SA Senate votes Judy Mai as vice president
On Sunday, the Student Association Senate unanimously approved Judy Mai as SA vice president - 13 senate members voted yes and four were not present.
Lyle Selsky, the former SA vice president, resigned from his position on Jan. 22, citing family matters as the reason.
Mai, a senior health and human services major, has worked in SA for four years - she has been an office manager, senior office manager and clubs services director. She ran for president in 2012.
She is looking forward to working with SA President Sam McMahon and Treasurer Siddhant Chhabria. She is excited to be officially approved and felt she was in a "lull" since McMahon appointed her as interim vice president on Jan. 23.
"For the past week, we've been very diligent and we just finished our club orientation," Mai said. "Now we can get into helping clubs fulfill requirements and getting temp clubs all set - just really picking things up where it was left off and getting them done in a timely manner."
Myriam Diomande, a junior communication major and former assistant to the vice president, will take over Mai's previous job as senior office manager. No one will fill the Diomande's former position.
McMahon said appointing Mai was "the right decision."
"She's been with SA for four years so she has all the experience," McMahon said. "She's a graduating senior, so it doesn't politically interfere. It's just a really good fit for the organization. I'm excited."
The Senate, which met for the first time this semester on Sunday, also approved the Jewish Student Union (JSU) for a grant of $600 to pay for a speaker event with Tamir Goodman - a former Jewish Division I basketball player known as the "Jewish Jordan."
JSU initially had asked for $1,000, but the Senate felt JSU was capable of fundraising the rest of the necessary money. The motion for the $600 grant passed with unanimous consent with funds from the co-sponsorship line.
This semester, Senate meetings are scheduled every other Saturday starting Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. in 250 Student Union.
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