SGA Vice President Macy Thompson announced she will be stepping down from her position next semester at the beginning of Monday’s biweekly meeting.
Thompson — who was recently accepted into the Belmont West program in Los Angeles — will be pursuing her studies in California for the spring semester.
The decision was last minute and very unexpected, Thompson said.
“I obviously did not know going into elections that this would happen. It was on a whim,” Thompson said. “It broke my heart that I didn’t know this before elections.”
SGA Adviser Jessica Dykes said she was proud of how Thompson has served SGA and how she has grown as a vice president.
“I’ve had the privilege of working with Macy for the past year-and-a-half now as vice president, and I’m really proud of the hard work she’s put in — the countless hours she’s served for SGA — and I’m just really proud of the ways she has grown,” Dykes said.
Though leaving her position at the end of fall semester will be bittersweet, Thompson — who also served as vice president during the 2016-2017 school year — said she is excited for the new opportunity.
“This will be the experience of a lifetime. It’s going to benefit my career, and it’s going to benefit me in the long run,” said Thompson.
At the semester switch, current Director of Policy Review Frederica Solomon will step into the vice president position for Thompson.
Mia Delamar, chair of the Policy Review Committee — which was officially renamed the Ethics Board during Monday’s meeting — will be taking over for Solomon.
Thompson is confident in the congress members who are stepping up to fill her place and take on new responsibilities for SGA.
“It’s going to be a good transition, and honestly the people that are coming up deserve it,” Thompson said. “They’ve worked really hard.”
This article written by Caroline Cathey.