SWOSU Students Elect New Student Body President and Vice President


Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s student body will be led by different people in 2011-12 as challengers David Goree and John Saluke defeated incumbents Joshua Buxton and Nolan Lawless for the president and vice president positions on the Weatherford campus.

Goree of Clinton and Saluke of Weatherford received 53.9% of the vote (289 votes) while the incumbents garnered 46.1% (247 votes).

Ariana Eakle of Stigler was confirmed as student body treasurer.  

Students were also asked opinions on various questions about such issues as alcohol on campus, guns on campus and coed residence halls. The strongest opinion was expressed on “Should students/faculty with concealed carry licenses be allowed to carry guns on campus?” Students voted “no” by a 68.1% vote with 354 “no” votes to 166 “yes.”

A total of 536 voted in the online election. Other questions and results were: 

  • Should alcohol be allowed on campus?  Yes 236       No  290
  • Should there be a break before finals?    Yes 281      No   241 (the majority of students voted for a 3-day break)
  • Should SWOSU have coed residence halls?  Yes 328   No 188 (the majority of students said the coed residence halls should be separated “floor by floor”)
  • Should SGA senators be enrolled at least half-time or full-time as students?  Full-time 390  Half-time  132