Two cabinet officials fired, marketing director resigns


Jared Mark, senior political science major and former director of student affairs, and Connor Hughes, junior political science major and former director of legislative operations, were fired from their cabinet positions within the Student Government Association.

“We regularly evaluate the performance of our administration and some things came up towards the end of the semester, some things were done that did not fall in line with our guidelines,” student body president and junior accounting major DeJon Milbourne said.

Because of that evaluation, Milbourne said he decided to go in a different direction, which he said he believed was best for the student body.

Milbourne would not comment on specific reasons for firing the cabinet members.

The Student Affairs Committee is responsible for writing legislation to advocate for student concerns and needs, and having conversations with administrators to positively affect the lives of App State students, according to the Student Affairs Committee bylaws.

Mark declined to comment for this story.

The director of legislative operations facilitates the legislative process for SGA, oversees the historical documentation of SGA documents and chairs the Senate Rules Committee, according to the SGA Constitution.

There were 51 bills passed through the Senate Rules Committee in the fall semester.

Hughes declined to comment for this story.

Christian Adams, junior advertising major, resigned as the director of marketing before winter break due to personal reasons, Milbourne said. Adams could not be reached for comment.

Anderson Clayton, former student body president and senior political science major, said two of her cabinet members resigned and past student body president Jalyn Howard had two resign from his cabinet.