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Brescia’s student body president to represent AIKCU students on statewide board

For Immediate Release
Contact: Leigh Anne Hiatt, Communications Specialist, 859.619.7916,

FRANKFORT, Ky., Sept. 19, 2023 — Emilee Clark, president of the Brescia University Student Government Association, has been appointed to the 2023-24 Kentucky Board of Student Body Presidents. Clark will represent the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities and serve as the convener of Kentucky’s independent college student leaders.

"I am honored and excited to serve as the AIKCU representative for this school year, and I am proud to be the representative selected from Brescia University,” Clark said. “I look forward to working with my fellow Student Body Presidents of Kentucky, as well as the AIKCU organization."

The Kentucky Board of Student Body Presidents was established by state statute in 2013. It includes the student government leader from each of Kentucky’s eight public universities, two student leaders from the Kentucky Community & Technical College System and one student leader from an AIKCU member institution. The KBSBP advises the legislative and executive branches, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and Kentucky’s university presidents on postsecondary education issues and the concerns of college students.
In recent years, AIKCU’s representative has also taken on the responsibility of working with AIKCU to convene and build a network of independent college student leaders.
“Emilee’s concern for the well-being of her student body and involvement in her community demonstrate her empathy and focus on helping others,” AIKCU President Mason Dyer said. “Her enthusiasm and leadership skills will serve her well as she represents independent college students at the state level and builds connections among our AIKCU student leaders.”

Clark, a senior from Owensboro, Ky., is a student-athlete studying pre-law and political science at
Brescia University. She is currently SGA president and a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and the golf team. She previously served as SGA parliamentarian and a student ambassador and was a Disney College Program Participant. She received the 2023 Founder’s Day Athletic Leadership Award and was the 2020 Kenergy Washington Youth Tour Recipient. She contributes to her local community by crocheting blankets for residents in an assisted-living facility and donating to a nonprofit in the Owensboro area as a member of Impact100 NextGen Owensboro.

She is the daughter of Alan and Jennifer Clark of Owensboro.

Clark is the second Brescia student leader to serve on the KBSBP. Previous AIKCU appointees have also come from Bellarmine University, Centre College, Lindsey Wilson College, Spalding University and Transylvania University.

The Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities advances the interests of Kentucky's independent, nonprofit colleges and universities by promoting affordability and student success through policy advocacy, strategic partnerships and community engagement. Independent colleges play a critical role in the commonwealth’s postsecondary education system by serving more than 50,000 students and awarding 13,600 degrees annually. AIKCU’s 18 member colleges and universities are all accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and licensed by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

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