The first official Student Government Association (SGA) meeting of the 2020-2021 academic year took place on Tuesday, Oct. 13 over WebEx. During the meeting President Adrian Williams gave an update on his health, addressed available positions and talked about projects that SGA will be working on this year.
Williams was discharged from the hospital on Saturday. His kidneys are slowly healing and he no longer needs dialysis, according to Williams.
“I just appreciate everyone working with me, obviously getting hospitalized the day after getting elected is not an ideal scenario for anyone,” said Williams.
Williams told the potential cabinet and senate members who attended the meeting to apply for the open positions listed on Handshake. Along with the application, Williams said that everyone who applies must send in a current resume as well as a short bio about themselves. SGA faculty advisor Courtney Mullins said that applicants need to submit a cover letter as well.
Williams plans to hold interviews by the end of this month.
“It is my goal to get these interviews done as soon as possible so we can have a full staff. The sooner you guys get the handshake applications filled out, the sooner you can be in the positions,” said Williams.
Three projects were introduced at the meeting. The first being Divine Nine plots, with the hopes of setting up plots on campus for each of the nine organizations in the Divine Nine during the spring.
The second project introduced was the Racial Equity Task Force, aimed at addressing and finding a solution towards systematic racism at the university.
The last project that Williams introduced was a “what can we do for you?” survey that he plans on sending out to student organizations to learn what they need from SGA this year.
“I just want to hear the thoughts of campus and a lot of that info that we get back from that survey I plan to give to you all [future senate and cabinet members] and those can sprout some of the projects that we work on this year, campus-wide,” said Williams.
Anyone interested in attending SGA meetings can do so via WebEx on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.