After pressure in her school and personal life, the vice president of clubs and organizations has decided to resign from her position on the Dixie State University Student Association.
McKell Price, a junior communication major from Brigham City, was the VP of clubs during fall semester. Taking her place is Brogan Crockett, a junior integrated studies major from St. George.
The roles of the VP of clubs are to promote, manage and increase club involvement at DSU.
“I had a really busy semester,” Price said. “I was doing so much and had to cut back. I also had to spend more time with my relationship. I just got engaged.”
She started in fall 2014 with Student Body President Gregory J. Layton, a senior English major from Cottonwood Heights. Price worked with Layton to achieve specific goals, such as increasing club attendance and variety. There were 14 new clubs fall semester, which brought the total up to 79.
This is not the first time a VP has resigned this school year; D’Andre Mathews, the former VP of academics, resigned in November.
“We don’t like change,” Layton said. “I’m really sad we’re losing McKell. She did a wonderful job. I wasn’t planning on losing her halfway through the year, though.”
Price was also sad to leave DSUSA.
“My only regret is that I couldn’t have seen it through to the end,” Price said.
Crockett said he is excited to take on the responsibility and has a specific vision for the future of DSU clubs.
Crockett hopes to improve and grow clubs at DSU by reviewing and possibly changing clubs’ bylaws for the best interest of both the clubs and DSU, encouraging clubs to become more involved in the community through service outreach and attempting to improve communication between clubs and DSUSA.
He said he hopes to improve the clubs at DSU by giving them “guidance on how to provide a ‘niche’ for people to belong.”
“I hope to gain personal connections between DSUSA and campus clubs,” Crockett said.
Crockett also has experience in leadership positions and in the clubs at DSU.
“I believe I can contribute my unique background and outlook to DSUSA in this position,” Crockett said.
Crockett was involved in student government at Dixie High School and enjoys leadership positions, he said. At DSU, he was elected to be the paramedic program president and spokesperson. Crockett also started an emergency medical services-based club to help students learn more about EMS careers. He was then selected as the health sciences club representative during fall semester.
After Price resigned, Crockett interviewed for the position with the administration and Layton.
Crockett said he has immediately started work. His first endeavor as VP of clubs was to try to get to personally know the club presidents and reps of all 79 clubs.
“Brogan is experienced and very knowledgeable in clubs,” Layton said. “All of the club reps he works with have high respect for him.”