SGA Elections Commission to host “Let Your Voice Be Heard” Week March 25th-29th

 

 

WICHITA, KANSAS (March 24, 2019)- The Wichita State University Student Government Association Elections Commission will host “Let Your Voice Be Heard” Week which includes the various Election Town Halls for Senatorial Candidates featuring College Deans and University Administrators as well as the 2019 Presidential and Vice Presidential Debate.

 

Election Town Halls for Senatorial Candidates featuring College Deans and University Administrators

As the direct representatives of the student body, the Legislative Branch consists of the Senate and its standing committees (Budget and Finance, Safety and Student Services, Diversity Task Force, Organization Outreach). The Legislative Branch establishes policies through legislation, recognizes student organizations, confirms presidential nominations and allocates annually more than $9.5 million in student fees. These town halls are designed to provide a time for students to learn more about the candidates whom are running for office.

Monday, March 25, 2019

    • 6:00 p.m. : Applied Studies Senatorial Candidates Town Hall featuring Dean Lefever (canceled due to scheduled conflict of the sole candidate)
    • 6:00 p.m. : Liberal Arts and Sciences Town Hall, featuring Dean Hippisley
    • 8:00 p.m. : Graduate School Town Hall, featuring Interim Dean Wilks (canceled due to no withdrawn of candidates)

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

  • 6:00 p.m. : Honors College Senatorial Candidates Town Hall, featuring Dean Engber
  • 6:00 p.m. : Fine Arts Senatorial Candidates Town Hall, featuring Dean Miller

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

  • 6:00 p.m. : Engineering College Senatorial Candidates Town Hall, featuring Dean Livesay

Thursday, March 28, 2019

  • 6:00 p.m. : At-Large, International,  Returning Adult Senatorial Candidates Town Hall

2019 Presidential and Vice Presidential Debate.

The Executive Branch consists of the Student Body President, Student Body Vice President, and the President's Cabinet. The President and Vice President are elected by the student body, while the Cabinet is appointed by the President and approved by the Senate. Executive Branch members are paid a fixed stipend throughout their term.

This year’s debate will feature the four presidential and vice presidential tickets, including, Julian Cornejo and Will Schindler (Unity Through Diversity), Isaac Rivera and Anisia Brumley (Perpetual), Kitrina Miller and Michael Bearth (Together We Can) and Reid Linot and Blake Christopherson (All Voices Heard). The candidates will debate on various topics of student life, shared governance, local, state and federal politics that are affecting higher education, and much more.

The 2019 Debate will be on Friday, March 30th starting at 6:30pm in the Campus Activities Center (CAC) Theater at Wichita State University.

All of these  events are free for all students, faculty, staff, and community members. All are encouraged to attend to learn more about the candidates and their platforms. To learn more, please visit www.wichita.edu/sgaelections

Any questions regarding SGA Elections can be sent to Michael Brown, Chief Elections Commissioner at sga.elections@wichita.edu and to Gabriel Fonseca, Assistant Director of Student Involvement/SGA Advisor at gabriel.fonseca@wichita.edu

 

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The Student Government Association Election Commission is responsible for the administration of the Student Government Association Elections, as well as the administration of additional events at the discretion of the Election Commission that aim to promote the elections, inform the student body about the elections, provide the candidates with information, allow candidates an opportunity to promote themselves, or otherwise contribute to a fair, efficient, and publicized elections.