By Randall Barnes
Student Government Association’s Presidential Forum will take place October 29 at 12:45 p.m. in Wood Campus Center, Dining Room A.
Dr. Jerry Faulkner, President of Volunteer State Community College, and his cabinet will answer questions by students and the Student Government Association.
Presidential Forums are held once every semester. According to the digital flyer, questions can and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students may also ask questions during the forum itself, which has been heavily encouraged in the past.
Question submission is welcomed, as it helps ensure student concerns are being addressed. Any questions that do not get spoken responses will get written ones.
Examples of questions asked in the past include an inquiry into the possibility of four-year programs in the future, of a connector being built to allow students to cross a busy street and of Friday classes being brought back to reduce tightness in the schedule.
According to Vol State’s website, “The Student Government Association (SGA) was established to be an avenue through which student interests and needs may be expressed. It provides students the opportunity to work with college administration officers in matters affecting the welfare of the student body. The SGA works with all student organizations to maintain and improve the quality of student life both on and off campus.”
SGA’s executive board is currently as follows:
President: Preston Tatum
Vice President: Christopher Robinson
Campus Activities Board (CAB) Chair: Katherine Bullard
Attorney General: Debera Bennett
Secretary of Treasury: Danielle Salvato
Senior Senator: Christina Donnini
Cookeville Co-Regent: Pam Davis
Cookeville Co-Regent: Latasha Deschamp
Springfield Regent Position: OPEN
Livingston Regent Position: OPEN
SGA Advisors are Tabitha Sherrell and Nancy Blomgren