SA vice president to resign

By Rebecca Bahr

Student Association Vice President Tanya Smith is resigning next month to focus on “academics and post-graduation life.”

Smith said she will officially leave office April 1 following the spring election, but will be available to assist the new vice president with the transition.

“I have dedicated nearly four years of my personal time, energy and effort to the students on this campus and the SA,” Smith said in a letter to the senate.

“Any senator that knows I’ve been thinking of resigning knows that I’ve being very generous in giving my personal time to the SA,” Smith said.

Sen. Henry Treftz said the vice president had discussed leaving the SA in January, but Smith said there are several reasons for her resignation so late in the school year.

“I wanted to leave on a positive, upbeat note,” Smith said.

As chairman of the Internal Affairs Committee, Smith said it was important for her to finish several projects in the works.

Sen. Mike Ruderman, who with other senators attempted to impeach Smith last semester, said Smith is being very fair in resigning by not “playing lame duck for the rest of the semester.”