Webster’s Fosburgh Elected SLIAC SAAC Co-President

| March 15, 2012
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Jordan Fosburgh (Collinsville HS, Ill.), a sophomore member of the Webster University women’s soccer team, was elected co-President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Fosburgh, along with Sarah Heeter of Westminster College, were named at the group’s meeting on Feb. 26. Fosburgh and Heeter will begin their two-year terms on Aug. 1, 2012.

“Jordan and Sarah have demonstrated, both as a member of their institution’s SAAC group and serving as an institutional rep to the Conference SAAC, a true understanding of purpose and value of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council,” SLIAC Commissioner William J. Wolper said.

“The Conference SAAC has grown tremendously the last two or three years but still has the potential for significantly more growth. The leadership Jordan and Sarah bring to the president’s role will be instrumental in the continued forward movement of the group. I look forward to working with them.”

Fosburgh, an accounting major with a minor in art, has been a member of the Webster SAAC for two years, currently serving as its secretary. In addition to her athletic involvement, she is involved in the Student Literacy Corps, a tutoring program working with adults wishing to get back on track and high schools where students are falling behind. She is also involved with Special Olympics, Urban Futures, fundraisers for breast cancer and Webster LEADS.

In her interest form for the SAAC president position, Fosburgh stated, “Getting more athletes involved and having a more profound effect are my goals as an officer of the Conference SAAC.”

As SAAC president, Fosburgh and Heeter will work closely with Wolper and Conference SAAC Advisor Merry Graf, Webster’s Assistant AD and head volleyball coach, in planning and leading the Council’s bi-annual meetings, coordinating SLIAC SAAC events and community service work, and serve as the SAAC spokespersons to the SLIAC’s primary governing body.

The duo will also work closely with the SLIAC’s National SAAC representative to ensure SLIAC institutions are kept up-to-date on the issues that group is focused on, solicit feedback from SLIAC schools on those issues, and communicate with the National representative on matters of importance to the Conference. With Fosburgh and Heeter as co-presidents, the SLIAC SAAC vice-president position will remain vacant.

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