At the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting Oct. 23, President Melissa Escobar asked approval to appoint a new executive secretary, a position that has remained vacant for the majority of the year.
Lolita Muñoz was nominated for the position and was questioned by the senate. After a grueling and rigorous questioning, Muñoz was approved unanimously.
President Escobar then announced that Chief Bryan Golden, head of the ABAC Police Department, would be attending the meeting Oct. 30 to answer any questions that may be presented. Anyone with questions on parking or public safety issues can attend this meeting and raise their concerns.
The Student Affairs Committee reported on the upcoming Stallion Day and the “Trunk or Treat” event. External affairs reported on its efforts and planning for Campout for the Homeless on Nov. 15 and 16.
Attorney General Pedro Escobar reported on the number of Student Judiciary cases. There were 17 cases in the traffic court, all of which were denied, and two cases in the Judicial Court, also denied.
The Chief of Staff chastised the senators to attend their office hours, which they had signed up for. A list of office hours are available on the Office of Student Leadership's door in Branch Student Center.
The newly appointed Executive Secretary then reported that the Office of Students has not yet made any of this year’s Student Activity Fee Budget available to the SGA Executive Board.
Parliamentarian Conor Dunn reported on a retreat for the new senators and executive board members to train them in parliamentary procedure and other professional developments.
Senators approved a budget for Campout for the Homeless that is not to exceed $150. The meeting was adjourned just after 6:30 p.m.