William James of Tamaqua, has been elected 2011 class senator of the Student Government Association (SGA) by the Susquehanna University student body. He will hold the position for the 2010 academic year.

The SGA provides a responsible and representative student organization to ensure an active student voice and role in governing the university. The Student Senate, the legislative branch of the association, provides a forum for student opinions. It deals with matters of concern to the entire student body and seeks solutions to campus issues. SGA representatives serve on university committees and the Board of Trustees to promote communication and cooperation among students, faculty and the administration.

James, an elementary education major, is a 2007 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School. He is the son of Keith and Lee James.

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a residential, national liberal arts college that prepares undergraduate students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. More than 2,200 students come to Susquehanna from 36 states and 13 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For information, visit www.susqu.edu .