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    SGA initiates discussion regarding different adviser

    Student Government Association discussed a possible change of adviser for the 2009-2010 academic year at the senate meeting April 14.

    A decision was not reached at that time, so an “emergency session” was called, and the vote will be held April 19 at 7 p.m.

    According to SGA president Cade Cypriano, political science senior, four candidates have been nominated for the position: Christopher Cameron, director of Co-Curricular Programs; Roger White, vice provost of Academic Affairs; the Rev. Ted Dziak, S.J., vice president of Mission and Ministry; and David Robinson-Morris, Jr., associate director of Alumni/Parent Relations.

    Currently, Cameron is SGA’s adviser and has held the position since 1999.

    When the SGA Constitution was revised in March, changes were made to “Article XIII: Consultation and Managerial Responsibility.” The new article states:

    “The Student Government Association shall regularly report to and consult with the Vice President of Student Affairs. A three-fourths (3/4) vote of the Senate can express a vote of ‘no confidence’ in the Vice-President of Student Affairs.

    “A three-fourths (3/4) vote of the Senate can transfer all managerial duties as according to the bylaws from the Vice-President of Student Affairs onto an administrator of the Senate’s choice. The judicial branch shall operate in consultation with the university judicial officer, taking his/her directions under advisement.”

    This means if the vice president of Student Affairs (who is automatically adviser by default) does not get a majority vote of confidence from the Senate, that body is able to vote in a replacement.

    The adviser must be a university administrator.

    David Zoller, president-elect for the College of Social Sciences and political science junior, brought the motion to SGA to vote on an adviser.

    “It was basically done so we could take the opportunity to implement the revision in the (SGA) constitution,” Cypriano said.

    Jaune Jackson can be reached at [email protected].


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