Assistant Director of Campus and Public Relations filled after several weeks of waiting for candidate to show

After hearing briefly from University of Nevada, Reno,  President Marc Johnson, the 84th session of the Associated Students of the University of Nevada had a lengthy meeting in order to fill an open ASUN office position and two senate seats.

Director of Campus and Public Relations Brooklyn Lawton conducted several interviews last summer to find a candidate to fill the assistant director of campus and public relations position. After deliberation, Lawton nominated Maggie McLaughlin for the position.

In her speech, McLaughlin emphasized her experience in marketing, communications and business, and she expressed interest in helping Director Lawton with campus public relations.

During the senate’s discussion of the candidate, several senators expressed concerns about the candidate’s absence from prior meetings when the vote was supposed to be held. McLaughlin’s nomination had been on the senate agenda for several weeks prior to this meeting when the candidate finally attended to give a speech.

The senators agreed to trust Director Lawton’s judgments of the candidate and passed McLaughlin’s nomination in a 9 to 5 vote.

New Senator for the Division of Health Sciences excited to connect with constituents

The senate heard a speech from Haydon Cook, a candidate for the position of senator for the Division of Health Sciences. In his speech, Cook said if he receives the position, he is looking forward to working with Vice President Jacob Springmeyer on Health Week. He is also interested in getting students connected with the deans of their colleges. In a unanimous vote, the senate approved Cook as Senator of the Division of Health Sciences. colleges.

Three candidates battle it out for Interdisciplinary Programs seat

An election for the senate seat of Interdisciplinary Programs followed the election for the senate seat of the Division of Health Sciences. With three candidates running for the position, the senate heard from Anthony Sofia, Jessie Chiu and Alexis Moreno. Each candidate spoke about their desire to get involved in their college and to help their constituents get more involved with ASUN and campus activities.

After hearing and questioning the three candidates, the senate voted to approve Chiu as the Senator of Interdisciplinary Programs.