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May: Letter from the Editor

Byline: by Caileigh Oliver

Posted: May 11, 2013

Please join me in extending a warm welcome to the new Editor-in-Chief Lesley Eichelberger!

Dear Wilson Community, I am writing to inform you that as of Thurs, April 25, I will no longer serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the Wilson Billboard.

I have chosen to step down from this position after the recent Wilson College Government Association (WCGA) election, during which I was elected to the position of Vice President. After consulting with Apprentice Editor Lesley Eichelberger and our advisers, we felt the best way for me to avoid any conflicts of interest between the two roles would be to step down from the position of Editor-in-Chief. My stepping down also means that the Billboard can maintain its status as an independent and unbiased publication; a status we as a staff have strived to uphold this past year and one I will gladly give up my role as editor to help maintain.

However, I will not completely leave the newsmagazine. I plan to continue working as a staff writer/graphic designer although we have agreed that I will not cover any stories relating to WCGA. I have the privilege of knowing that our amazing and talented Apprentice Editor will take over my role, and will do an amazing job of running the Billboard. The current issue is only the first of many that she will help successfully usher into existence.

I want to thank the entire Wilson community for the experiences of this past year and for working with myself and the entire Billboard staff as we learn and discover the many different aspects of journalism. I have loved my time serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Billboard, but I also look forward to this chance to serve the Wilson community in a new way.

Please join me in extending a warm welcome to the new Editor-in-Chief Lesley Eichelberger!

Gratefully yours, Caileigh Oliver

P.S. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at, or my editor at

Last Updated: May 11, 2013