SGA Senate meetings put on hold for workshops

Lester Duhé

Loyola’s Student Government will be trading their weekly senate meetings for workshops during the first two weeks of the semester.

Led by their newly elected President Bud Sheppard and Vice President Nate Ryther, the SGA senators are optimistic and excited about the new school year, according to Amy Pirtle, political science junior and College of Social Sciences senator.

For the first two weeks of school, instead of holding their Wednesday senate meetings, the Senators will participate in different preparatory workshops.

“The two senate workshops that will take place are a way for Senate to plan and prepare for the year so that we are able to be most effective at helping the student body,” Ryther said.

According to Ryther, the SGA has had a smooth transition into the new school year.

“Our executive staff has been planning through the summer to make sure this year is as productive as possible,” Ryther said.

While the first official senate meeting won’t be held until Sept. 10, the SGA members are looking forward to working with one another.

“I am really looking forward to getting to know and work with my senators,” Ryther said. “We already have a great group of people in the senate, and I know that we will work hard to make sure that the student body is taken care of and that their voices are heard.

Pirtle said the elected senators have already met with Ryther to prepare themselves for the year.

“We want students to feel comfortable reaching out to SGA because, after all, we, by being elected, do work for them,” Pirtle said.