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In its final meeting, SGA names new staff, policies

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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Student Government Association held a meeting and reception at the Alumni Center on Monday, April 29.

At the meeting, SGA inaugurated a new Big Three and Chief of Staff, elected a new Senate Chair and approved a resolution to require presidents of the various colleges to attend Student Technology Enhancement Program Committee meetings or send a representative in their place.

The new big three elected are Rachel Lautigar as President, Hailey Boutte as Vice-President, and Jonathan Adams as Treasurer.

Jonathan Alexander ran against Reed Broussard for the position of senate chair. Alexander won the election 15-12.

Dominique Williams was named Senate Chair.

“The new big three are really, really, heavily involved and experienced so I have no doubt that they are going to figure things out,” Former SGA President Chandler Harris said. “I know that they are equipped and well prepared so I’m pretty confident they are going to take it to the next level.”

Lautigar hopes to use her new position to make University fees more transparent.

“I want to show down to the dollar and cent how student fee money is spent,” she said.

The amendment to improve attendance at STEP meetings states that if the president of a college cannot attend a meeting they must send a representative in their place.

If a president is unable to attend at least 50% of the the STEP meetings, they must appoint a permanent representative, however, according to the summary agenda handed out at the meeting, the only punishment for failing to do this is “your college not having the privilege of voting.”

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