SGA welcomes new members
SGA closed the semester Wednesday at their final meeting until the summer.
The meeting consisted of the introduction and first readings of two new bills and nine student appointments to the senate.
Senator Guillermo Lopez authored a Bill to Amend the Bylaws to Restore Mandatory Committee Review of Legislation, which was presented first. Under this bill, legislation would be sent to standing committees to be reviewed after the first reading.
A second bill was introduced titled An SGA Bill to Amend the Bylaws to Simplify the Senate Order of Business, authored by Speaker Sebastian Agudelo and Senator Lopez, which calls cleaning up the order of business and providing students with an updated agenda.
Five new students were voted into a seat in the senate, including a new Director of External Affairs, political science junior Bria Riley.
“I want to get SGA more effectively involved in the community, I think we are underrepresented.” Riley said. “This is a commuter campus, and this is also a campus full of transfer students, and those students are not aware of the organization. We really do play a very important role in our student body. With that being said, I want to be leader and engrain in the student body that we are effective.”
“I call us the leadership machine of the campus and to properly work we need all of the components; were better as a whole than we are broken apart.”
Additionally, SGA welcomed: public relations junior Alexandria Sauls as director of public relations; finance graduate student Charles Haston as graduate at-large senator, seat two; teaching and learning sophomore Geordie Daniel as senator of the College of Education and kinesiology freshman Edgar Cisneros as sergeant at arms.
Current senators taking on a new role included: political science junior David Ghably for Academic Affairs Committee Chair, Guillermo Lopez for Internal Affairs Committee Chai, political science and liberal studies senior Yesenia Chavez for Student Life Committee Chair and finance junior Sunil Motwani for Administration and Finance Committee Chair.