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For Immediate Release
May 17, 2013

New Student Government Leaders to be Inaugurated at IPFW

Key Info

  • New officers elected to Indiana Purdue Student Government Association (IPSGA)
  • Inauguration ceremony, Monday, May 20, 11 a.m.
  • Cole Commons, IPFW Student Housing
  • Ceremony is free and open to the public
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ORT WAYNE, Ind.—The newly elected executive officers of the Indiana–Purdue Student Government Association (IPSGA) at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will be inaugurated Monday, May 20, at 11 a.m. in Cole Commons, located in the Student Housing Complex.

The 2013–14 IPSGA officers are:

  • President: Brad Crowe. Crowe is currently a sophomore who plans to pursue a double major in accounting and economics. He is a BIG Event student leader, orientation assistant, and an Ambassadon.
  • Vice President of Legislation: Donald Archey. Archey is a non-traditional student who transferred to IPFW from Ivy Tech Community College Northeast. He is a strong supporter for equal rights for women, minorities, and the LGBT community. Archey is a longtime advocate for all students to receive a higher education.
  • Vice President of Finance: Misti Meehan. Meehan served eight years in the Indiana Army National Guard and has a bachelor’s degree in public affairs. She is pursuing an additional degree in political science with a philosophy minor. Meehan has a passion for helping students and will continue to use her voice to make sure students are heard.
  • Vice President of Student Programming: Audrey Donat. Donat is pursuing a degree in media and public communication with a minor in media production. She has two years of experience in student programming with IPSGA, as well as programming several local radio stations. Donat is involved with a number of on-campus organizations and activities, including Honors Society, Circle K, the BIG Event, and Athletics.

“IPSGA is a fundamental part of our university,” said Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management George S. McClellan. “With an annual budget of just over a million dollars, IPSGA is responsible for funding or helping to fund programs that range from the two hours-per week-per subject tutoring in the Center for Academic Support and Advancement (CASA), to the annual Legislative Luncheon and IPFW Day at the Statehouse, to Homecoming and Spring Fling, the Pep Band, The Communicator, various Health and Wellness programs, Intramurals, the Ambassadons, and many more. It gives me great pleasure to congratulate these newly elected officers and to thank them in advance for their service.”

IPSGA consists of the Executive Branch, Student Senate, Student Activities Board, Election Board, and Judicial Court. The collective goal of all areas of the association is “… make college life successful, fun, and worthwhile for all members of the IPFW student body.” Their purpose is to:

  • Improve the student body's academic, cultural, mental, physical, and social welfare
  • Safeguard the academic and individual freedoms of the members of the IPFW student body
  • Formulate policies governing the activities and welfare of the members of the IPFW student body
  • Advise the administration and faculty on the student viewpoint concerning matters of student interest
  • Seek and support legislation pertinent to the best interests of the IPFW student body

For more information about IPSGA, contact Kasey Price, director of special projects-student activities, at 260-481-6485 or pricek@ipfw.edu.

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