Anthony Plumberg, previous Student Government Association Vice President of Campus Outreach resigned from his position due to personal reasons at the SGA regular senate meeting on Monday.
According to Plumberg, he felt that it wouldn’t be right to take on such a high position in SGA if he couldn’t faithfully devote his time to the organization.
“I just want to say I’m sorry that I couldn’t take on my responsibilities effectively. There are just some things that come up in your life that you have no control over, but I have to take care of myself and if that means resigning to make myself and this organization better, I will do that,” Plumberg said. “That doesn’t mean I’m not going to be around. I’m still going to be here to help everyone the best I know how.”
In the search of a new vice president of campus outreach, Plumberg suggested that Building B Senator, Aimee Albright be elected to take on the position.
After a unanimous vote, SGA chose to untable the motion of adding credit card readers to vending machines.
Vice President of Financial Affairs, Baylee Childress, expressed to the senate how beneficial adding the credit card readers would be to the campus.
“I just want to say that we went over this in my committee meeting and we all agreed that this was a very good and effective idea. It would bring in a lot of revenue and it only charges a 5 percent fee, which isn’t that bad,” Childress said. “I would really suggest passing this motion because I think that it will help us all in the long run.”
Dr. Pease Hernandez, SGA advisor, expressed her concern about security at the Robert M. Smith Student Center during homecoming. Some students expressed to her that they felt targeted by security during the duration of the party. Pease-Hernandez encouraged SGA to form a committee to examine the claims and also to get student’s input about homecoming security.
Mark Turnley, certified public accountant, spoke at the meeting about the financial audit for the 2013-2014 school year. Turnley mentioned that he has no disagreements with any decisions made in the area of finances throughout the audit.
The Law Society was granted $228 for travel expenses to a law school fair at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. The Amnesty Club was also granted $315.14 to help fund their Michael Brown memorial and the Winter Guard team was granted $480 to pay for travels costs to their competitions.
President of the SRU Student Veterans Association, John Beckage spoke on behalf of the organization, asking for $8,000 in funding for their association in order to bring more speakers to campus. SGA motioned to approve the request for the grant.
Blake Kramer was elected Building D Senator. Mattie Morgan, Tabitha Giacalone, and Rachelle Gove were elected freshmen senators and Anthony Plumberg was welcomed back onto the senate as commuter senator.
Commuter Senator, Jessica Horgos was named “liter” of the week.
The next meeting will take place on Oct. 13 at 8:45 p.m. in the theater of the Robert M. Smith Student Center.