The last two weeks have seen Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Associated Students’ Government working through the edits of a revised policy manual and sorting out several personnel changes within the senate.
On Tuesday, Sept. 2, Speaker Andrea Casados tendered her resignation from the ASG citing personal reasons. Following her resignation, the Senate held an election for Casados’ position as well as speaker pro tempore and parliamentarian.
Nominations were accepted and interviews conducted; then voting took place for each position by secret ballot. Senator Paul Martin was elected as new speaker of the senate. Senator Anthony Schievelbein was made speaker pro tempore, and Senator Juan Rodriguez took over as parliamentarian.
The director of student affairs position was filled on Sept. 2 by Freddy Correamanrique, a senior mass communications major who has been working to revamp the ASG website. He said that the changes are almost complete and he will turn over control of the site to IT director Jim Wiley in the near future.
Correamanrique has worked in the Student Engagement and Leadership office, been involved in the renovations of the Underground and has made it his mission to boost morale and get students more engaged on campus through student organizations. As director of student affairs, he said he would like to see more emphasis on the students and the overall perspective of life on campus.
On Tuesday, Sept. 9, the ASG held a discussion about changes to the organization’s policy manual. Updating the manual has been an ongoing project of the new senate.
Some changes that were noted include the addition of activity hours in the scope of a senator’s required office hours and the elimination of the director of academic affairs position. The duties of this director position will now fall to the vice president as the chair of academics.
Once approved, the policy manual will govern the actions and procedures of the CSU-Pueblo ASG for years to come.
In other ASG news, Senator Sarah Zarr progressed from senator at large to CHASS senator, acting Chief Justice Jibrail Dibble was sworn in officially as chief justice, and Harshita Ojha, who is receiving her second master’s degree from CSU-Pueblo, was elected to fill the vacant justice position.
The next meeting of the CSU-Pueblo ASG will be Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. in room 001 in the OUC. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.