Freshman Joseph Kellogg has been named the Student Governor for the 2016-2017 term.
Kellogg will be serving as a mediator between Western’s Board of Governors and the study body, and an ex-officio to the Student Government Association.
Majoring in both Economics and Political Science, Kellogg is active in Western’s honors program, the Mo Eta chapter of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and seasoned actor in Western Playhouse.
Kellogg intends to help the university flourish through open communication and improving on-campus student engagement.
“I really care about the school and growing up in the community, I have been really involved. Once I decided I wanted to go to school here, I knew that I wanted to be involved with decision making and bettering the university for the future, and once I leave, hopefully I can leave it better than it was when I got here,” Kellogg said.
Despite not having extensive experience within SGA, Kellogg is hopeful the connections he has made will give him a head start in building a strong professional relationship with the student body.
“I’ve talked to some (SGA) senators, and the newly elected President and Vice President, Connor and Alec I know pretty well, so that should be a good working relationship,” Kellogg said.