SGA looks to hire

Two leadership development positions available

By Briana Martinez
On November 9, 2012

     The Student Government Association began taking applications Nov. 1 for two highly coveted student positions within higher education.

     The search is for the next student-regent of the Texas Tech University System and student representative to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board student body President Hector Romo said. Both positions offer students a once in a lifetime leadership opportunity.
While both positions are sought after, there is a considerable difference between the two, Romo said.

     "The student regent represents the students in the Texas Tech University System," Romo said.  "The student representative represents all the students in higher education in the state of Texas."

     The student regent will oversee a lot of money so any experience with budgeting will be essential, Romo said.  The student representative represents all the University Systems throughout Texas, so it covers a great deal of more students.          

     "Both positions are an excellent opportunity to develop leadership skills," Romo said. "Both of these positions are highly desired and are highly prestigious given the fact that they are both appointed by the Governor of Texas."

     Romo said the positions are for students who have good leadership experience and who are greatly involved within the school.  Of the applicants, an evaluation committee will select the top five for each position then submit them to the chancellor who has the final say in who he selects to send to the actual governor's office.

     SGA Vice President Joshua Heimbecker said that once the student applies, their application will be looked over and compared with the other applicants and the ones chosen to be submitted will be the top five of each who best represent our university.  

     In order to apply, the applicant must be currently enrolled and would need to be enrolled for the following semester when the term for the positions will be applied.

     To apply, students can go to SGA page on the campus website.  All applications are due Dec. 19 by noon.

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