During the 2015-16 school year Student Government researched, wrote and passed 31 resolutions proposing changes impacting the Truman State population.
TMN did a followup on Resolution 116.016, a resolution in support of an additional University Counselor to see how the resolutions would be implemented for the 2016-17 school year.
Sophomore, Brett Combs, former voting senator of academic affairs and current house speaker says the health and wellness committee went above and beyond talking to Former University President Troy Paino, University Counseling Services and the Health Board.
“Whether the resolution was actually the catalyst to get the new counselor or not is a running debate,” Combs says. “It shows the University was listening to the voice of the students so I believe that’s the most important part to come out of it whether it was our resolution that gave them the idea. The part that matters is that the University is listening.”
Combs says even with all the progress student government made last year, they’re going to try and have an even better year during 2016-17.
“The members that we have retained from last semester are all excellent and love the positions they’re in so I think at a base level we’re starting off an even better year than last year,” Combs says. “I think we can only realistically go up from here. There is no way to tell but I do have an optimistic attitude about it. We’re going to hit the ground running.”
For more information, be sure to pick up a copy of the Aug. 17 Index.