SGA holds focus group, properly represent students at TSUS Board of Regents meeting
Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 00:02
Student Government Association will host a focus group today in order to properly represent the student body at the quarterly Texas State University System Board of Regents meeting in Austin, Texas. SGA will visit the state capitol from Feb. 13-15 and represent SHSU’s student opinion on whichever issues the student body wants mentioned.
SGA Vice President, Kolby Flowers, said that SGA hopes to figure out which issues SHSU students are passionate about.
“We want to make sure that we’re portraying the opinion of the student body properly and correctly,” said Flowers. “[We’re] working very hard so we get the biggest student involvement we can get.”
Sam Houston has been represented in the past, but last year’s Board of Regents ban of tobacco on campus went against what the student body wanted. SGA hopes to have a bigger impact on the board’s decisions this year.
This year SGA is meeting with Texas congressmen in order to have more weight in the discussions during the meetings. They will be meeting with Rep. John Otto and the office of Sen. Charles Schwertner to discuss university issues on a legislative level.
The focus group will meet today and Feb. 12 in room 304 in the Lowman Student Center at 4:00 p.m.