SG president officially announces new vice president

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Danae Leake

And the new vice president is…

The announcement of the departure of Student Government Vice President Anthony Stevens echoed within the walls of the largely empty Senate Chamber at 10 a.m. on Jan. 9. President Joseph Turner read the statement from the podium while Stevens stood quietly beside him.

Turner said he was sad to see Stevens’ departure and mentioned how Stevens was an exemplary vice president. He thanked Stevens for his hard work and dedication towards SG.

“This is my last semester before I graduate and I know I didn’t have the time commitment for [my position],” Stevens said. “It wasn’t the right thing for the organization if I stayed on.”

Despite his future absence in SG, Stevens said SG is on the right track to put together what he envisions for the student body. Stevens said he wanted to try to improve school spirit such as putting together plans to renovate UNF’s Boathouse. According to Turner, Stevens also helped design the UNF flag.

Shortly after his statement concerning the resignation, Turner announced the next vice president: Director of Analytics and Research Christopher Brady.

Turner said he felt Brady is the most qualified for the job. “Chris has a great rapport within SG and on campus,” Turner said. “He is hardworking and dedicated to enhancing the student experience.”

Brady, who was not present due to class, started his SG career as SG’s Budget and Allocations Chairman in Spring 2012 and served as Senate President for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Gallery photos by Morgan Purvis

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*1/9/2015 at 7:34 p.m. – Updated with video of the press conference.

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