The final meeting for Student Government Senate included the last bills of the semester and closing announcements from Speaker of the Senate Josh Zuchniarz.
Zuchniarz announced that he and Henson Destine, the speaker pro tempore, hope to start raising awareness of Senate by preparing over the summer.
The Senate passed a bill by unanimous consent that appoints a unique population seat for the veteran student population. This gives them one seat alongside the transfer students, who have three unique population seats. Although the veteran students have a seat as the Veteran Students Organization (VSO), organization seats are up for review in the fall. Zuchniarz said that the ideal decision would be to remove the VSO seat, as it will be covered through the new unique population seat.
“The decision was very lop-sided, in favor of ‘Yes,’” Zuchniarz said about the position.
The Senate passed a bill to allocate additional funds for the Public Relations Committee and a new Involvement Board.
The new chairs and vice chairs for each committee were announced in Senate as follows:
Academic Affairs: chair, Sarah Betancourt; vice chair, George Liu
Policy and Finance: chair, Ritika Malkani; vice chair, Sandeep Dhingra
University Affairs: chair, David Mejia; vice chair, Milind Khurana
Public Relations: chair, Emmy Savidge; vice chair, Revanth Boda
Hug the Lake is this Friday at 12:05 p.m.
The new ECO Agency co-director is Jessica Deaver.