Zachariah "Zac" Backus
Zac Backus is a second year student studying communication sciences and disorders from Barboursville, West Virginia. Along with his involvement in SGA, he currently serves as the Residence Hall Association President. This is his second year on SGA, where last year Zac served as an intern before becoming a College Senator. Zac enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and spending time alongside his friends. Additionally, Zac is very passionate about student engagement, whether on campus or within the community. In the future, he intends to become a pediatric speech language therapist.
Arlie J. Hitt
AJ Hitt is a fourth year student majoring in recreation, parks and tourism resources and minoring in conservation energy from Baltimore, Maryland. Although this is his first year on SGA joining under the Riggs-Bragg administration, he’s incredibly involved around campus. AJ is a member of the executive council for Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, a member of the Professional Parks and Recreation Society, the Society of Environmental Professionals, the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success, and the president of the men’s club soccer team. Aside from soccer, his interests include horticulture, hiking and snowboarding. In the future, AJ intends to be involved in environmental counsulting and conservation, sustainable tourism and environmental education.
Lily McKnight is a fourth year student working towards her Master of Science in Journalism from Morgantown, West Virginia. Aside from SGA, she has been interning with the WVU Foundation for the past three years in addition to being an Honors College student and a member of the club tennis team. This is her second year involved with SGA. Lily’s hobbies include playing tennis, embarking on different restaurant ventures, and binge watching TLC shows. She will be attending law school this upcoming fall.
Tyler Seidel is a third year computer engineering student from Avondale, Pennsylvania. Aside from SGA, Tyler is a former member of the Seneca Hall Community Council. Tyler began his journey in SGA as an intern before stepping into his current position as a College Senator. His hobbies include listening to music, having his nose in a book, and watching movies. After graduation, he interns to pursue his master’s degree.
Tara Smith is a second year student majoring in sports and exercise psychology and dual minoring in communications and strength and conditioning coaching from Ocean City, Maryland. This is her first year in SGA, joining under the Riggs-Bragg administration. In addition to SGA, Tara is a member of the Sports Exercise Psychology club. In her free time, Tara can be found working out, watching sports or scrolling through TikTok. Her future plans include obtaining her master’s and doctorate degree, becoming a strength and conditioning coach for a team and working with athletes on mental aspects of their sport.