FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2011
Contact: Clemmie Phillips
Student leaders attend American Student Government Association Conference
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women’s Student Government Association President Leander Williams and Vice President Menuka Ban attended the American Student Government Association Conference in Orlando, Fla.
The conference, held earlier this month, focused on training newly elected leaders and their advisors from many colleges and universities from across the region. Some of the skills the students learned included how to set a vision and implement a mission plan for their Student Government Association, how to become more effective leaders, how to learn to identify strengths and weaknesses and to work on better ways to handle issues or problems that may arise.
Williams said, “The information we learned at this conference was put into a simple format and it really made us think about a lot of things. They gave us the tools to commit and properly serve the students as well as this institution and they showed us how students and faculty should connect and that we need to also connect with other SGAs from other colleges and universities.”
“They made us more confident to run this organization on our campus,” added Ban. “We also learned that if we have problems that arise we are able to contact the ASGA and use their resources.”
On Monday, Aug.15, the MUW SGA will host a Chit-Chat Luncheon for freshmen and faculty from noon to1 p.m. in Pope Banquet Room. This event, “Bridging the Gap,” is being held in conjunction with Welcome Week and is free of charge.
Williams said, “We really are looking for students and faculty to get involved and support SGA. We cannot do it without you.”
For more information about MUW’s SGA, contact Williams at email@example.com.