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SGA President to Present State of the Student Address April 22

April 17, 2019

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MACOMB, IL -- Western Illinois University Student Government Association (SGA) President Grant Reed will present a State of the Student Address, "The Time is Today," at 3 p.m. Monday, April 22 in the University Union Heritage Room.

Other speakers include SGA Vice President Madison Lynn, Speaker of the Senate Aaron Steele and WIU Student Trustee Justin Brown. According to Reed, the purpose of the State of the Student Address to provide a voice to the student body and discuss the issues affecting the student body and the University in general. The address is open to the public.

"Our theme for the 2019 State of the Student Address is 'The Time is Today.' This year marks the 100th anniversary of student governance at Western Illinois University, signifying an important milestone for student representation and voice at WIU," Reed noted. "As evident by the events of the past few years, it is undeniable that our University is at a crossroads. With declining enrollment and morale, now moreso than ever before, it is imperative for us all to take part in the dramatic positive and productive change that WIU needs. As we prepare to enter a new decade in the coming year, WIU must wholeheartedly embrace the unknown, adapt to the shifting demands of higher education, and become more dynamic and innovative in all that we do."

For those who cannot attend, the 2019 State of the Student Address will be streamed live on the University Facebook page.

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