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SGA elects new officers for 2019-20 academic year

Morehead State University’s Student Government Association (SGA) recently elected new officers for the 2019-20 academic year to continue the organization’s mission of improving the lives on campus of both current and future students. 

SGA officers

The students below were elected to SGA offices: 

President: Colby Birkes 

Colby Birkes is a political science and legal studies major from Winchester. He is a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, and International Scholar Award recipient and served as the SGA executive vice president for 2018-19. Birkes will be serving on the MSU Board of Regents as the student regent for the upcoming year. 

Executive Vice President: Waco Denham Bays IV 

Waco Denham Bays IV is a biomedical science major from Pikeville. He is a member of College Republicans, CAB Crew, served as an SGA senator for two years and currently serves as an orientation leader for Student Orientation Advising and Retention (SOAR) programs. Bays is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, where he has served as the recruitment chair, member educator and ritual chair. 

Vice President of Administration: Emily Wiley 

Emily Wiley is a double major in agriculture and political science from London. She is a resident advisor (RA), Student Alumni Ambassador, served as an SGA senator, as well as chief of staff this past year. She is a member of Delta Zeta Sorority, where she serves as the risk management chair. 

Vice President of Finance: Santana Spradlin 

Santana Spradlin is a neuroscience major from Martin. She is a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and was an SGA senator for 2017-18 and served as the vice president of finance for 2018-19. 

Vice President of Public Relations: Emma Li Mathews 

Emma Li Mathews is a biomedical science major from Morehead. She is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and has served on SGA for two years as a senator. 

Vice President of Campus Involvement: Connor Tilford 

Connor Tilford is a business management major from Paducah. He is an orientation leader for SOAR programs and a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, where he serves as the secretary and ritual guide. 

To learn more about SGA, call 606-783-2071, email or visit

Photo: Morehead State University’s Student Government Association (SGA) recently elected new officers for the 2019-20 academic year. 

Front row: Emily Wiley, vice president of administration; Emma Li Mathews, vice president of public relations; and Santana Spradlin, vice president of finance.

Back row: Connor Tilford, vice president of campus involvement; Waco Denham Bays IV, executive vice president; and Colby Birkes, president.