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SA to conduct elections for officers

By Josh Garcia
Posted on March 21, 2013 | News | Comments Off on SA to conduct elections for officers

The Students’ Association is seeking a new executive president, vice president and treasurer for the next school year.

The term period for these positions will be complete at the end of the semester. They are currently respectively occupied by Rebecca Dial, Dylan Benac and Joseph Austin. Dial and Austin will graduate this May.

Congress reviewed and passed the 2013 Election Rules and Procedures for Executive Officer Elections in its meeting on Wednesday, which outlined the standards candidates must adhere to. Austin and Nick Tatum, who is not an SA member, will be leading the Election Chair. Tatum, senior family studies major from Plano, also served in the same role last year.

“He’s a real stand-up guy,” said Austin, senior accounting and pre-law major from Houston. “He’s really involved with Students’ Association and knows a lot about the services it provides.”

Dr. Jeff Arrington, SA adviser, asked Congress to encourage students to run.

“Think about the people who will be effective and go after them,” said Arrington, associate vice president for student life. “Persuade them about the value of leading the campus through roles of SA leadership.”

SA will conduct an interest meeting for these positions on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the SA office. The term for each is per school year and has a salary of $8,640. Candidates for treasurer and vice president must be juniors or seniors next fall; candidates for president must be seniors next fall.

Congress also wrapped up this semester’s conference requests Wednesday by splitting the remaining $848 between four student groups. The conference request fund is a line item in the congressional budget for students taking trips this semester. Though the fund was $6,500, SA had over $48,000 in requests.

The Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics was granted $400 of its requested $10,542 for its mission trip to La Esparanza, Honduras on May 20-26.

ACU College Republicans was granted $100 of its requested $212 for the State College Republican Executive Committee State Convention in Austin on April 20.

The National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association was granted $348 of its requested reimbursement of $2,450 for the Texas Speech and Hearing Association Convention in Dallas on March 7-9.

Because it provided no detailed budget and had no present members, a divided Congress granted the Fellowship of Christian Athletes none of its requested $575 for the National Collegiate Camp in St. Joseph, Mo., on May 24-27.

SA meetings  are conducted Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. in the Onstead-Packer Biblical Studies Building Room 114. Meetings are public and anyone is welcome to attend.

Absent members:

Spenser Lynn, senior class president

Bo Braddock, junior class treasurer

Colton McCoy, sophomore class vice president

Kaitlyn Tuiasosopo, Gardner Hall representative

Emily O’Rear, Sherrod representative

Stevon Carr, COBA representative

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