Student task force to write manual for homecoming queen selection process

A student task force will develop a new manual for the homecoming queen selection process after the election cycle.

In an email to the student body in October 2021, Vice President for Student Life Myron Pope supported an overhaul of the election rules for the reunion because the election manual was “not written with the Queen in mind. reunion”. He called for the creation of a diverse student task force to draft clear rules for future return elections.

The working group will develop a proposal and present it to Pope by the end of the spring semester. Pope will review and finalize the proposal for application in the 2022 election.

“Thank you to our Elections Commission for your service in the past and to our students who helped identify the challenges associated with using the Elections Commission Handbook for Homecoming Queen Selection,” Pope wrote in an email. e-mail to the student body. “I am grateful to serve such an energetic student body and look forward to seeing the clarity that will come from your efforts.”

Meet the working group

The reunion queen selection process task force is made up of 10 students. Amy Traylor, director of the Bachelor of Social Work program, will serve as advisor, along with Angel Narvaez-Lugo, advisor for the Student Government Association.

The 10 student members are John Richardson, Jaylin Goodwin, Trinity Hunter, Demarcus Joiner, Jordan Jones, Ari Kellum, Kameron Klass, Colby Lewis, Arman Sheffield and Caleb Thome.

The committee is chaired by John Richardson, a sophomore and winner of last year’s Outstanding Freshman award. Richardson is also a senator from the College of Arts and Sciences.

“The Task Force is filled with proven campus leaders who have shown hard work and great character during their time here in Tuscaloosa,” Richardson wrote. “Although we haven’t had the opportunity to meet as a group yet, we look forward to meeting throughout the spring semester to achieve our goal of clarifying this selection process for Homecoming 2022 and beyond. of the.”

Jaylin Goodwin is a marketing major and a member of Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies.

Trinity Hunter is Vice President of the Blackburn Institute and Executive Director of the SGA. Hunter is also communications director for Not On My Campus and a writer for Her Campus in Alabama.

Demarcus Joiner is last year’s SGA President and a current student at the UA School of Law. Joiner was also Vice President of the UA Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha and Acting Assistant Regional Vice President of the National Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha.

Ari Kellum was the president of the class of 2020 at Blackburn Institute and is the vice-president of the honorary all-female campus, The XXXI.

Kameron Klass is a member of the UA system and a sophomore majoring in public health.

Colby Lewis is the Deputy Chief of Staff to the SGA Vice President for Student Affairs and a member of the ‘Respect Rolls Here’ Interpersonal Violence Task Force and Student and Campus Life Committee.

Arman Sheffield is the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the University of Alabama Interfraternity Council and a member of Sigma Tau Gamma.

Caleb Thome is the SGA’s Advisor to the Chief Justice, an Ambassador for the College of Human Environmental Sciences and a Fellow of the Blackburn Institute.

Information about Jones’ involvement with the University could not be confirmed in time for publication.

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