The Student Body President and Vice President represent the Student Body in dealings with WVU institutions, including faculty, staff and
administrators of WVU, the WVU Board of Governors, and any other pertinent
governing bodies, as well as performing other tasks around campus.
student body president
Chase Riggs is a fourth year political science student with dual minors in business administration and communication studies from Bridgeport, West Virginia. Aside from SGA, Chase is a member of Pi Kappa Phi and the President of Gamma Sigma Alpha, an academic Honor Society. Chase has been a part of WVU's Student Government Association since his freshman year. He has served as an intern to the Bureau of Finance his freshman year, as the Executive Director of Athletics and as Chief of Staff of External Affairs to the Dye-Matheny Administration. When he isn’t adhering to his presidential responsibilities, you can find him rooting for the Mountaineers every chance he gets. Post graduation, Chase hopes to continue his education and attend law school.
“I grew up loving what being a true Mountaineer stood for - this love has assisted me in developing a vision for our home, one that will continue to move this university forward.”
Jaron Dale Bragg
Student body vice president
Jaron Dale Bragg is a third year political science student from Shady Spring, West Virginia. During his time so far as a student, he has been involved with Pi Kappa Phi, formerly as the Recycling Chair and currently as President. Braggs also participates in the Former Young Americans for Freedom, formerly as the Vice President and now President of the organization. Additionally, he is involved with Model UN and has interned with West Virginia Senator Capito and congresswoman Miller. His time in SGA started two years ago, as the Executive Secretary before stepping into Vice President. In his free time, you can find Braggs keeping up-to-date with NASA and future U.S. space missions, studying history or Formula 1 racing. His future intentions include attending law school and landing a career in the U.S. Justice Department.
“From the minute I stepped on to campus at WVU I knew two things: this was my home and I wanted to make a difference.”