Olivia N. Sedwick, a sophomore at Winston-Salem State University, was elected senior vice president of the UNC system’s Association of Student Governments (ASG) at the group’s March 23 meeting on the campus of WSSU.
The Association is comprised of four representatives from each of the system’s 17 campuses. Robert Nunnery, a junior at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, was elected president. He and Sedwick were selected on the first round of voting and were the first to win as write-in candidates in the history of ASG.
“With this new position comes great responsibility as I not only represent the university on a state level, but the five HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) in the UNC system,” Sedwick said. “I am passionate about serving the students across the state in an effort to see that students’ academic success, involvement and satisfaction are paramount.“Additionally, WSSU has a new culture of achievement and success being cultivated across our campus,” she added. “I want to help build more leaders there and encourage others to achieve success in the classroom, in our organizations and in efforts beyond Winston-Salem.”
A Chancellor’s Scholar from Indianapolis, Sedwick is majoring in political science with a minor in economics. She is vice president of the Sophomore Class and serves as president pro tempore and speaker of the WSSU Student Senate. She also is a member of the Student Honors Organization and Black Women for Change. A walk-on for the Women’s Track and Field team, she is a 2013 CIAA Indoor Women’s Track and Field All-Conference competitor and holds the university record in the women’s shot put.