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Billy Moody elected new Campus Union President

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Billy Moody started Moody’s Wofford Wash and is actively looking to make other positive changes across campus that will benefit all students.

GETTING TO KNOW THE PRESIDENT AND HIS IDEAS FOR A BETTER Wofford College

Just a few weeks ago, Campus Union held elections for the officers of the 2015-2016 academic year. Students cast their votes for the new student body president, and the winner was Billy Moody of Lexington, S.C. Moody is a fi- nance and economics double major with a minor in government. After graduation he plans to pursue a business career.

Many students know Moody from his laundry service: Moody’s Wofford Wash. When first arriving on campus as a freshman, Moody did not know how to do laundry and realized not many of his friends did either. Seeing this bright opportunity to start a business, his service took off. With two regular employees that help and five others he can call on from time to time, Moody is still running his successful business through The Space. He eventually hopes to start a moving/storage service to help people move in/move out of campus.

Moody is involved in RUF, FCA, the quiz bowl team and intramurals. He is a Wofford ambassador, a peer tutor and a member of Orientation staff.

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As a member on Campus Union for the past three years, Moody decided to run for president his final year at Wofford. “What really made the decision was that I felt like if I didn’t make an impact, I may regret it in the future,” says Moody.

Being the student body president is not an easy task, but for Moody the benefits outweigh the challenges. Moody believes there are a lot of changes that need to be made across campus.

“Our general approach will be to start with the small things and move up to the big things. Continuing group services, improving IT and communication between students and staff administration on what students like and do not like is probably a few of the bigger things,” says Moody.

“There has been a discussion of tradition versus change. The college is very divided on that issue. I really want to change the conversation and make it about changing what we do not like and keeping what we do,” says Moody. “It is important for a college to have an identity and traditions because without it, there’s no continuity. If it’s always changing, there’s no identity. Everyone wants change, but it’s a matter of what change can be done. As president, I will really try to listen to students’ concerns and keep the board of trustees informed.”

Moody says he believes students often feel that the board is kept in the dark from student concerns and that is something he feels strongly about changing for the future of the college.

“As facilities chair, I would like to partner with all of the committees in all areas of student life and have Campus Union more involved in those committees,” says Moody. With the tearing down of the Row in the summer, many students will be looking for different activities to do on the weekends. “Many options are in the air but one I have been thinking a lot about is a tent Row in the middle of the Shipp parking lot and more band parties perhaps in Phase 3 in the Village to get the entire campus involved, not just the Greeks.”

A lot of changes are in the making for the following academic year. Moody intends on doing the best he can as student body president and is open to hearing everyone’s concerns and issues in order to make Wofford a college that everyone can be proud of.

— Jewell Singleton

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