SGA looks to fill vacant seats

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SGA is working on to fill a number of vacant Senate seats.
After the SGA elections last spring, ten senators were elected, leaving another ten possible senate seats unfilled. The number of vacant seats rose again when two senators left Senate to join the Fuson/Christensen Administration’s Executive Board.
Over the past two meetings of this year, Ravyn Highsmith and Mary Branson have been appointed as two of SGA’s newest senators, bringing the total number to eight. Open senate seats still remain however.
SGA President Kyle Fuson is optimistic that SGA will be full in the coming weeks.
“Hopefully by the end of next week, we’ll have enough senators to have a full senate and if not, hopefully it’ll be the following week, so I think it’s looking really well for us,” Fuson said.
Currently, there are about six potential senatorial candidates in the process of being appointed, leaving an additional six seats open. Fuson said that the candidates that he has met with are eager to help Missouri Western.
“Based on the potential senators I have met with, they are very enthusiastic and they are eager to get out there to help students. A few of them didn’t know exactly how SGA operated, but they wanted to make an impact on the university and I think that is the most important thing,” Fuson said. “We can teach them Robert’s Rules and we can teach them proper procedure, but the passion and the willingness to go out there and do something for the university, I think, makes them a great candidate.”
In order to become a senator, one must be a full-time student with a 2.25 cumulative GPA, be in good standing with the university and attend at least three SGA meetings.
For more information on SGA, stop by the SGA Office in upstairs Blum or visit the SGA website online.