“I was one of those students who thought, ‘Student government, what the heck do they do?’ But I have certainly learned my lesson,” Curtis said.
A resolution, which identified Curtis as the “Dumbledore” of student government, was passed to thank Curtis for his efforts.
In his last address to the body, De La Rosa highlighted what Student Congress has achieved during the course of the year — including bringing more accountability to student government and amending the Student Code.
“It has been an exciting year, and I have been grateful to work with each and every person in this room,” he said.
“Together the 93rd Student Congress has achieved a lot, and I think very collectively it should be very proud.”
The amended Student Code has been reduced in length by 29 pages, and revised to be more accessible to students, he said.
Members also looked forward to next year’s leadership.
Amanda Claire Grayson, nominated by the executive branch of student government, was approved as student attorney general.
“I’ve got some great goals for the honor system over the next year, especially in a time of potential reform,” Grayson said.
Three of Student Body President-elect Will Leimenstoll’s nominees for the executive branch of student government were also approved.
Rachel Myrick was approved as student body vice president, Nikita Shamdasani as student body secretary and Shrija Ghosh as student body treasurer.
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