The Student Government Association (SGA) discussed the Strategic Planning Committee as well as a couple of upcoming campus events at its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
The Strategic Planning Committee is comprised of the college administration and student, faculty and staff representatives. Sarah Bartz was appointed by the SGA to fill the student representative position.
The SGA has been discussing whether or not to request a second student representative on the committee. Ideally, they would like diverse representation on the committee, such as one male and one female representative who are at different stages of their college careers. It was noted that many other important committees have at least two student representatives, while the Strategic Planning Committee only has one.
The SGA is now in the process of drafting an official request for additional representatives after a motion was made last week in favor of this action. To have another student representative opening on the committee, the request will have to pass a faculty vote.
Another topic of discussion was the Morning on the Green. At the last meeting, the SGA decided that they would once again run a pancake stand. Last year pancakes were made by religion professor Rod Spidahl, but this year the SGA was given the option of having Sodexho make the pancakes. The pros and cons were weighed, and the decision eventually fell in favor of Spidahl.
The SGA also discussed the Activities Fair being held on Monday, Sept. 14. A vote was held, and a motion was approved to have an SGA booth present at the fair again this year.
Meagan McDougall, the newly elected freshman class representative, and sophomore Holly Lawrence, a new at-large student representative, were also introduced and welcomed on to the SGA.