-- Walt Cain, a junior from Madison, pledged to make the interests
of the student body his top priority following his election Tuesday
as president of The University of Southern Mississippi Student Government
Cain, an international
studies major, learned he was the winner of the office Tuesday evening
after results of the campus-wide election were announced by current
SGA Election Commissioner Alex Thames.
and humbled," Cain said of his victory. "I'm excited about
the future and what we can do to serve the students."
assistant dean of students at Southern Miss, said turnout for the
election was good and that the university consistently ranks in
the top 15 percent of universities across the country in terms of
student participation in campus elections.
More than 1,800
students cast their ballots Tuesday.
an excellent percentage of students who come out to vote,"
In other elections
results, Allison Gouaux, a junior communication major from Lockport,
La., was elected SGA attorney general; Chad Cornett, a senior economics
major from Brandon, was unopposed for the position of treasurer,
as was Tansy Hall, a junior economics, finance and international
business major from Blue Mountain, who will be the new election
a sophomore biological sciences major from Pascagoula and Jonathon
Krebs, a sophomore economics, finance and international business
major from Hattiesburg, will meet in a runoff election Thursday,
Feb. 19 for the office of SGA vice president.