SGA treasurer steps down

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Student Government Association Treasurer Laura Belalcazar is switching positions with commissioner Ariel Reynolds, Belalcazar announced during the Oct. 1 meeting in the craft room of Loftin Student Center.

Wong said after the announcement Belalcazar had other responsibilities in addition to student government.

Belalcazar is the president of the Criminal Justice Student Association and host of the SAC in the City fashion show, an event scheduled Nov. 14 by the office of student life.

Wong said the decision was made during a previous executive session.

Wong said Tuesday he wanted Reynolds and Belalcazar to accept their new titles before the announcement.

Wong said Tuesday that Reynolds was appointed treasurer because she was the only commissioner elected by students in May.

Reynolds received 120 votes while running unopposed for the commissioner position.

In other news, one Student Senate representative attended the meeting.

Speech communication sophomore James Riebeling was appointed by fine arts chair Jeff Hunt to serve on the senate.

The senate is a new organization sponsored by SGA to broaden participation in student governance, Wong said Sept. 11 at College Council. Senators will be appointed by department chairs and will operate under the supervision of commissioner Keely Ross.

No other senators attended the meeting.

In other news, human services sophomore Jeff Schnoor volunteered to join the Student Activity Fee Committee.

During the meeting, SGA announced the need to fill vacant seats on the committee.

The committee is composed of five students, two alternate students and four faculty or staff members.

Members decide on the allocation of funds collected from the student activity fee for which students pay $1 per semester hour.

Wong said Tuesday he is reviewing a list of other potential participants, but Schnoor is a strong candidate. SGA appoints the student members.

SGA moved into an executive session after the public meeting Oct. 1. Wong said he believes executive sessions are necessary to prepare for future meetings.

Wong said executive sessions are not used to withhold information from the public.

According to Bylaw 11 of the SGA constitution, “The president of the Student Government Association, at his or her discretion, may call the SGA into a closed session to discuss issues of a sensitive subject. The president may allow others into the session with simple majority consent of the SGA Commission.”

For more information, call SGA at 210-486-0133.


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