With the importance of school safety and the awareness of active shooters on the rise, the Student Government Association met with Campus Safety Director James Crosby on April 17 to discuss what specific training students might be interested in taking in regards to active shooter situations.
Crosby, along with Assistant Director of Campus Safety Juan Maldonado, are ready to offer several types of training. The senior supervisory agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for Wyoming is also willing to visit LCCC to put on a training program, Crosby said.
SGA President Constance Woolhether requested to have the active shooter training for students sometime next semester, as this current semester is coming to a close. Crosby, who is the president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter FBI National Academy Association, received a commitment from the FBI to be on campus giving training to faculty and staff on Sept. 13 in the Centennial Room.
In other news, club presentations have ended for the Student Activity Fee Allocation Process, and SGA will now start deliberations to determine which organizations will receive funds for 2018-19. The deliberation process was scheduled for April 19-26, but will be extended if necessary.
The total amount available to allocate to groups this year is $160,000, with $219,634.98 being requested by student organizations. That leaves $55,634.98 to be cut from the 16 student organizations requests, and SGA will have to determine which groups will be denied funding.
Allocation recommendations are due to the Office of Administration and Finance on April 30, which will then be presented to the Board of Trustees for approval.
Clubs requestings funds include:
-Block and Bridle
-Nursing (Mildred Montag)
-Phi Theta Kappa
-SADHA (Dental Hygiene)
-Student Metalsmithing and Jewelry Guild
-Art Student Union