University of Wisconsin-Richland students recently elected Student Senate officers who will represent the student body and provide leadership during the coming year. A referendum to determine whether UW-Richland students wanted to continue affiliation with United Council of UW Students passed.
Sarah Schultz, an adult student from Richland Center, was elected president.
Beth Govier, from Prairie du Chien, was elected vice president. Josh Joseph, from Viola, will serve as treasurer and Elizabeth Deitelhoff, from Cazenovia, will serve as secretary.
Schultz said, “My parents, 4-H and now my college advisor have encouraged me in leadership roles. Their aid is why I am in this position. I look forward to contributing to the student body, the campus community, and the Richland community.”
A member of UW-Richland’s Phi Theta Kappa honor society, Schultz has been active in UWRichland Theatre. This past year, she served as the student member of Appointments Committee, the committee that interviews and makes recommendations to the dean with regard to new faculty and staff who are being hired. A highlight for her last fall, while participating in the annual freshman-versussophomore fun fest Burlap Olympics, was her position on top of the freshman human pyramid.
The four newly elected officers will meet over the summer to attend to student government business and to plan early fall activities.
Student Senate is the governmental body representing students on campus. Student representatives are full voting members on the faculty/staff/student committees that govern the campus. An additional 12 representatives, including both freshmen and sophomores, will be chosen for Student Senate in elections to be held next fall. In addition to governance work, Student Senate sets the social calendar, plans and organizes an array of activities. Incoming freshmen and others interested in learning more about Student Senate can contact advisor Lisa Behling by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by calling (608) 647-6186, Extension 239.