SGA president-elect making plans for next year

Taylor Harrison

The Student Government Association’s Tuesday night senate meeting was the first since the spring election last week.

Cory Dodds, the president-elect for the fall semester, announced that fall applications for the following officers are now online: director of public relations, director of academic and affairs, chief of staff, director of information technology, judicial council, student office worker and the senate committee chairs. The applications are due April 13 and Dodds will hold interviews.

“I just wanted to say that I’m excited to serve as president next year,” Dodds said to the senate. “I’ve already hit the ground running and I’ve set up several meetings, so if there’s anything that you think that I should look into addressing in the fall, be sure to bring that to my attention.”

SGA passed two bills at the senate meeting. One bill allocated $600 for extended library hours during finals. The Helm-Cravens Library will be open until 2 a.m. on May 6-10.

The second bill passed allocated $1,575 for scholar development grant award and study abroad award allocations.

Brittany Crowley, the bill’s author and the academic affairs committee head, said the award money in this bill will serve as a reimbursement to the students listed in the bill because many of them needed funding for a conference or convention that has already occurred.

“All of these students were very well deserving,” Crowley said before the vote.

Two Organizational Aid bills will be up for a vote next week, the last two of the year.

Upcoming SGA events include the Campus Cleanup and the Campus Safety Walk on April 17 and International Night on April 19.

The deadline for applications for the Hall of Distinguished Seniors is April 13.

Next week’s SGA senate meeting will be held at the Colonnade so an SGA group picture can be taken.

The speaker of the senate election will be at the senate meeting two weeks from today.