SGA hosts Dine with Decision Makers

WKU’s Student Government Association invited federal, state and local leaders to Bowling Green to meet with students at the annual Dine with Decision Makers on Dec. 5. The keynote speaker was WKU student Sarah Brazier.

WKU's Student Government Association hosted Dine with Decision Makers on Dec. 5. SGA Administrative Vice President Cain Alvey called on guests to stand up to be recognized for their achievements.

WKU’s Student Government Association hosted Dine with Decision Makers on Dec. 5. SGA Administrative Vice President Cain Alvey called on guests to stand up to be recognized for their achievements.

The Student Government Association created the event in 2009 to foster discussion between college students and elected officials.

The 2012 edition marked the first time the dinner was held at the Kentucky Museum. It was previously held in Downing University Center. After the dinner, guests were invited to E.A. Diddle Arena to watch the Hilltopper basketball game against Southern Illinois.

The following decision makers were guests at the event:

  • WKU President Gary Ransdell
  • WKU Vice President for Student Affairs Howard Bailey
  • WKU Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations Kathryn Costello
  • WKU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Gordon Emslie
  • WKU Vice President for Public Affairs Robbin Taylor
  • WKU Faculty Regent Patricia Minter
  • WKU Director of Student Activities Charley Pride
  • WKU Director of Government & Accountability Jennifer Smith
  • Bowling Green City Commissioner Bill Waltrip
  • Radcliff Mayor J.J. Duvall
  • Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker
  • Barren County Judge-Executive Davie Greer
  • Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly
  • Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon
  • Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer
  • Kentucky Department of Agriculture official Fred Nesler
  • State Sen. David Givens
  • State Sen. Mike Wilson
  • State Rep. Jim DeCesare
  • State Rep. C.B. Embry
  • State Rep. Jody Richards
  • State Rep. Arnold Simpson
  • State Rep. Wilson Stone
  • State Rep. Tommy Thompson
  • State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach
  • Field Representative Holly Lewis (Office of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell)

SGA President Cory Dodds welcomed guests to the Kentucky Museum.

SGA President Cory Dodds welcomed guests to the Kentucky Museum.

Contact: WKU Student Government Association, (270) 745-4354.

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