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SGA announces Department of Student Diversity and Inclusion 2018 budget increase

After a two-week hiatus, SGA resumed its weekly meetings on March 26 to get back to business; however, with few topics and a short agenda, the organization kept things short and concise, only lasting 20 minutes out of its hour average.

SGA President Maya Mapp was not in attendance, but Chief of Staff Adam Slaton took her place to greet the audience.

Comptroller Matthew Rowe then presented his report which entailed multiple unanimous Blazer Allocation fund approvals. Rowe’s report also announced that next year’s SGA budget of $28,571 was approved, and next year’s Blazer Allocation fund will contain $20,000 instead of the requested $15,000.

Speaker of the Senate Jacob Bell was next and reported that the Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee was able to raise the Department of Student Diversity and Inclusion by $66,410. Bell said he was proud they were able to increase the department’s budget as it would help the director with next year’s programs.

Bell said Fire Pit saw an increase in their budget as well, but other organizations retained their budget for next year.

With the main topics out of the way, other SGA senators took the time to announce upcoming events.

Parliamentarian Carrington Lewis said she is planning an SGA sponsored event that will contain gaming trucks and a barbecue.

SGA’s next meeting will occur on Monday, April 2.

Story photo by Bryce Ethridge, News Editor.

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