Posted by Philip Poole on 2014-06-20

McDavid Maddox will lead Samford University's Student Government Association as president for 2014-15. He will be joined by three other elected officers and five appointed members as the Student Executive Board.

Maddox is a senior entrepreneurship major from Dothan, Ala. As president, Maddox will present leadership to SGA and represent undergraduate students with the university administration.

Other elected officers are:

Stephen Newton, vice president for Senate. He is a senior business major from Germantown, Tenn. The SGA Senate allocates campus life fees to student organizations and voices student concerns to the university administration.

Maddie Davis, vice president for events. Davis is a senior journalism and mass communication major from Milton, Fla., and will provide leadership for the Student Activities Council.

Taylor Dahlgren, vice president for development. She is a senior science and religion major from Madison, Ala., and will oversee the Freshman Forum leadership group and work with class officers.

Appointed to positions on the Student Executive Board are:

Barlow Marriott, treasurer. A senior business major from Smyrna, Ga.., he will work with other SEB members and student organizations on funding.

Bailey Fuqua, press secretary. She is a senior journalism and mass communication major and will coordinate communications for SEB.

Jasmine Johnson, chief justice. Johnson is a senior sports medicine major from Decatur, Ga., and will oversee the Student Judiciary Council.

McClain McKinney, chief of staff. McKinney is a sophomore business and journalism and mass communication major from Roswell, Ga. He will coordinate the work of the SGA and SEB.

Will Yarborough, chaplain. A Preministerial Scholar and religion major from Gallatin, Tenn., Yarborough will provide spiritual leadership for the SEB and SGA.



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.