SGA drafting new constitution after an election left the presidency vacant

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  • Note: This photo was taken in February 2020, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ashton Christianson

STATESBORO — The Student Government Association will draft a new constitution after an election between the two executive vice presidents left the organization with no president.

“In the last couple of weeks with this presidential situation, our constitution has not really said much about what to do with this,” Kahria Hadley, EVP for Statesboro, said. “It has been really frustrating for all of us obviously for both Armstrong and Statesboro campuses.”

After Juwan Smith resigned, Hadley and Armstrong EVP Spencer DeMink were the candidates to replace him. However, the SGA senate vote failed to produce a majority, resulting in no new president getting elected.

Although Hadley and DeMink share presidential duties while retaining their EVP titles, there is no single president to sign new SGA legislation.

“A lot of senators, both on the Armstrong and Statesboro campus, were a little confused and upset that there wasn’t really a resolution,” Hadley said.

In this new constitution, all three campuses will be included. Hadley said that they will be using models from other consolidated universities like Georgia State and Kennesaw.

Ashton Christianson, The George-Anne News Reporter,

Blakeley Bartee contributed to this report.