The Shippensburg University Student Government Association (SGA) is changing various leadership positions on its Executive Rules Committee (ERC) for the 2019-20 academic year.
“Our ERC will now consist of a president, vice president of internal affairs, vice president of external affairs, vice president of finance, vice president of student groups and an ex officio student trustee,” SGA President Logan Wein said.
He added that one of the goals for SGA this year was to update the constitution and bylaws, and after various meetings, the decision was made to reorganize the positions.
According to the updated SGA constitution and bylaws, there will be four vice presidents, each focusing on one area of student government. Each will serve as chairperson on their respective committees in addition to other duties.
The ex officio student trustee will serve as the chairperson of the Elections Committee and the liaison between the SGA and Council of Trustees.
According to Wein, all changes made to the constitution and bylaws were made with the student body’s best interests in mind.
“Our mission is to serve as advocates for the student body, and by restructuring our organization and adding positions, we will be able to continue ensuring responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision making,” Wein said. “This will allow SGA to organize and carry out its internal business more efficiently.”
Any undergraduate student can run for an ERC position, excluding the president and vice president of finance positions, which require previous SGA experience.
Wein is excited for the impact the changes will make.
“The end goal for this change is to spend less time on the internal operational duties of SGA and spend more time planning events, serving the students and becoming more active across campus,” he said.
SGA has also added new senator positions for the honors college, exploratory studies, transfer students, commuter students, international students and another Greek life position to represent the National Pan-Hellenic Council.
SGA’s next public meeting is March 7 in CUB Room 119 at 4 p.m.