Student Government Association Hopes to Efficiently Spend Money

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Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 9:41 PM
Student Government Association Hopes to Efficiently Spend Money by Andy Vest

The Edinboro University Student Government Association met Monday night, and reviewed topics discussed before spring break. The meeting was focused on the 3rd Annual Student Leadership Conference and budgeting of funds.

The new business of the EUSGA was over the funds balance proposal. SGA President, William Galt announced that the account has over $1 million, which is basically a “very large pot of student funds that has built up over the years.” Their job now is to spend the money as efficiently as possible, which, as was explained in the meeting, has not been accomplished over the past 10 years.

In order to take care of this, EUSGA is taking requests on proposals from all over the university. The proposals are being sent in through BoroSync, where the executive board will narrow down the requests to a manageable number.

The EUSGA is looking at proposals that will have the greater impact on students and the availability to students. They hope these funds will become reinvested for students as long-term opportunities.

The deadline for the proposals is Monday, March 21, 2016.

Finance director, Tyler Jemetz, wanted it to be known, that since this is a great opportunity for the students to have a say in where this money goes, to come to these meetings, which are free to the public, and voice their opinion.

Also at the meeting, vice president, Rachael Pollard, announced that Ryan Bizzaro, member of the Pennsylvania House of Representative, has agreed to be the key speaker at the leadership conference, which will be held on Sunday, April 10, 2016. The conference will begin at 10 a.m. in the Pogue Student Center MPR A. The theme of the conference this year is, “How To Adult,” and the EUSGA has hopes that he will help draw in more people that may be interested in joining.

The group also reviewed suggestions about spreading awareness of their conference by the use of social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as obtaining more potential public speakers.

Parliamentarian, Bethany Scott, announced before spring break she reviewed the folder on Chi Alpha, a group that was suspended two years ago, who have asked to regain recognition. Chi Alpha met with Scott and Dr. Kahan Sablo and they decided to write an appeal on regaining the group’s recognition.

The constitutional review committee announced they have motioned and granted the appeal of the men’s volleyball team to maintain their recognition. They also reviewed the candidates for this year’s presidential election as well as the group’s recommendations on their constitution draft.

Andy Vest is a Senior Staff Writer for The Spectator.

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