inaugural speeches at the event, which was held at the WVU Erickson Alumni center.
"Today we are here to celebrate a victory. Not for ourselves or our party, but for the students of this University," Redding said. "We will step up to the plate and represent the students of this University to our greatest ability.
"We are prepared to cultivate a new student government and a new direction," said Zuccari.
Redding and Zuccari were part of the United Party, who won this year’s SGA elections in a near sweep against the Golden Ticket party, which included former SGA Vice President Rashad Bates.
Amid controversies surrounding the elections and student government, Redding said the new administration would work to improve SGA’s reputation.
"We now have the ability to improve upon the image of SGA and build upon the great successes of President Bailey and the past administration," he said.
The United Party’s goals include "instilling fundamentals back into SGA," increasing social justice, and curbing unacceptable student behavior on campus. Redding said the administration is more than ready to take office.
"I believe I speak for all of us when I say we are eager and ready to take on this daunting task," he said.
The following are members of the 2012-13 board of governors: Bridgette Boyd, Molly Callaghan, Joe Reidy, Christian Guy, Devon Lopez, Abdul Aziz Alshammari, Zac Eichelberger, Andrea Mucino, Jason Cohen, Kylie Sphar, Kartik Motwani, Harrison Wellford, Morgan Riddle, Dillan Knox, and Ryan Campione.
Campione is the only candidate from the Golden Ticket party to be elected.
Students elected to the SGA athletic council include Stephanie Rosnick and Zack Lusher.
Redding is a junior political science student from Hanover, Pa.
He was previously a SGA board of governors member, and, as a governor, he played a key role in the creation of Sustainability Awareness Week.
Zuccari is a junior multidisciplinary studies student from Fairfax, Virginia, who had previously served on the SGA athletic council.
On the athletic council, he worked to have beer sales in the football stadium and joined efforts to gain more funding for club sports.
He is also the brother of former SGA President Jason Zuccari.