Southeast Missouri State University student publication

SGA discusses upcoming election, event funding and more

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Graphic by Ally Bruemmer

SGA’s meeting on Monday, April 6, consisted of discussion over the upcoming election of new board members, granting funding for Southeast's chapter of Collegiate Distributive Education Clubs of America and the President’s Leadership Academy.

SGA holds their election for new board members April 7 and 8. College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics senator Kate Appleman said she is excited to see the results and is looking forward to seeing how new members will facilitate SGA.

“I’m excited to see how each person does run it because I think everyone has really great ideas,” Appleman said. “Implementation is what really matters at the end of the day, and I know that no matter who gets elected, it will be good.”

Holland College of Arts and Media senator Emla Holsted said she agrees with Appleman in her excitement surrounding the election.

“I know that there are usually more events planned, but with COVID, that has been difficult, so I am excited to see what they will do that is new,” Holsted said.

SGA delegates discussed the criteria and overview of the President’s Leadership Academy at Southeast, a non-credit-bearing leadership class that takes place on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. during the Fall semester. PLA offers a selective learning experience for up to 20 of Southeast’s most outstanding upper-level student leaders.

Daniel Frew, College of Humanities and Social Sciences senator, recommended the program to student leaders.

“It’s a really good opportunity … This is the top leadership program on campus,” Frew said. “Usually, they leave it only open to upperclassmen, so if you are an underclassman that is eligible, I would highly encourage that you take advantage of that.”

More information about eligibility for the President's Leadership Academy can be found on Southeast’s website. Applications are due Sunday, April 18.

Collegiate DECA of Southeast has been approved by SGA for funding toward their International Career Development Competition. They first competed at the state level in February, where 15 people advanced to the next round of competition. There are now 11 members participating, and SGA has granted the proposal of $365 toward registration fees.

Minutes and agendas for SGA Senate meetings can be found on their webpage. The Arrow streams every SGA Senate meeting, Mondays at 8 p.m. on Facebook Live.