By Jonathan Smith, Editor in Chief
The Students’ Association passed its first resolution of the 81st Congress on Wednesday in its second meeting of the year. Congress voted unanimously to recognize the Welcome Week co-chairs and steering committee for the work they did.
“It is a very exhaustive job,” said Sen. Missy Mae Walters, senior political science major from Abilene and co-author of the resolution. “I want to make sure that they feel appreciated.”
Layne Rouse, executive president of SA, said he would be meeting with Dr. Dwayne VanRheenen, provost, about making a minor in leadership available to students. So far, Rouse said he has looked through the student catalogue and selected all the classes that have to do with developing leadership skills.
“There’s so many different classes that have leadership aspects to them, but there’s not any kind of track for students to follow if they want to specifically target their leadership skills,” Rouse said after the meeting.
He said he began meeting with VanRheenen and Jan Meyer, director of student leadership development, during the summer and will continue the meetings this semester.
Rouse said they still need to determine which department would house the minor or if it would be cross several departments. He also said Meyer and Dr. Charles Mattis, dean of the First-Year Program, could start a lower level class centering on leadership.
Sarah Woodroof, executive secretary for SA, announced which committees members would serve on. As representatives, members of Congress are assigned to one of six committees.