The Student Government Association has lost four of its members in the past two weeks.
SGA announced the resignation of three members during its meeting on Jan. 26.
Sky Lux, the SGA director of finance, resigned after serving for the entire fall semester. Lux cited his class workload as the primary reason for leaving office.
“He was very honest and very open,” SGA President Daniel Hager said. “He said ‘I could stick with this position but I would not be able to give it my all with everything that’s going on.’ I applaud him for doing it early in the semester, before we got too far into it, because this is operative time for me to find a replacement.”
Hager named Brandon Grieshaber to the position on Feb. 2. The appointment was unanimously approved by the SGA.
“The eagerness for the position that he brought forward made him a very desirable candidate,” Hager said. “It was a tough decision… I knew Brandon’s history and his accountability.”
Grieshaber was an SGA senator the past two years, but had’t been serving this year because of schedule conflicts. However, with his new role, those conflicts are ironed out.
“I feel that my qualifications allow me to efficiently and effectively manage the committee, so we can give students as well as organizations a fair assessment and ensure that the students’ money is being spent properly for the purpose of advancing the student body,” Grieshaber said.
Grieshaber, a biology major, is a member of Preprofessional Club, Beta Beta Beta, the Catholic Newman Center and he helps with the Alchemist Club.
Senators Felecia Voss and Brooke Bernhardt have both turned in letters of resignation as well. The Senate accepted each of their resignations.
“Senators seem to cycle frequently, more so at the beginning or end of the semester,” Hager said.
Voss suffered an injury to her leg and is unable to attend class on campus and is only doing online classes for the current semester.
Bernhardt has class conflicts that were going to hamper her ability to attend meetings.
“Senator Bernhardt has classes at the time of SGA meetings and FFC meetings so she will be unable to participate,” Hager said. “Both senators will be greatly missed.”
New senators will be sought to replace the departed.
To apply to be an SGA senator, a student must attend three SGA Senate meetings and meet the GPA requirements. The Senate will then vote on new senators.
“Even though we have two spots opened up recently, we have a couple other spots already opened. If any students are interested, I encourage them to come to at least one meeting,” Hager said.
The third senator the SGA is losing is DaVion Huey. Huey’s departure was announced at the Feb. 2 meeting.