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SGA discusses plans for upcoming mayoral forum

By James Ratcliff/@JamesR5767

The Student Government Association announced plans during their Feb. 12 meeting for the upcoming mayoral forum.

The bipartisan mayoral forum is set for Wed. Apr 1, at 6:00 PM, at the Main Campus Auditorium. Nine candidates confirmed their intentions to attend the forum, according to SGA President Andres Holliday.

Christian McDonald, student organization liaison, discusses possible strategies to attract the students to attend the First Mayoral Forum held in the auditorium on Wednesday, Apr. 1. Some of his strategies include distributing patriotic buttons and creating a twitter hashtag students can use to interact with both Student Government Association and the mayoral candidates. Photo by Alejandra Sol Casas
Christian MacDonald, student organization liaison, discusses possible strategies to attract the students to attend the First Mayoral Forum held in the auditorium on Wednesday, Apr. 1. Some of his strategies include distributing patriotic buttons and creating a twitter hashtag students can use to interact with both Student Government Association and the mayoral candidates. Photo by Alejandra Sol Casas

Among the candidates scheduled to attend, as of Feb. 12, are Leticia Van De Putte, Mike Villarreal, Tommy Atkisson and Cynthia Brehm.

SGA senators discussed logos, merchandise and social media hashtags for promoting the mayoral forum, but did not take action.

During the meeting, SGA Vice President Sylvia Soto sought volunteers to help with the University’s booth at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.

The rodeo runs from Feb. 12 to Mar. 1. Volunteers can work from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekdays or 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekends.

Among other things discussed were the Career Fair, set for Feb. 24, future collaboration with the San Antonio Food Bank and an upcoming event with university president Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson.

The Senate scuttled a vote to induct new members into the SGA. Holliday adjourned the meeting approximately an hour after it began due to the senators not maintaining quorum.

According to CAB President Hoyt Garner, who called for quorum, half plus one of the SGA senators must be present for quorum to be met.

Six total senators serve the SGA, meaning four must be present to meet quorum. Only three senators remained at the time of adjournment.

About the Author

James Ratcliff
James Ratcliff
James Ratcliff is a senior reporter for The Mesquite. James is a communications major and an English minor. He wrote previously for The Pulse at Palo Alto College. He also has experience covering high school football for different publications. In addition to his work, James is an avid gamer and sports fan.

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