New student senate elected
Published: Monday, May 28, 2012
Updated: Monday, May 28, 2012 14:05
ASCSM announced the student election results on May 14. Some candidates were re-elected and some new faces will be coming into office for next year.
Paige Kupperberg won the election for student president once again. This is her second year as student president.
“I would love to thank the student body for re-electing me,” said Kupperberg “I have worked extremely hard this year, and am ecstatic to be able to spend another year working for the students of CSM.”
Hayley Sharpe is the new elected student vice president. She held a senate position of Vice Chair last school year and is excited for the step up. She hopes to continue to lead senate meetings and encourage all students to give suggestions.
“I want to make sure everyone has a chance to be heard” said Sharpe “We look at everything in a non biased manner.”
The senate operates based on student needs, and in order to function, they need students to speak up.
“Make sure you’re vocal because the senate only works well with input. You don’t have to be a senator to be involved.”
Students also voted to replace the current version of the constitution with the revised constitution. The new constitution revision consists of changes to ASCSM’s committees. The biggest change is the elimination of the associate position and the number of senators.
“It used to be one senator for every 500 students, but with the new constitution, there is one senator for every 600 students, cutting the positions to 18.” said Sharpe.
“We have eliminated the associate position, and have condensed our committees into 2 committees, advocacy and programs & services,” said Kupperberg. “Instead of having associates, at large students will have the opportunity to be appointed to a committee and get directly involved in events, planning, and advocating, and will have a better time focusing on what they are interested within senate.”
Along with the other changes, new rules regarding the impeachment process has been adapted.
The new impeachment process is more streamlined explained Sharpe. The new constitution also takes away the student president’s veto powers. This makes senate decisions final unless appealed.