Last year, The Students’ Association Treasurer J.P. Ralston made big promises to improve SA’s overall spending. And he did good. But Andrew Tate, junior biology major from Abilene, wants to continue Ralston’s promise, but do even better. If elected, Tate made it his goal to spend 95 percent of the SA budget, holding student groups accountable to make spend more efficiently.
Tate would like to allocate more money toward student groups that are designed for professional development and groups that develop community on campus, rather than serving their own purposes.
And Tate has all the treasurer traits, familiar with SA and managing finances. He currently serves as the vice president of the junior class and serves on the traditions committee. Minoring in business, he understands what specific areas of the budget need improvement. He’s well-versed in money matters and the sort of guy we feel confident in handling our cash.
Chantal Mwiza, sophomore accounting and finance major from Kigali, Rwanda, is also running for treasurer. She has not served with SA, but she did serve as the treasurer for the African Students’ Association. If she is elected she plans to help student groups with fundraising. She is personable, which is a good trait for other positions, but maybe not for treasure.