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SA Senate appoints Gracie McDowell as new vice president

The current vice president, Sammi Pang, is graduating early and stepping down

<p>It remains unclear exactly when McDowell will become the vice president.&nbsp;</p>

It remains unclear exactly when McDowell will become the vice president. 

Gracie McDowell will assume the vice presidency of the undergraduate Student Association (SA) for the remainder of the 2023-24 academic year. The current vice president, Sammi Pang, graduates at the end of the fall semester.

McDowell became SA’s club services director this year, and SA President Becky Paul-Odionhin estimated she has worked in the club services department since 2021. As club services director, McDowell works closely with Pang and communicates with club leaders. 

“She’s able to do the role, she’s working very closely with Sammi already, and I wouldn’t necessarily have to train someone new or do two different jobs,” Paul-Odionhin said.

The SA Senate approved McDowell’s appointment in a 13-0 vote Friday evening. After the vote, several senators applauded.

SA has not determined when McDowell will take office, Paul-Odionhin said, but she will assume the position when Pang graduates or resigns.

Pang was in a class Friday night and could not attend the meeting.

Paul-Odionhin declined to comment to The Spectrum.

McDowell and Pang did not respond to requests for comment in time for publication.

Sol Hauser is a news editor and can be reached at sol.hauser@ubspectrum.com 

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