The GW Student Association Senate met in the Marvin Center Monday to discuss the topic of students serving as members of the University Board of Trustees.
Sen. Chris Stillwell (ESIA-U), chairman of the Special Committee on Representation, announced that a 35-page report about student representation on the Board of Trustees would not be released to the public.
“We will continue our discussion with the administration and students,” said Stillwell. “This report was meant for the Board of Trustees internally, not the public,” he said.
Stillwell, who is a candidate for Executive Vice President, said releasing the report during the election season risks it becoming a “political stunt.”
Renewed interest in adding one or multiple student representatives, last addressed by the Student Association Senate in 2005, led the Senate to vote in favor of forming the Special Committee on Student Representation last November.
In addition to the special committee’s update, Sen. Ryan Counihan (SoB-U) announced two co-sponsorship proposals with GW Women in Business and College Republicans.
The Senate voted to appropriate $5,000 for GW Women in Business’ annual conference and $19,000 to the College Republicans, who plan to co-sponsor with the College Democrats a debate with headliner type personalities later this spring.
The next SA Senate meeting is planned for Monday, February 24th.