The election of two new leaders, resolutions confronting student voting concerns and a handful of proposed and passed reforms filled the UNC-system Association of Student Governments’ penultimate meeting this weekend.
ASG, which is funded by a $1 annual student fee, is a student advocacy organization composed of delegates from all 17 UNC-system schools.
Alex Parker, student body president of N.C. State University, will take the helm as president of the association, and Leigh Whittaker, student body president of UNC-Asheville, will stand beside him as senior vice president.
Parker and Whittaker want to better the association’s reputation with increased transparency and professionalism through reforms.
Parker said he hopes in five to 10 years if the organization’s reputation has improved, ASG will have a vote in the UNC-system Board of Governors.
“We’re not going to stand here and make a bedazzled platform,” Whittaker said during the meeting.
She said she wanted to see unity among smaller and larger schools and more grants being handed out to universities.
All of the reform bills were written and sponsored by members of the NCSU delegation, but Parker said they were not guided by his vision.
Some of these structural reforms were passed during the meeting, and in total, three reforms and four resolutions were passed, one reform was struck down and one resolution was tabled.