SGA Update

By Kristina Antol

April 2, 2014

In order to keep its constituents informed on the pressing issues on campus this spring, SGA hosted another town hall meeting in which faculty and students could gather to voice their concerns and advocate for one another.

On March 24, several university administrators and student leaders gathered in the Social Hall to respond to several current hot topics that have been addressed by SGA during the academic year.

The administrative panel included President Donna Carroll, Dean of Students Trudi Goggin, Director of Physical Plant Dan Bulow, Director of Auxiliary Services Deb Kash, Diversity Coordinator and Sociology Professor Christina Perez, Director of the Wellness Center Elizabeth Ritzman, Director of Campus Security John Tsouchlos, and Vice President for Information Technology Jill Albin-Hill.

Topics discussed during the town hall meeting ranged from the projected tuition increase for the 2014-2015 school year, the implementation of mandatory student health insurance beginning in the fall, the new student commons, diversity initiatives and the U-Pass.

Junior Anne Glaza described the town hall meeting as a unique opportunity for students and key faculty members to collaborate on the issues that matter most.

“I am grateful to hear news straight from them, especially concerning initiatives such as the student commons, tuition raises and health insurance,” Glaza said. “It shows that the school’s leaders care about us enough to speak to us directly.”

Sophomore Justin Wheeler agreed that the event was both educational and helpful in addressing pressing matters.

“Many of my questions concerning the U-Pass and the university’s new insurance policies were answered,” Wheeler said.

SGA Secretary Melissa Ramirez said the executive board was pleased with the turnout of the event and was reminded of why the board continues to advocate for the student body.

“I think the town hall meeting went very well,” Ramirez said. “It was great to see students take interest in the current events on campus and voice their opinions and concerns to the staff.”

SGA Treasurer Andrea Hinojosa agreed with the success of the event.

“I’m glad that we had people who came in with questions and left with answers,” she said.

The majority of the meeting was spent answering questions regarding the tuition increases students can expect to see next fall. President Carroll took the initiative to explain why such increases were deemed necessary.

During her presentation, Carroll made it clear the tuition increase is due to the rise in basic institutional costs and not because of ongoing renovations planned to occur on campus. She referenced such basic institutional costs to include maintenance, technology, faculty benefits and dining services, all items that she explained as necessary to successfully run Dominican.

 

 

 

By Kristina Antol

April 2, 2014

In order to keep its constituents informed on the pressing issues on campus this spring, SGA hosted another town hall meeting in which faculty and students could gather to voice their concerns and advocate for one another.

On March 24, several university administrators and student leaders gathered in the Social Hall to respond to several current hot topics that have been addressed by SGA during the academic year.

The administrative panel included President Donna Carroll, Dean of Students Trudi Goggin, Director of Physical Plant Dan Bulow, Director of Auxiliary Services Deb Kash, Diversity Coordinator and Sociology Professor Christina Perez, Director of the Wellness Center Elizabeth Ritzman, Director of Campus Security John Tsouchlos, and Vice President for Information Technology Jill Albin-Hill.

Topics discussed during the town hall meeting ranged from the projected tuition increase for the 2014-2015 school year, the implementation of mandatory student health insurance beginning in the fall, the new student commons, diversity initiatives and the U-Pass.

Junior Anne Glaza described the town hall meeting as a unique opportunity for students and key faculty members to collaborate on the issues that matter most.

“I am grateful to hear news straight from them, especially concerning initiatives such as the student commons, tuition raises and health insurance,” Glaza said. “It shows that the school’s leaders care about us enough to speak to us directly.”

Sophomore Justin Wheeler agreed that the event was both educational and helpful in addressing pressing matters.

“Many of my questions concerning the U-Pass and the university’s new insurance policies were answered,” Wheeler said.

SGA Secretary Melissa Ramirez said the executive board was pleased with the turnout of the event and was reminded of why the board continues to advocate for the student body.

“I think the town hall meeting went very well,” Ramirez said. “It was great to see students take interest in the current events on campus and voice their opinions and concerns to the staff.”

SGA Treasurer Andrea Hinojosa agreed with the success of the event.

“I’m glad that we had people who came in with questions and left with answers,” she said.

The majority of the meeting was spent answering questions regarding the tuition increases students can expect to see next fall. President Carroll took the initiative to explain why such increases were deemed necessary.

During her presentation, Carroll made it clear the tuition increase is due to the rise in basic institutional costs and not because of ongoing renovations planned to occur on campus. She referenced such basic institutional costs to include maintenance, technology, faculty benefits and dining services, all items that she explained as necessary to successfully run Dominican.

 

 

 

By Kristina Antol

April 2, 2014

In order to keep its constituents informed on the pressing issues on campus this spring, SGA hosted another town hall meeting in which faculty and students could gather to voice their concerns and advocate for one another.

On March 24, several university administrators and student leaders gathered in the Social Hall to respond to several current hot topics that have been addressed by SGA during the academic year.

The administrative panel included President Donna Carroll, Dean of Students Trudi Goggin, Director of Physical Plant Dan Bulow, Director of Auxiliary Services Deb Kash, Diversity Coordinator and Sociology Professor Christina Perez, Director of the Wellness Center Elizabeth Ritzman, Director of Campus Security John Tsouchlos, and Vice President for Information Technology Jill Albin-Hill.

Topics discussed during the town hall meeting ranged from the projected tuition increase for the 2014-2015 school year, the implementation of mandatory student health insurance beginning in the fall, the new student commons, diversity initiatives and the U-Pass.

Junior Anne Glaza described the town hall meeting as a unique opportunity for students and key faculty members to collaborate on the issues that matter most.

“I am grateful to hear news straight from them, especially concerning initiatives such as the student commons, tuition raises and health insurance,” Glaza said. “It shows that the school’s leaders care about us enough to speak to us directly.”

Sophomore Justin Wheeler agreed that the event was both educational and helpful in addressing pressing matters.

“Many of my questions concerning the U-Pass and the university’s new insurance policies were answered,” Wheeler said.

SGA Secretary Melissa Ramirez said the executive board was pleased with the turnout of the event and was reminded of why the board continues to advocate for the student body.

“I think the town hall meeting went very well,” Ramirez said. “It was great to see students take interest in the current events on campus and voice their opinions and concerns to the staff.”

SGA Treasurer Andrea Hinojosa agreed with the success of the event.

“I’m glad that we had people who came in with questions and left with answers,” she said.

The majority of the meeting was spent answering questions regarding the tuition increases students can expect to see next fall. President Carroll took the initiative to explain why such increases were deemed necessary.

During her presentation, Carroll made it clear the tuition increase is due to the rise in basic institutional costs and not because of ongoing renovations planned to occur on campus. She referenced such basic institutional costs to include maintenance, technology, faculty benefits and dining services, all items that she explained as necessary to successfully run Dominican.