Published on May 14, 2012 by Philip Poole  

Cameron Thomas will lead Samford University's Student Government Association for the 2012-13 school year. He was elected SGA president after serving as a student senator the past two years. 

Thomas is a sophomore religion major from Goodwater, Ala. He is active in a number of campus activities, including serving as a Samford Ambassador. Thomas succeeds Riley Westmoreland, who is a spring graduate. 

Corey Jackson, a junior psychology major from Decatur, Ala., was elected vice president for Senate. He will preside over the Student Senate, which is the legislative body for student government. 

Other vice presidents include Sarah Waller, a junior journalism and mass communication major from Gainesville, Ga., events; Emily Johnson, sophomore biology major from Cleveland, Tenn., public relations; and Abby Sander, senior Spanish major from Jacksonville, Fla., development.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.