SUUSA Senate: 2/8/2018

The SUUSA Senate met for their weekly Thursday meeting at 11:30 a.m. in the Sterling R. Church Auditorium.

The meeting began with Executive Board reports. SUUSA President Hayden Carroll first reported on the Leavitt Center Panel SUUSA attended last week, and the President’s Council on Monday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. for the Midterm Policy Grade change.

Vice President of Academics Parker Hess then asked who may attend the President’s Council, and Vice President of Finance D’Mia Lamar reported the Executive Council and advisors will meet this week to discuss budgets.

Following was Committee Reports and Senator Reports; notably Upper Division Senator Jeremy Osborne announced the Tobacco/Smoke-Free Campus ad HOC committee will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m.

The Senate then moved to Old Business. They discussed funding the American College of Dance Association (ACDA), which are part of the dance department selected by professors to attend the competition. The Senate discussed this funding request last meeting. The Senate funded the ACDA $1440.00 with one dissenting vote and one abstention.

The Senate then moved to new business. They ratified and gave the oath of office to Michael Flesher, the new non-traditional representative, who replaced Deann Ojeda. The Senate unanimously ratified him.

Following, Carroll gave several items of new business, including a request for changes to the commencement, who were sent home and asked to discuss with constituents, and the announcement for the SUUSA End of the Year dinner on April 26.

The final Senate meeting will be canceled for the dinner.

Carroll then announced the Senate’s nomination for the organization of the year from the Thunderbird Awards.

He then asked Senate members to participate in a focus group from the Board of Regents on Feb. 23 at noon.

After a meeting less than 30 minutes in length, Senate adjourned. Click here to view the entire Senate meeting.

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Andrew Leavitt