Senate Makes Changes to Liaison Program, Funding Requests

Student Senate is expanding its liaison program this year in an attempt to foster more interaction between senators and student organizations.

The liaison program pairs up senators and organizations. The program was set up so that if an organization had a question or problem, they would know someone in Senate.

But during Tuesday’s meeting, Student Body Vice President Austin Prentice announced that the liaison program would also be used in funding requests this year.

According to Prentice, organizations requesting money will now be required to contact their Senate liaison because the senator will have to sponsor each funding request.

“In the past it could basically be any friend that you had in Senate, you write their name down and they would support you,” Prentice said. “Well now… you’re responsible for your five organizations, and therefore if they’re trying to get funding, they have to contact you.”

Senators will be assigned to act as liaison for four to six organizations.

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About Meredith Shamburger

Meredith is a journalist working for the Longview News-Journal in Longview, Texas.
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