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Wilson, Cottrell, Kimmons, and Layeni to Lead Wesleyan’s Student Senate

Nov 26, 2019

Buckhannon, WV—Gavin Wilson, a junior English literature and history major from Webster Springs, WV, is the next Student Senate President at West Virginia Wesleyan College.  Wilson, who will also begin working towards the five-year Master of Business Administration program in January, is a member of the College’s golf team, the Landscape Committee, Phi Theta Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society, and Chi Phi fraternity. He has served as the treasurer of Student Senate for the past year and is the vice president of the Junior Class. As president of Student Senate, Wilson will be an ex-officio member of Wesleyan’s Board of Trustees.

Caitlin Cottrell of Elizabeth, WV is the new vice president. She is a political science and international studies major with a minor in history.  Cottrell is a Wesleyan Service Scholar and a member of the WE LEAD Poverty Reduction team in the Center for Community Engagement. She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and Pi Sigma Alpha political science honorary. She also serves as a freshman seminar teacher’s assistant for the Politics of the Walking Dead class. Her previous position on Student Senate was chair of student life.

Two sophomore members of the Wesleyan women’s basketball team will serve as secretary and treasurer. Malaika Kimmons of Apex, NC is the new secretary and Amira Layeni of Virginia Beach, VA is the new treasurer.

Kimmons is a biochemistry major and is the secretary for Black Student Union and a team member of the WE LEAD Gender Equality Team. She is also a member of the Benzene Ring, the Pre-Med/Pre-Health Society, and sophomore class representative for the Honors Program.

Layeni is a biology major with a concentration in environmental science and a minor in environmental studies. She is also a member of Black Student Union.

Student Senate serves as the coordinator of all student organizations including budget allocations and campus events as well as the oversight of quality of life issues on campus and in residence halls.  Membership consists of student representative as well as representatives of campus organizations, faculty, and administration. The group meets bi-weekly to facilitate campus communication and to provide leadership in dealing with campus problems and issues.