Madison Peace Elected Student Body President
Junior from South Carolina will lead The King's Council next year
NEW YORK, March 7, 2011—The King’s College is pleased to announce Madison Peace as its student body president for the 2011-2012 school year.
Peace, a junior from South Carolina, won 51 percent of the votes in the election against her competitor, sophomore Tim Wainwright. 88 percent of the student body voted in the election.
Peace is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics and is a proud member of the House of Sojourner Truth. She is the second consecutive member of Truth to hold this office, and the third since the student government at King's was founded nine years ago.
She decided to attend The King’s College, she said, “because of its vision, the unconventional education it offers, its unique approach to student life, and its location in New York City.
Since starting at King’s in the fall of 2008, Peace has been active in the House of Truth and served on the Interregnum Committee from 2009-2010. This committee is in charge of planning an annual conference in which all students, faculty, and staff take part. This year, she has been the Director of Student Events, a cabinet position to the Student Body President.
As president of the students, Peace will preside over The King’s Council, which is comprised of ten House presidents. A House is a student-led, mission-driven organization composed of 35-45 students who aim to grow together spiritually, intellectually, and socially.
Peace said she ran for the position to help students realize the vision of The King’s College more fully. “This year,” she said, “I have enjoyed serving on The King's Council and Cabinet as Director of Student Events, and running for Student Body President seemed like a practical and natural next step. I am excited to listen to student input and to work towards improving the institution.”
“I have three main goals for next year. The first is to continue refining the Honor Code system and to encourage houses to take ownership of it. The second is to strengthen student government so that student concerns are heard and acted upon. The third is to provide opportunities for students to flourish--from supporting City Engagement and student organizations to holding high-quality student events.”
The King's College is located in the Empire State Building in New York City.
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