The Student Government Association held its final meeting of the Fall semester on Nov. 18, in the Naugle Hall conference room. The public meetings throughout the semester have been held in various locations on campus.
“I would like to get some feedback as to how to make it [the meetings] more student centered in the future,” Riley Brown, SGA President said. Brown explained that the SGA will continue to move locations in the Spring semester.
As the search for a permanent Shippensburg University president begins, the SGA selected a senator to represent to student body in the search. Due to University policy the SGA is required to choose one representative and an alternative representative to the committee. Senator Andrew Hare was chosen as the SGA’s primary representative. The members voted on Skylar Walder, Vice President of External Affairs, as the alternative representative. The two will work closely with one another and the presidential search committee.
The Academic Affair Committee announced that they would start working with the Career, Mentoring and Professional Development Center as the Spring semester begins. “We’ve been noticing that students are not feeling prepared for after graduation… We are trying to see what we can do to connect students to the career center more,” Senator Jordan Newsome-Little said.
The Campus Media Board explained that next semester they are planning a networking event to involve all student media groups. They want the student media groups to reach out to alumni and find guest speakers to coincide with the Communications/Journalism day.
Senator Hare announced that he is working with the Cultural Studies program to conduct a survey of Cultural Studies students to receive feedback on their experience and professors. The survey will also determine those who want to be a part of a Student Advisory Council in the department.
The SGA approved $570 of their budget to be used in the SU Field Hockey pep bus to take students to the Finals game at Millersville University on Nov. 21.
Senator Hare also shared that he witnessed an outlet explode in Grove Hall when a student plugged in their laptop. He checked in with the student and entered a work order.
The SGA will hold public meetings again in the Spring Semester.