Students’ Association is using congress to its full potential. Members are still being elected into the association.
The congress is almost to its full membership of 47 members, with just five more members needing to be appointed.
Rodney Johnson, junior finance major and executive vice president of SA from Odessa, said he is confident in the ability of congress to fill its ranks this year.
When questioned about what a full congress would provide, Johnson said, “It’s a more accurate presentation of what the student body wants. It is an assurance that each department, each building and each student is represented to the best of our ability.”
The last time SA had a complete congress was more than two years ago.
Johnson said spots open for election are Sikes Hall representation, senior vice president and senior treasurer. Although, he said he had meetings with students interested in the positions who are qualified for the elected positions.
Six members were elected into congress in Wednesday’s meeting:
- Austin Ray, junior kinesiology major from Allen, will be representing the Student Recreation Center.
- Brian Myer, math teaching major from St. Louis, Mo., will be representing Mabee Hall.
- Benson Orr, freshman biochemistry major from North Richland Hills, will be representing Mabee Hall.
- Nia Tyler, freshman accounting major from Dallas, will be representing McDonald Hall.
- Kealey Fabian, junior biochemistry major from San Antonio, will be representing Foster Science Building.
- Judith Dran, junior nursing major from McAllen, will be representing Zona Luce.
“The amount of interest in SA is kind of correlated to the way we move on and how big we move,” Johnson said. “I think that with the coverage we have this year, things will get done and people will notice that congress is here for them and that it’s an excellent opportunity to make an impact.”
Elected officers absent from the meeting were Diamond Cobb, Itzel Alba, Stephen Martin, Chuknuma Oputa, David Sanderson and Fabiola Vargas.