Senate passes resolution

— Student to serve on prioritization group

Vice President Lexi Hanson discusses the resolution to support the Program and Support Service Prioritization. Photo by Chester Beltowski/The Dakota Student.

Senate passed a resolution Sunday to support the Program and Support Service Prioritization. The resolution also recommended the addition of a student onto the coordinating committee that will be selecting individuals for the task forces who will be making recommendations for what changes should be made in the future.

“It’s a very important process for the university and important to have a student representative,” Senator Brett Johnson said.

The recommendation is to have the current student body president on the committee, which would be Nick Creamer through this semester and the student body president who is elected for the next school year.

New Vice President

The search for a candidate for the new Associate Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion has been narrowed to four individuals, all of whom will be visiting campus in the next several weeks.

The first candidate will be on campus Monday, Feb. 24 for forums in the lecture bowl. The second candidate will be on campus Thursday, Feb. 27 with two forums taking place from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the lecture bowl.

The other two candidates will be visiting campus in March.


Student government election packets are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Elections will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16. There will be three or four polling locations set up around campus all day for students to vote.


North Dakota Student Association took place at Minot State University Feb. 21-22. One resolution was passed in support of more lobbying to lower or get rid of the student fee for the Connect ND system. The current fee is $6.75 per credit hour for students.

The next NDSA conference will be held March 28-29 in Devils Lake, where elections will take place for next year. If any students are interested in attending, contact Sen. Alan Oberg.

Megan Hoffman a staff writer for The Dakota Student. She can be reached at [email protected].