Despite concerns from several assembly members about the lack of diversity among the appointed Student Government executive board, the assembly voted to confirm all appointed students to their positions Tuesday.
Chris Jordan was confirmed to the chief of staff position by a vote of 26-0-6. Jordan, a finance, English and philosophy junior, said he would make sure to reach out to all student organizations on campus to promote diversity. Jordan has been in Student Government for two-and-a-half years.
“We will be active in making sure we’re at as many meetings as possible,” Jordan said.
SG President Kori Rady said he selected Jordan for the position because of his experience in a variety of organizations.
“It was really impressive how thoroughly he understands every platform point,” Rady said.
Radio-television-film senior Nathan Waters was approved unanimously as communications director by the assembly.
Waters said he plans to update the SG website, create a smartphone application for students and work on PR for the organization. Waters is a new member to SG.
Economics junior Rachel Miller was approved as internal financial director by unanimous consent. Miller has been a Longhorn Legislative Aide, a member of the SG finance committee and the director of alumni relations.
Corporate communications junior Kyle Mason was approved as external financial director by unanimous consent.
Mason said he wants to create a way to hold University-wide representatives and other members in SG accountable. Mason was a University-wide representative from Spring 2013 to Spring 2014.
Government junior Nosa Aimuyo was also approved as administrative director by unanimous consent. Aimuyo said he has been a Longhorn Legislative Aide and a liberal arts representative in SG.
Aimuyo said he hopes to expand the position of administrative director by holding representatives accountable and helping members complete their initiatives.
“In the past, compared to the other executive board positions, the administrative director has been fairly inactive,” Aimuyo said. “Student Government should always be looking to expand and grow.”
Arjun Mocherla, Plan II and public health sophomore, and Kenzie Spaniol, nutritional science junior,were also confirmed as President’s Student Advisory Council, known as PSAC.
“I think that while PSAC does a great job of informing President Powers on the issues, we can do a much better job,” Mocherla said. “I’m hoping that by expanding PSAC’s job description, members can be more productive in bringing issues they want to discuss with President Powers.”