February 12, 2018
By Jacob Sparks
Director of Print Media, SGA
In the final Senate meeting of the term, Vice President Justin Smith addressed the assembled body of outgoing and incoming SGA Senators. Committee chairs offered their appreciation to fellow Senators and advice to the upcoming class before moving into general orders of business.
The outgoing Senators voted to approve the following before their successors filled their seats:
An expansion of $4,000 to AUDM and $3,250 to The Big Event to attend leadership conferences for their respective organizations.
And finally the recommendation for the university to adopt the Chicago Statement, a declaration in favor of Free Speech.
Finally, outgoing Senator Clarke encouraged the newly elected body to cherish their year of service and to truly represent the students they have been elected to serve. Senator Stone among others echoed Clarke’s statements and added to not be afraid to propose legislation and make their voice heard on behalf of their constituents.
For the final time, outgoing Vice President Justin Smith adjourned the Student Senate to a thunderous applause and standing ovation for his service to the university.
Following adjournment, the upcoming assembly of Senators, under Vice President-Elect Schyler Burney, ceremonially assumed their seats and were administered the Oath of Office by Corey Edwards, Director of Student Involvement, on behalf of Dr. Bobby Woodard, Vice President of Student Affairs.
The next Senate will convene for the first time next Monday night in Student Center 2222/2223 at 7:30 PM.