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Student Government Association announces officers

by Melissa Lacas
Public Relations
The Student Government Association (SGA) has announced its officer positions for 2009-10. The SGA officers comprise the MUSC SGA Executive Committee and demonstrate responsibility, productivity and time commitment of serving fellow students and enhancing the campus environment.

President: Sheldon Bates
“As I served as SGA president this year, the SGA has, among other things, advocated for improvement of interprofessional initiatives, obtained 550 parking spaces in the Bee Street Garage, initiated an open forum for student concerns and conveyed these concerns to the State Legislature.”
In his second term, Bates will chair the Student Welfare Committee, plan and conduct SGA elections, and keep in close contact with Student Programs staff.

Academic Vice President: Tyler Pierce
“While chairing the University Honor Council, I worked tirelessly to enhance and promote MUSC’s honor code, as well as bring all six colleges under the same honor code once again.”
 In his second term, Pierce will assist the president with management of the SGA, serve as parliamentarian, chair the Academic Affairs Committee, chair the University Honor Council while managing the University Honor Code, and plan and conduct a constitutional review at least every two years.

Program Vice President: Andrea Boan
“The SGA Oyster Roast was one of the largest, most successful events in SGA history and I plan to set the bar even higher for next year by incorporating your comments and suggestions to continue to enrich the value of these events.”
In her second term, Boan will attend all events, communicate with college and student organization leaders to assure effective calendar planning, be the official representative of the student body on the Cultural Projects Council and make arrangements for the annual MUSC SGA Fall Retreat.

Secretary: Meg Croom
“I firmly believe that my past leadership experiences will be a great asset to our student body and that I will be able to bring many new ideas to our university’s Student Government. I am excited to serve as secretary and to continue to inspire an interprofessional relationship between the colleges.”
Croom will maintain all official records of SGA on the SGA computer, including membership, rosters, agendas and minutes, notify SGA representatives of scheduled meetings, take roll and manage the attendance policy, handle all SGA correspondence and the posting of minutes, help plan and execute the Clarion competition and be responsible for the accuracy and effectiveness of SGA’s organizational Web page.

Treasurer: John Brandt
“While you might not see everything the SGA does on and off campus, I can assure you that this organization is working diligently to serve the student body in any and all ways necessary. The SGA has a track record of financial responsibility and staying within budget year after year. I want to continue this trend while making sure that the SGA uses all its resources in the most efficient ways possible.”
As SGA treasurer, Brandt will manage all fiscal affairs of the SGA including establishing an annual budget, maintain financial records and deposit and expend university funds, make financial reports at SGA meetings, chair the Service Committee, coordinate group service projects and maintain service hour records.
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Friday, May 8, 2009

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