Bueltel elected SGA president


Plans to help students utilize USI’s resources

Alexa Bueltel, a senior management major and marketing minor, has been elected Student Government Association (SGA) president for 2015-2016. Bueltel holds a 3.5 GPA and received both the Provost’s Top Student Leader Award and the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Award in 2015.

With a passion for leadership, she has stayed involved with many campus clubs and activities throughout her time at the University of Southern Indiana including: SGA, Emerging Leaders, Camp Eagle Flock Leader, Welcome Week Leader, Spring Fest Executive Committee member, as well as the Honors Program.

She also serves on the Student Government Coalition Board of Directors as the conference director.

During her time as SGA president, Bueltel says she wants to be a strong advocate for students. “I really hope I can make students aware of the resources USI has to offer and enhance their college experience,” she said. “I want to make it easier for students to voice concerns they have with the campus by SGA having a stronger presence on campus.”

She plans to do that by attending more USI campus events. She says this will “allow students to see who is representing them and know exactly who to go to for particular issues.” She also plans to implement more late night events as well as more frequent Council of Presidents meetings.

Bueltel has been the recipient of the William D. and Kathryn Wilhite Endowed Business Scholarship for two consecutive years (2014-2015). She also is a member of Delta Epsilon Iota Honors Society, in which has received the Delta Iota National Leadership Award in 2014.

Growing up in Newburg, Indiana she attended Mater Dei High School. She also has three siblings, two with ties to USI; older brother, Brett, a USI alumni, and younger sister, Katelyn, who will be a freshman at USI this upcoming fall.

This summer she will be an intern at Springleaf Financial Services in the Human Resources Department. Upon graduating, she plans to continue following her passion for leadership with a career in higher education in student affairs.