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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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SGA to vote on ‘No Confidence’ bill


The Student Government Association will cast its vote on University Bill 51006, titled “No Confidence in the Division of Administration and Finance,” following a slew of complaints against the administration by SGA and SGA President Charles Haston.

The bill asks for the top three University officials to resign from their positions: Executive Vice President Carl Carlucci, Associate Vice President Emily Messa and Assistant Vice President Esmeralda Valdez.

“I think students should know that we did not come to this decision lightly,” Haston said. “We consider it the nuclear option. But we have exhausted our ability to compromise, communicate or work in any capacity with the senior administrators in (the Division of) Administration and Finance.”

Haston said that the organization had “absolute full faith and confidence in” President and Chancellor Renu Khator.

“Her leadership behind the scenes through this tough time has shown how incredible of a leader she is,” Haston said. “When we brought our concerns to her, she immediately called for an internal audit investigation, which should be complete in the coming weeks. She always puts students first.”

Haston also said they do not want the trio to be fired immediately.

“There should be a calculated and orderly transition,” Haston said. “I hope what comes of this is Dr. Carlucci announces he will retire by the end of the year.”

Recently, a student began a petition on change.org that voices many students’ support of SGA’s “No Confidence” vote. At the time of publication, the petition has reached over 1,000 signatures.

SGA will hold the meeting at 7:30 Wednesday in the Senate Chamber, located in Student Center North.

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