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Since 1923 • For a greater Loyola

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Since 1923 • For a greater Loyola

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The SWEETER campaign: Envisioning a new Loyola

Kloe Witt
President Elect Diamond Dixon and Vice President Elect Rowan Sawyer.

The new leaders of Loyola’s Student Government Association are aiming to create a SWEETER Loyola.

After winning the 2024-25 SGA election, incoming president Diamond Dixon and Rowan Sawyer said they are eager to officially start their term.

“I’m super excited for this upcoming administration,” Dixon said. “I’m super excited to see what we’re going to be able to accomplish.”

The team ran on a seven pillar platform with the acronym SWEETER, where they plan to address issues of safety, wellness, economics, environment, transparency, empowerment, and relations.

Dixon said she hopes students see this platform and are impressed with their goals.

“A seven pillar platform is kind of crazy, but I think people should see from that that we’re trying to do a lot,” Dixon said.

The pillars for their platform stem from areas the pair have experience in working on within SGA.

Dixon has previously worked in the first year council, as wellness coordinator on the finance committee, and this last year, she was the director of finance. With these positions, Dixon said she gained experience in economics and leading a team.

Dixon said she feels each of these positions have given her perspectives she is taking with her in this new leadership position.

“I’m really taking the mindset that I have so much experience and so much knowledge and a huge passion for doing things better, and I feel like I wanna use all of that experience and all of that preparation, so prepare for this upcoming year,” Dixon said.

While Dixon’s experiences with SGA reside within the cabinet, Sawyer has spent her time working in the senate.

Sawyer has held positions within the first year council, a senator and senator at large for College of Nursing, head of environmental and facilities and services committees, and speaker of the senate.

“I feel like all of those unique experiences and perspectives have helped me become a more rounded vice president,” Sawyer said.

Dixon said she believes SGA should be advocacy based and wants to push that in the next year.

Dixon also said she wants to communicate more with the student body, though she isn’t quite sure how to do that. She said it’s something she will have to figure out during her term.

Sawyer said her main goal as vice president is for students to not only have more resources but to be more aware of those resources.

The duo is going in with a students-first mindset.

“You’re in this position, and you were elected into this position, and I think that it’s important to remember it’s because of the students and it’s because of the people,” Sawyer said. “You can’t forget about them.”

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Kloe Witt
Kloe Witt, Managing Editor for Digital
Kloe Witt currently serves as The Maroon's Managing Editor for Digital. Kloe is a sophomore double majoring in journalism and environmental studies, though is interested in pursuing a career in media services for recreational therapy camps. In their free time, Kloe is usually watching Criminal Minds, listening to Taylor Swift, or reading new books. Kloe can be reached [email protected].

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