A TSU student affairs top official confirmed Wednesday that Shelby Rogers and Terra Strong have been stripped of their positions from the university’s Student Government Association for not meeting post certification.
“The official announcement went out May 16 announcing all the winners that met post-certification through Mytsu,” said Dr. A. Dexter Samuels, vice president for Student Affairs.
Strong was voted Miss TSU and Rogers was named SGA president last month.
“Those individuals that that were elected by majority vote, they must meet post certification criteria,” Samuels said.
“If those individuals that received majority vote did not get seated in their position that means that they did not meet those post certification guidelines documented in the student handbook.”
Attempts to reach Rogers for comment were unsuccessful. When contacted by phone, Strong declined to comment on the recent SGA shakeup.
For the 2012-2013 academic school year, David Rawles has been named SGA president and Danicia Hayes will serve as Miss TSU, Samuels confirmed.
Strong was in the running to appear on the cover of Ebony magazine for their annual HBCU Campus Queen feature. Due to the recent position change, Samuels said the university received confirmation this week that her page has been removed from the website.
According to Samuels, the changes in the SGA President and Miss TSU positions are final.
“…Once post-certification has occurred and an announcement has been made, then that finalizes the election,” he said.
Samuels said he was unable to comment further on the guidelines Rogers and Strong didn’t meet.