SRSGA Board of Directors
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The SRSGA, Inc. Board of Directors is a unique and rewarding opportunity to meet and serve with student leaders and a broad representation of engaged professionals to make a lasting impact on current and future students of Slippery Rock University. The Board of Directors provides leadership for the advancement of the SRSGA, Inc. The SRSGA, Inc. is responsible for the management of the Student Activity Fee, the SGA Bookstore, and the SRU/SGA Preschool and Child Care Center. The Board of Directors utilizes the knowledge and professional skills of the Directors to serve the best interests of the students.
I am a Junior corporate security major here at Slippery Rock University. As a student at SRU, I joined the Student Government as a Freshman senator and then was the vice president of internal affairs my sophomore year. Currently, I am the President of the SGA which opened up the opportunity for me to apply for the Board of Governors pf the PASSHE system. After being approved by Governor Wolf and confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate, I am an official member of the Board of Governors. Outside of SGA, I am apart of the Honors college, and have had experience eon the Security Studies Club E-board as the parliamentarian.
As president of the SGA, I have the opportunity to serve as the CEO of the SRSGA Inc. Board of Directors. With the role of CEO, I communicate to the Board what Senate has been working on and strives to accomplish throughout the academic year. I also serve on the Human Resources committee within the Board of Directors.
Meet the Directors
Dallas serves as one of two student at large representatives and as the secretary of the board. She is a first year graduate student in the Student Affairs in Higher Education program at SRU from York, PA. She is a 2019 graduate of SRU with a B.S. in Sport Management. Dallas currently works as a Graduate Assistant and Career Coach in the Career Education and Development Office while she is completing her degree.
Dallas has served on the board for 3 years. She was elected as a student at large representative in 2017 and then served as president of the board during the 2018/2019 academic year during her tenure as president and CEO of SRSGA, Inc. She was then elected by the senate to another two year term in May of 2019 as a student representative.
Her decision to join the board comes from her love for the organization and the university. She spent four years on the Slippery Rock Student Government Association and has dedicated most of her college career trying to advance the organization to better serve the needs of students. She enjoys being able to incorporate the student voice and representing the student body during meeting discussions and votes and to apply what she is learning in her classes.
Dr. Heather Fredrick
Dr. Heather Frederick is the APSCUF faculty representative to the SRSGA Board of Directors and serves in a non-voting capacity. She has been at Slippery Rock University since 2004 and teaches in the Department of Political Science and serves as the Prelaw Program Coordinator for the University. Dr. Frederick currently advises the Debate Society, Law Society, and the College Republicans. Previously, Dr. Frederick was involved with SGA as their faculty adviser, served on the cooperative activities board, and advised the SGA elections commission.
Dr. David Wilmes
Dr. David Wilmes currently serves as the Chief Student Affairs Officer at Slippery Rock University. In this role, he provides strategic leadership and oversight for the following areas: Athletics, Campus Recreation, Health Promotion, Multicultural Development, Residence Life, Student Conduct, Student Health Services, Student Support, Students with Disabilities, Student Engagement and Leadership, Veteran's Resource Center, Pride Center, and Women's Center. This position entails direct supervision of direct supervision of 7 faculty and staff members, indirect supervision of 60+ professional staff members and 200+ student staff.
Dr. Wilmes has spent the last 20 years within the field of higher education providing direct services to students, faculty, and staff. He specializes in leadership, program development, and interdisciplinary collaborations. He holds a PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park in Education Policy, a Master of Arts in College student Personnel from Bowling Green State University, and is a proud undergraduate alumnus of the University of Missouri where he majored in Psychology. His dissertation focused on the impact of learning communities on career development outcomes.
I am currently a graduate student in MA, Student Affairs in Higher Education and MBA, Accounting & Finance programs. My undergraduate education was at Slippery Rock University and I was involved in the following roles: V.P. of Finance, SRSGA; Commuter Senator, SRSGA; Founder of Zeta Alpha Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity; CORE Street Team; University Program Board; and internships with the Women's Center & Pride Center and Conference & Event Services. As a graduate student, I have completed internships at the University of Michigan and Kent State University while serving as the Graduate Assistant for Alumni Engagement. My career has driven me to pursue a job in institutional research and assessment, so I have added three research studies and several assessment projects to my experience here at SRU. Lastly, I have been involved in a number of areas in graduate school including: student conduct, President's commission on wellness, Theta Chi Chapter Adviser, National Association
of Student Personnel Administrators, American CollegePersonnel Association,
and Career Education & Development. Most importantly though, I serve on the SRSGA, Inc. Board of Directors as a Student-at-Large.
I first joined SGA as a way to get involved on campus. This organization was transformative for me as an upcoming professional as I learned how to operate a business and lead initiatives. I continue to serve on the SRSGA Board to advocate for students and make decisions for the benefit of students. I firmly believe in a student-centered or student-first approach when it comes to higher education and do my best to advocate for students when voting.