Presidents’ meeting to call for student input

By Matt Gilbert

Student-run organizations take note: there is going to be a mandatory president’s meeting tonight at 9 p.m. in the Heritage Room of the Holmes Student Center.

Attendance at the meeting is required. Presidents of organizations who do not attend at least two out of the three presidents meetings this semester will have their organization’s recognition suspended for the first two weeks of next semester.

The meeting, sponsored and run by the Student Association, requires presidents of organizations and any other interested students who want to touch base with the SA and members of the administration to attend.

The meeting’s guest speaker will be Michelle Emmett, director of University Programming and Activities (UP&A) and Faculty Adviser for the SA. Emmett will speak on ways to increase student involvement on campus. Her time also will contain a question and answer period, according to SA Vice President Dave Gonzalez. Gonzalez is in charge of organizing the meeting.

“You can’t expect a staff of 15 or 16 individuals to know exactly what’s affecting everybody on campus. We need feedback from students,” Gonzalez said. “That’s the important thing. That’s why we want things like this.”

Gonzalez stressed the importance of the people in charge of organizations on campus. “Because they are in involved in campus and know what their membership’s feelings are, they can bring their issues to the SA.

“It provides students a perfect opportunity not only to meet us and learn more about the SA but to meet somebody in the administration who knows what’s going on on-campus,” he said.

Gonzalez plans to discuss the various on-campus construction projects. “Where they stand at this level, what percentage of each project is complete and how far we have to go. Along with that comes some of the side effects of the construction projects such as the bus system and where to park.”

Gonzalez said SA President Abe Andrzejewski will give a report from the parking committee, and SA Mass Transit Board Chair Charlotte Chambers will report on the bus system.