UB Student Association looking to fill vacant senate seat
Open position left by Soliman’s resignation
The Student Association Senate is looking to fill the vacant senate seat left after the resignation of former senator Yaser Soliman.
Any undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 is eligible to apply for the position online. The main responsibilities of a senator are to vote on club grant requests and the SA budget. A committee will select one of the applicants for the position.
The chair, 12 senators and six council coordinators make up the voting body of the senate, but the senate has been with only 11 senators since Soliman resigned after the chair election controversy last October. Soliman lost the election for chair, but SA President Minahil Khan did not follow election procedures and SA’s attorney later deemed the election invalid. Khan was acting with advice from the SA professional staff and maintains she did not try to influence the election against Soliman.
The deadline to apply for the open senate position is Feb. 15 at 5 p.m.