Re: “To slam, or not to slam,” Opinion, Oct. 4:
The Mesquite was advised by SGA President Melissa Quintanilla and Adviser Jolene DesRoches on several occasions that any information pertaining to the SGA elections would not be released until Friday, October 5, 2012; however we were sorry to learn that The Mesquite chose to run an editorial discrediting SGA prior to the release of our proposed agenda. While it is true that the Student Government Association has faced several unforeseen circumstances in its existence, be assured that the current administration has worked diligently this past week to establish a firm foundation preceding any public discussion. Ideally SGA elections would have been held in April 2012, as scheduled, and the current organization would have had an established agenda for the fall session, but unfortunately, as you know, this has not been the case. It is our belief that The Mesquite should have supported SGA’s intentions prior to the editorial, as this reflects poorly not only on our organization, but on our school as well. None the less, SGA is excited to announce that we are now on a collective, unyielding track and hope to establish a strong collaboration with the school’s only student newspaper and source of information. We are eager to successfully fulfill our SGA duties and our main objective is to work effortlessly with any and all student organizations to promote and protect the interests of the student body.
Student Body President
Student Government Association
Texas A&M University-San Antonio