SG Committees forward VP and five senator appointments to Senate, pass $8,180 request for Wellness Center

Jeremy Collard

Chief of Staff Jordan Wilson qualifies himself to the Government Oversight Committee for the position of Student Body Vice President.  Photo by Michael Herrera
Chief of Staff Jordan Wilson qualifies himself to the Government Oversight Committee for the position of Student Body Vice President.
Photo by Michael Herrera

Student Government (SG) Senate committees approved a new vice president and passed a funding request from the Wellness Center in the first committee meetings of the fall on Aug. 31. All of the Senate committees met quorum to vote except for the Constitutions and Statutes Committee (CSC).

Voting members of the Government Oversight Committee (GOC) unanimously voted to forward vice president appointee Jordan Wilson to Senate for approval in a 3-0-0 vote. The decision put President Hailey Guerra’s choice for VP one step closer to taking office.

The Senate will make the final vote to place Wilson in office Sept. 14 when Senate reconvenes after the Labor Day holiday.

Five senatorial appointments were also approved by the Oversight Committee, and will proceed to the Senate floor at its next meeting for approval.

Chairman Troy Bottom announced account totals for the 2015-2016 fiscal year during the Budget and Allocations Committee (BAC) meeting with travel request funds currently resting at $26,310, special requests at $112,913.07 and salary reserves at $38,060.82. After Treasurer Cameron Duffy presented an encumbrance bill, which was passed unanimously, the special requests total dropped to $104,732.89.

The $8,180.18 request was pulled from special requests to cover a Wellness Center equipment purchase from last fiscal year. According to Duffy, the center was in full compliance at the time of purchase. However, the equipment did not arrive before the end of the fiscal year thus requiring Senate action. A reimbursement from the Fund Balance back to the Special Requests balance may occur later in the year.

University Student Affairs Committee (USAC) Chairwoman Cassidy Keefe led a discussion on the July 2015 Osprey Voice results, with committee members who voiced their concerns over the wording of the questions. The Student Affairs Committee also discussed the upcoming Osprey Voice questions to be presented this September.

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