The Sam Houston State University Student Government Association (SGA) held its annual Town Hall meeting Wednesday night in order to allow students an opportunity to present questions on academic issues to school administrators.
Several deans, including the Dean of the College of Business Administration and the Dean of Students, were on hand to speak with students on issues such as textbooks, diversity on campus and the study abroad programs.
“They talked about how they would like to see the number of students who study abroad increase,” Missy McCreary, Chair of Academic Affairs and senior accounting major said.
The Town Hall meeting is an annual event put on each spring, by the SGA, that provides a forum for school administrators and students to talk about their concerns on campus. This year, the event drew about 25 students to discuss academic issues at SHSU.
“I think the meeting was very successful,” McCreary said. “We would have liked for more students to show up, but they still had a lot of good questions.”
The SGA will hold another similar meeting on Feb. 27 called the BearFACTS Forum. Unlike the Town Hall meeting, BearFACTS deals not only with academic issues but will also cover any issue about the university, which students choose to bring up.
“We want the students to be able to get factual answers every
year,” McCreary said. “The administrators are very willing to answer any question a student brings. They want the students to get the right answers and not form rumors or things like that.”
SGA is an organization that represents students and acts as a liaison between administrators and students. The students elect the 50-member senate, which is composed of students chosen to represent their respective colleges. Anyone interested in becoming a member or senator for SGA should attend one of the organization’s meetings. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the LSC room 304. For more information, contact SGA at (936) 294-1938.