Breaking: Kathi Jabe elected SGA president


Headshot of 2023-24 SGA president elect Kathi Jabe. Provided by Kathi Jabe

Hollie David, Managing Editor

The Student Government Association (SGA) presidential elections took place for the 2023-24 academic year beginning April 6 at 10 a.m. and ending April 7 at 10 a.m.

This is the first time in several years where the role of SGA president ran with more than one candidate on the docket. 

After the race between Kathi Jabe and Kyle Mitchell, the student-elect was announced as Jabe.

Jabe is a second-year pre-med student majoring in biochemistry and minoring in human rights advocacy. She currently holds Executive Board status in the Chemistry Club, Asa Gray, Model UN and the Class of 2025. She is a TRIO mentor, TA for chemistry and office assistant and tutor for Young Scholars LLP.

After the results were announced to the candidates, Jabe expressed excitement and thankfulness.

“Right now I feel really grateful to every voter that voted, because they realize that their votes matter and they acted on it,” Jabe said. “I am very happy that they chose me to represent them, and that they trust me to do that. I want to thank each and every student, I want to thank Colby and the SGA, I want to thank my advisor and mentor Dr. Alyssa Thomas, I also want to thank Dr. Fleming for her support throughout this campaign and administrators as well who I have spoken with.”

Mitchell, a sophomore political science major with plans to eventually attend law school, was adamant that while not securing the spot as president, he would remain an active member of the campus community. 

“I appreciate the fair campaign that was run by Kathi Jabe,” Mitchell said. “I am surprised at the election results but I am confident in her as the next madam president going forward with her leadership in the year ahead.”

Jabe placed an emphasis on her dedication to the promises she made throughout her campaign. 

“I am enthusiastic and hopeful for what the next year is to come,” Jabe said. “In the debate I made promises and those were not empty promises, I’m glad that I am going to have the opportunity to bring those promises to life and I am looking forward to it.”