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SGA President Mary Walker will appoint VP

Psychology senior Mary E. Walker will begin her new role as president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio’s Student Government Association. Walker, who served as vice president this year, ran unopposed for president. The vice president position remains unfilled.

SGA’s constitution gives Walker 30 days after swearing in to appoint a new vice president. If unsuccessful, the senate must appoint a student with two-thirds approval.

Elections came to a close Friday April 7, introducing eight officers.

“I’m looking forward to making positive changes,” Walker said. “I want to make sure everyone is appropriately advocated for.”

The organization will hold a swearing in ceremony at 5 p.m. April 18 in the Vista Room during the next SGA meeting.

Cristina Dominguez, Student Activities coordinator, said 28 students participated in electronic voting for president and other open positions. University enrollment is over 5,000.

All candidates ran unopposed, including five new senators. This leaves open not only the vice president seat but the positions of freshman, sophomore and graduate senators as well.

Erick De Luna, former SGA president, said he supports Walker in her new role.

“She’s [Mary] an amazing person,” De Luna said. “Mary will be the leader that this SGA needs. I have high hopes for the future.”

The association will hold its final meeting 5 p.m. May 2 in Madla Building, Room 225.

New Officers:

President: Mary E. Walker, Psychology Major

College of Arts & Sciences Senators:
CJ Dodd, Sociology Major
Kali N. Zimmerman, Psychology Major
Ujjaggar S. Sihan, Psychology Major

College of Education and Human Development:
Clifford Crews, Kinesiology Major

College of Business Senator:
Juliet Dzakuma, Computer Information Systems Major

Junior Senator:
Danielle M. Bitner, History Major

Senior Senator:
Starla Blake, Psychology Major

Continue to read The Mesquite for SGA election updates and an expanded profile of SGA President Mary E. Walker.

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Alexandro Luna
Alexandro Luna
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Alexandro Luna is a junior at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. An exemplary student, not only does he report for The Mesquite, he currently holds two other jobs while maintaining his status as a full-time student. He works part-time as a staff writer at the San Antonio Express-News for the Metro section, writing news briefs on late-breaking news in Bexar County. To add, he works 19 hours a week at Palo Alto College in Student Life where he organizes and implements weekly events at the campus. Luna enjoys contributing his time to the on-campus Society of Professional Journalists chapter at A&M-San Antonio and discussing current events with his colleagues.

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