The Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Rules Committee (ERC) has restarted the process of filling its ERC opening, SGA President Aven Bittinger announced on Thursday at the public formal meeting.
The position opened in late September when Logan Wert, former vice president of external affairs, resigned because of personal reasons.
In an email, Bittinger said the process was restarted due to concerns raised by members of SGA that the officers were biased in decision-making following the internal release of who would be recommended for the positions.
“In our decision making, we were joined by our adviser, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Barry McClanahan, to ensure this process was impartial,” Bittinger said.
However, Bittinger said concerns were still raised.
The application is now a blind application with specific questions, according to Bittinger.
“We will have no idea who wrote what,” he said.
Four applicants from the original process are being considered, according to Bittinger.
Bittinger said, “The ERC will still oversee the applications, and will still make a formal nomination at our next formal [meeting].”
SGA’s next formal meeting, which is scheduled for Oct. 17.
“It cannot be stressed enough that, just as last time, our adviser will be in the room to ensure no decision is made off of personal reasons,” Bittinger said.