Student Activities Council selected its new steering committee, which officially takes control of SAC today, at its monthly meeting last night. The meeting was also the last of the year at which groups were able to apply for recognition or re-recognition from the body. After hearing short presentations from each of the ten candidates for steering, the body elected five members for the steering committee. Engineering junior David Wessels, College sophomore Brandon Fitzgerald, College junior Felicia Maddox, College junior Hea Kyung Park and Wharton junior Kevin Wong will be next years committee members. Unlike recent years, each member of the new steering committee has prior SAC leadership experience. Wessels is a member of the outgoing steering committee, and Fitzgerald, Maddox, Park and Wong have all been members of the SAC finance committee. Wong said he looks for next year's steering committee to concentrate on "making sure that student groups get good representation" and running the monthly meetings fairly. "If we can continue to do what we've done in the past, we'll be fine," he said last night. "We may be a bit slow bureaucratically, but I still feel it's a very efficient system. It does what it's supposed to do." Positions on the steering committee, which include chairperson, vice-chairperson, SAC finance liaison, Houston Hall Board liaison and Undergraduate Assembly liaison will be selected Tuesday by the new steering committee members. "We will explain the responsibilities of each of the steering positions at the transition meeting next week" to the new members, outgoing Vice-chairperson Greg Shufro said last night. Before last night's vote, outgoing SAC Chairperson Sue Moss told the body about the steering committee's responsibilities, which include publicizing, organizing and running SAC's monthly meetings and making recommendations for recognition of student groups to the SAC body. The steering committee also makes emergency funding decisions if the full SAC body cannot meet. SAC also allocated some of its remaining money to four student groups. After starting its meeting with $13,219 in contigency for the remainder of the year, the SAC body gave a total of $3,020 to the Chess Club, Penn Musicians Against Homelessness, the Debate Team and the Ukranian Society.Comments powered by Disqus
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