Junior Matt Farley will be student body treasurer after all.
He was unanimously approved, an action that has spurred criticism of newly inaugurated Student Body President Christy Lambden, who called for the renomination.
“I’m here with exactly the same person,” Lambden said when addressing Student Congress members at the meeting.
“I really believe Matt is the best person to fill the position.”
On March 26, Farley’s nomination failed to receive the required two-thirds approval of the 94th Student Congress, which voted 15-11 to approve the junior.
Farley served as executive assistant to former Student Body Treasurer Shrija Ghosh this year, but several members of Student Congress said they doubted Farley’s experience.
This suggested lack of experience — especially regarding the structure of committees that consider student fees — was again a topic of discussion at the Wednesday meeting, but Farley’s nomination was nonetheless approved by a vote of 24-0.
“He may not have held all the titles, but being (at student fee audit committee meetings) and seeing the process firsthand is indispensable,” said Jocelyn Burney, chairwoman of the oversight and advocacy committee.