President Logan Resigns; McCloat to Serve as Interim

Updated: Feb 15, 2019

By Stephen DiFiore

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UPDATE: This article was updated at 5:52 p.m. to include a statement from Elijah Logan.

PSGA President Elijah Logan resigned from his position as President of the PSGA. The Senate discussed the resignation during its meeting on Feb. 13.

Logan had said that he would be unable to fulfill his obligations as the president due to "personal issues that require a good deal of my attention." Formerly a senator for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Logan won his presidential campaign at the end of the Spring 2018 semester in one of the lowest turnout elections in years, in part due to having a separate election date for the vote on the Mandatory Student Activity Fee.

As per the bylaws of the PSGA, Vice President Alli McCloat will serve as the interim president until a new president is elected at the end of the year. As such, McCloat will chair the Civic Actions Committee and the Executive Board in addition to the Steering Committee and the Service Board, which are chaired by the Vice President.

A motion to discuss the matter in closed session did not pass the Senate, so the discussion took place on the record.

McCloat said that she would have no problem taking on the new responsibilities. During the Senate’s discussion, Senator Steve Kollias (Comm.) asked the Senate if she would be chairing the Civic Actions Committee, which she would.

McCloat said that many people were concerned about whether she could suddenly take on these responsibilities, and dismissed such concerns as “inappropriate.”

“It’s not the most important thing to be worried about,” McCloat said. “I’m going to do the job. I’m going to do the job well.”

On the PSGA continuing to function in his absence, Logan said that the PSGA is "a well run organization with a lot of people in capable positions to make sure what needs to be done is."

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