A Few Questions for Greta Stacy, Outgoing SGA President

Veronica Brown '17Associate Editor

Greta Stacy ’15 served as the SGA president for the 2014-2015 academic year. As she prepares to graduate and leave her position, we asked her a few questions about her experience and hopes for Smith’s future.

What made you want to be SGA president? I knew I had the experience and skill set necessary to be of service to my classmates and college. 

Do you feel like you achieved what you set out to at the beginning of your presidency? Absolutely not. A year is a very short amount of time and there’s so much more I had hoped to do that we didn’t get a chance to. However, I’m proud of the work we did. 

What is your proudest accomplishment as president? Arranging an open meeting between the student body and the Board of Trustees this spring is my proudest accomplishment. I think the Trustees and students had a productive meeting and I am confident that this meeting can become a permanent fixture of the board’s visits to the college.  

What have you learned from the experience? The wheels of change move slowly, especially at an institution with so many different parts like Smith. Celebrate the changes that you can make, and leave a record for the change-makers who will come after you.    

What are your hopes for Smith’s future? I hope that the SGA can continue to become more active on campus and relevant to the lives of students. I think we can have meaningful change on campus if there is more investment in the SGA, and the students can move on issues in a concerted manner. 

What advice would you give to next year’s SGA president? You can’t do this job alone, so take the time to thank all the people who will help you along the way.