BY Nubia Reyna | THE RIDER
In her State of the Student Body address last Thursday, SGA President Denisse Molina-Castro said the senate is working on student concerns.
Molina-Castro spoke before more than 110 students in El Gran Salón in Brownsville.
“It is an honor and a pleasure to be here today,” she said. “Our members want to assure that you are [being] represented.”
Molina-Castro said that the senate’s priority is to target the ongoing issues that are concerning students, including transportation between campuses.
“When students complain about a specific issue like transportation or something simpler … trust me, things get moving and you will see changes,” she said.
When a student brings a concern to SGA, it will get the student’s contact information and do a follow-up to see if there is already something that has been established, and if the administrators are already working on it, the president said, adding that they will let the student know the status of the concern. If not, they will set up a meeting with the student to solve the problem.
“I think the concept of concerns has a very negative connotation … but we are starting to realize that they really are opportunities to make the university a lot better,” said Peter Averack, SGA vice president for the Edinburg campus. “We need to hear what [students] have to say.”
Students can get involved in and express concerns during the SGA weekly meetings, which are held from 2 to 5 p.m. Fridays in Education Complex Room 1.102 on the Edinburg campus and in Biomed Research Prof Building Room 1.22 in Brownsville.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and Alondra Galvan, vice president for the Edinburg campus, at firstname.lastname@example.org.