Student Government plans to add a director of student engagement and recruitment position to its executive cabinet in hopes to help bridge the gap between SGA and student organizations.
Past years have shown that although SGA has been a funding mechanism for student organizations, it had failed to partner with them outside of financing. The new position will help establish a strong relationship with student organizations by providing professional guidance, opportunities, and workshops to better develop their effectiveness
Daniel Sherman, a junior business management major, was appointed the position last spring by SGA president Lauren Wasson and vice president Tsion Amare.
“So logistically,” said Sherman, “Some need help budgeting and organizing, and we’d love to help through professional development workshops. Others need help in raising awareness for their group or event, so we want to provide aid with marketing. We’d also like to help by being a bridge to administration since SGA already shares close ties to the administration. In addition to that, we are aware of a lot of pre-existing resources that ACU possesses that many people are not aware of. We want to educate student organizations about those in the hope to save them time and money.”
Additionally, work with the vice president on senator recruitment and maintenance of high activity level on writing intentional legislation will be a main focus of the new position.
Future outlooks on the position are to help connect student organizations of similar goals in hopes to combine their skills to reach greater results.