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New SGA president prepares for year ahead

Newly-elected Lamar University Student Government Association president Sabrina Lewis is looking forward to the 2014-2015 academic year.

“My vision is to unite the campus and enhance student life and communication between students and faculty, staff and administrators,” Lewis said.

Sabrina LewisLewis, a senior pursuing a double-major in political science and sociology, was elected president by the student body in spring 2014.

“It felt really good and a little scary,” Lewis said. “You’re never really ready for it, but I kind of just jumped into it.”

Lewis is no stranger to student government, having previously served as SGA vice president for the 2013-2014 academic year. She has also served as the sophomore class senator and a student supreme court justice.

“I was previously vice president, but now I’m seeing SGA from a completely different light,” Lewis said. “I’ve attended SGA meetings with the previous president, and he tells students, ‘Now you have to ask her.’ It’s a little exciting.”

Lewis is also the vice chair for the Texas Board of Regents Student Advisory Board. She was appointed through a vote from all university presidents and vice presidents of the Texas State University System.

“My responsibility is similar to what the vice president’s responsibility is in SGA; helping maintain order in our meetings for all eight universities in our system,” Lewis said.

Students interested in becoming involved with SGA can attend SGA general meetings every other Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Setzer Student Center ballroom. Students can also sit in on the SGA house and senate meetings on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in Setzer Student Center rooms 210 and 206.

“I think the key is in rallying the students together and continuing traditions,” Lewis said. “When I say continuing traditions, I mean getting the students to participate in traditions and getting constant interactions. Any time there’s an open forum or a homecoming meeting, I do my best to contact all the students through Orgsync or on Twitter. It’s about being consistent with ensuring that the student voice is there, rather than my own personal voice or any one of my officers.”

For more information, contact Sabrina Lewis at (409) 880-8891 or visit her office, 211A in the Setzer Student Center.