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New SGA execs discuss plans for next semester

By Elizabeth Saulsbury
On April 30, 2014

The newly-elected ETSU Student Government Association executive branch members for the 2014-15 academic year have high hopes for their terms in office.
President Doretha Benn, Vice President Zach Sholes and Secretary/Treasurer Taylor Dunn hope to implement a new perspective on SGA that will facilitate better communication between the organization and the student body.
"We are here to serve the students, so the students should know what pieces of legislation and bills are going to be passed so they have the opportunity to tell the senators so their voice will be heard," Dunn said.
Benn said that her caring personality and passion for ETSU will bring a new depth to the role of SGA.
"The most important thing I bring to the table is my overwhelming amount of love for this university and student body," Benn said. "I also bring open-mindedness, servant leadership, understanding, passion, humor, and an overall sense of warmth and comfort as well."
Sholes said that his experience in student government will be beneficial to the association during his time as vice president.
"I bring a unique perspective with my experience in student government," Sholes said. "I am one of the longest serving members in the organization and have a very unique perspective. I was a senator for three semesters, I served in two cabinet positions, and I have been on both the concert and homecoming committees."
Dunn believes that her honesty with the student body qualifies her for the secretary/treasurer position.
"I plan to bring transparency," Dunn said. "Transparency so the student body knows what the SGA is doing."
Aside from implementing a better line of communication with the SGA and the student body, the administration also wishes to better the SGA.
"My position has a lot of interaction with the Senate, and I often get the sense that there is a barrier between the executives and the legislature," Sholes said. "In my position I will strive to bridge this gap; if I am telling the senators to go out and speak with students, I will be right there along with them."


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