SGA appoints multiple committee chairs

Students urged to help others

By Rosanna Aguilera
On January 26, 2017

Photo by Kaitlin Trujillo
New senators for SGA take their oath of office. Seven senators were inducted at SGA’s first meeting in the new year.

The Student Government Association brought in new senators and selected members and non

members of SGA to be in the Election commission.

Alfredo Felipe said that SGA sent out an email saying that students could apply to be a senator.

They had about 20-30 students respond and they selected seven.

The new senators are Karli Raggio, Christian Medina, Duong Thuy Nyugen, Shayna Mullen,

Katherine Dunlap, Esmeralda Noria and Aaron Medina.

Sophomore Raggio said her goal is to get more people involved with activities on campus.

“I’m hoping to bring in people that live off campus more involved in activities on campus,” Raggio said. “You get very busy and don’t really hear about it as much, just definitely advocate for those people.”

Raggio said she is a communications major and enjoys public speaking.

“I hope to help with advertizing and just getting the word out to everybody,” Raggio said.

Senior Medina said his plan is to introduce some “new, unique” solutions that address the

problems that the individual students have.

“I work with housing so I get a lot of the individual problems that the students don’t know where to talk to about, don’t know where to go to,” Medina said “I think being on SGA is a good way to present those problems and solutions for campus.”

Medina said he has already gotten some positive feedback from a couple of the ideas he has put forward.

The new election commissioners that were selected were SGA members Alfredo Felipe, Alex Holguin, Jessica Gambrell, Kasey Smith and non SGA members, Chris Cage, Pete Ortega.

“In that commission we are going to observe and make sure all rules are followed for the election,” Vice President Felipe said.

Senior Cage said he is involved in many organizations on campus and is excited to be a part of SGA as well.

“I plan to have an impartial, unbiased view on everything, on people that are running,” Cage said.

Cage said whether it is unopposed or if people are running, he’ll be there “to pass judgement as needed.”

Graduate student Ortega said if the group needs any outside, unbiased perspective, “I’m the one they talk to.”

Ortega said he has no problem doing this new position.

“I’m hoping that they made the right decision, I feel that they did,” Ortega said.

At the meeting the group also went over two bills, Bill 88.01 and 88.02, as well as their budget for this semester and events coming up on their schedule.

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