The October meeting of the Laramie County Community College Student Government Association (SGA) was held Tuesday, Oct. 2 in the SGA conference room in the Crossroads building. In attendance were Vice President of Student Services Judy Hay, LCCC President Dr. Joe Schaffer and 13 SGA officers and senators.
Hay talked about what improvements were going to take place on campus. The primary improvement was in the area of course selections in the proposed Guided Pathways program.
Schaffer talked about the upcoming mill levy for the renovation of the Fine Arts Center. He encouraged people to vote for the mill levy, citing that the money raised from the property tax would only be $6 million because the LCCC Foundation has already raised $1 million and the Legislature has pledged $7 million toward the $14 million project. . Schaffer also talked about the new residence hall that is slated to be located in the parking lot area west of the current residence halls. The new residence hall is scheduled for occupancy for the fall semester of 2020.
Schaffer also asked the officers and members how their classes were progressing.
Guest speaker Joe Ramirez spoke about organizing a voters forum. He said he wants to have all the candidates available for the public to meet and get to know who they are for the various positions on the upcoming November ballet. SGA has provided four senators who will help moderate the forum.
SGA adviser Zeke Sorenson said that there is one opening for senator from the Business, Agriculture and Technical school and two for the Arts and Humanities school. Anyone interested can apply by applications available at the SGA office.
Sorenson also explained the stipend requirements and expectations of SGA officers and senators.