SG elects new Senate leadership

As part of exchanging the gavel, the Student Government (SG) Senate held two meetings on Tuesday night. The first finished up the 56th term while the second introduced the 57th term senators. The new senators stepped up to the plate to elect the main leadership for next term’s legislative branch.

 

Senate President: Aladdin Hiba

Position Role: The Senate President is responsible for overseeing all operations of Senate and represents Senate to outside entities

Major: Biomedical Sciences

Year: Third year student, hoping to attend USF Medical School

Time in SG: Third term

Former SG positions: Senator, Parliamentarian

 

Senate President Pro Tempore: Jessica Vanek

Position Role: The Senate President Pro Tempore helps the Senate President, maintains the SG website and manages committee membership

Major: Political Sciences

Year: Third year, hoping to go to graduate school for higher education

Time in SG: Third term

Former SG positions: Chair of the Grants Committee

 

Policy Chair: AlaEdean Elmunaier

Position Role: The Policy committee reviews constitutional amendments, non-budgetary bills and resolutions for the Senate President

Major: History/Political Science

Year: Second year

Time in SG: Third term

Former SG positions: Chair of the Policy Committee

 

Ethics Chair: Irene John

Position Role: The Ethics Committee is responsible for the integrity of SG and review nominations made by the student body president

Major: Biomedical Sciences/English Literature

Year: Second year

Time in SG: Second term

Former SG positions: Senator

 

Finance Chair: Nicholas Russo

Position Role: The Finance Committee controls the Activity and Service fees which includes allocating funding to student organizations

Major: Accounting

Year: Second year

Time in SG: Third term

Former SG positions: Senator

 

Grants Chair: Alexander Suarez

Position Role: The Grants Committee provides funding for special events such as Homecoming and travel requests throughout the year

Major: Political Science/Music Studies

Year: Second year

Time in SG: Second term

Former SG positions: Senator

 

Relations Chair: Saeed Sinam

Position Role: The Relations Committee works to bridge the gap between the student body and SG by conducting surveys on issues relevant to the student body

Major: Biomedical Sciences

Year: Second year

Time in SG: Second term

Former SG positions: Senator