SGA swears in director of PR, supreme court members


Selena Favela

Student Body Vice President, Breck Towner, addresses the senate at the first meeting of the semester.

At the first Student Government meeting of the semester, Bailey Minor, a senior strategic communications major, was sworn in as director of public relations Wednesday night.

Student Body President Paige Hungate spoke in favor of her appointment.

“I’ve known Bailey for probably a year and a half now,” Hungate said. “The best thing about Bailey is that she keeps a level head and really tries to understand all perspectives. That’s really important in student government.”

Sen. Shelby Rowell also spoke in favor of her appointment.

“Right when this position came open, even before it came open, I knew that Bailey would be the perfect person for the job,” said Rowell, a junior double-majoring in International Studies and French. “I don’t think you could find a better person to do it. I trust her completely in this position.”

Nobody spoke in opposition, and the senate approved the appointment unanimously.

“I want to work with all of you,” Minor said when she addressed the Senate. “I want to remain objective in everything that I do, that’s a goal I have for myself.”

Hungate said that she plans to work with Minor to better utilize social media to keep the student body up to date with SGA.

The senate also approved the appointments of Nick Meister and Ian Englebright to fill vacancies in the Student Supreme Court following the graduation of former justices.

“I think that [Meister] would be able to provide a much needed, consistent, and steady voice on the supreme court,” Hungate said. 

Meister said that he always had respect for the checks and balances that the United States Supreme Court provides, and that he was excited to learn that there was a similar body at Wichita State.

Englebright, who is double-majoring in criminal justice and political science, served on the student senate last school year.

“I think that Ian just provides input that other people may not look at,” Hungate said. “He sees things in a different way.“

“He was incredible serving on student government as a senator last year.”

Senators approved both appointments unanimously.

A vote to appoint Kassidy Thompson to the Student Supreme Court was postponed until the Aug. 30th meeting as Thompson was not present on Wednesday. 

“I have a difficult time voting for somebody that I have not met,” Sen. Kathy Bond said. “I’m just not comfortable voting for a sight unseen.”