SGA senator steps up to fill vacancy in student government.
By Jerico Magallanes
Pre-nursing sophomore Jennifer Dominguez has stepped up to her new role as president of Student Government Association at Northwest Vista College in wake of the transferring of former President John Overmeyer and Vice President Juana “Janie” Contreras.
Dominguez said it was “surprising because he said that he might be transferring. So originally, he was going to be the president for this semester, but that officially makes me the president now.”
“I’m very prepared and more than confident with the responsibility of this new position,” Dominguez said. “I really have John Overmeyer to thank because I had the opportunity to shadow him and learn better leadership skills.”
Overmeyer transferred to Texas A&M-San Antonio, and Contreras transferred to the University of Texas at San Antonio at the beginning of the spring semester.
Dominguez, formerly senator of curriculum and instruction, was originally slated to be vice president but when Contreras transferred, Dominguez moved up two positions.
Dominguez said they are looking for candidates for vice president and a student trustee.
Dominguez endorsed senator of public relations Melissa Ortiz for vice president, saying, “I think she’s the most experienced we have.”
Despite Ortiz’s experience, Dominguez said, “I don’t know if she wants that responsibility.”
Dominguez said Ortiz enjoys her current duties. “I think she prefers doing that anyway.”
Dominguez has been involved with SGA for four semesters, originally applying as student trustee but that was awarded to Sami Adames. Dominguez was then nominated as senator of curriculum and instruction.
“I guess I wanted more responsibility,” Dominguez said about her initial involvement with SGA.
NVC’s SGA hosted an Involvement Fair Feb. 3-4 to boost SGA interest.
Dominguez participated in the Student District Council meeting where she brought up student issues such as parking and advising.
Dominguez has been attending NVC for two years and plans on transferring to the University of Texas Health Science Center in the fall.
NVC’s student government meets 12:30-1:30 p.m. every Friday in the conference room of Live Oak Hall.
For information, email Dominguez at email@example.com.