Student Government Association has, according to President Erik Pederson, made great progress this semester; it passed eight resolutions, held the biannual campus safety walk, created the SGA grievance page and video blog and promoted SGA recommendations at several committee meetings across campus.
Pederson voiced his satisfaction concerning the work of his fellow Student Senate members just a week after the last SGA meeting of the semester.
“I think we’ve made a lot more progress, had a lot more motivation and are moving in a direction unprecedented before,” Pederson said.
NKU Dean of Students Jeffrey Waple also commended SGA for a job well done. “I think SGA is doing an excellent job in regards to addressing some academic needs of students,” Waple said. “They have also addressed the need for improved financial aid training and information for first year students.”
At the halfway point for SGA’s 2012-2013 academic school year, the Student Senate has managed to make progress on five out of Pedersons’ “Big Eight Goals” for the year, with two of the goals being longer, more on-going processes. The three remaining goals have been put on hold, at least until next semester, according to Pederson.
“We plan to tackle just as much next semester if not more,” Pederson said regarding plans for next semester. “However, a lot of ideas and issues are circumstantial as opposed to being planned out, so we will have to wait and see.”
When classes reconvene for the spring semester, SGA will be within two months of the next round of elections, including the race for a new student body president.