Jacob Martin announced his resignation from the position of Wartburg Student Body President during the Student Senate meeting Thursday.
Martin said he is stepping down due to depression and anxiety that he has been facing and will be leaving this semester to go to his home in Pella, Iowa.
He hopes to be back for second semester.
Vice President Teri Mueller will take over as student body president while the Student Senate executive team goes through the transition process.
“Though Senate is saddened by the resignation of Jacob, we feel confident that we as a cohesive organization can move forward with our objectives to meet the needs of the student body,” Teri Mueller said.
“We are fortunate to have been blessed with a large group of leaders who are capable of adapting to this change.”
Mueller will appoint a new vice president soon with a two-thirds senate approval.
The vote will take place at the Nov. 20, 2014 meeting.
“I truly appreciate all of you allowing me to serve the school, and pray that I can return to the college of our brightest days as soon as possible,” Martin said.