COLUMBIA, Kentucky — Jakob Beckley, a senior business major and student body president at Lindsey Wilson College, has been appointed to represent independent college students on the Board of Student Body Presidents of Kentucky.
“I am grateful and honored to represent Lindsey Wilson College and the Association of Kentucky Independent Colleges and Universities on the Board of Student Body Presidents,” said Beckley. “I am excited to showcase the outstanding accomplishments of our independent colleges, while working with my fellow student body presidents and leaders across the commonwealth to help find solutions to issues that affect all secondary education students.
Beckley is from Pleasureville, Kentucky (Henry County High School) and is serving his second term as the Lindsey Wilson College student body president. In that role he leads the Student Government Association and serves as a student member on the LWC Board of Trustees. He is also a Bonner Scholar and a student assistant in the LWC Alumni and Development office.
“Jakob had already shown some initiative last year to bring AIKCU student government leaders together, so he was a natural choice when we thought about who might represent AIKCU students on a state level,” said Mason Dyer, AIKCU vice president.
The Board of Student Body Presidents of Kentucky was formally established by state statute in 2013 to advise the legislative and executive branches and the Council on Postsecondary Education regarding postsecondary education issues and concerns of college students. The Board is composed of the student body presidents from Kentucky’s eight public universities, two representatives from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), and a private college representative selected by AIKCU.
Three additional AIKCU student government presidents have been tapped to serve on the newly established Kentucky Student Advisory Council: John L. Grevious (Bellarmine University), Rebekah Mobley (Campbellsville University), and Lynsey Doyles (Midway University).