SGA Consolidation Proposal InformationKCC SGA is currently making efforts to consolidate the association structure from four independent councils into a single association. Please see below and read the linked documents for more information.
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How is KCC SGA currently structured? KCC SGA is currently made of four independent councils, each with their own president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary, as well as up to twenty representatives. These independent councils may collaborate, but do not have a formal structure to do so.What is the proposed structure? Under the proposed structure, KCC SGA would be a single association with a Cabinet made of seven officers and a Senate made of twelve senators. Together, these two bodies would form the General Body, which would be in charge of making or approving all SGA decisions.Why would SGA consolidate? While there are pros and cons to consolidation, SGA chose to pursue this action in order to raise the profile of the student voice on campus, to focus efforts and resources through a single association, and to make Student Government more open and reliable for the student body.What does the Governance Plan have to do with this? Currently, the KCC Governance Plan/College Council Constitution outlines the structure of KCC SGA as having 5 different councils. Because this is the overall governing document for all of campus, KCC SGA must work within that framework. Without the amendments to the Governance Plan, KCC SGA must continue under the multi-council system.What is the process for consolidation? First, SGA researched structures at dozens of other schools, both in and out of CUNY. Using this knowledge, the students created a constitution for the proposed association. In order to approve the new plan, four things are necessary:
1. 10% of the student body must sign a petition allowing a campus-wide vote regarding consolidation.
2. The student body as a whole must vote in favor of the new structure.
3. The KCC College Council must approve updates to the college Governance Plan to accommodate the new structure.
4. The CUNY Board of Trustees must approve the updated Governance Plan with accommodations for the updated structure.
Once these four things are done, KCC SGA may proceed to elect officers and begin to function under the new structure.
For more information about the proposed consolidation, please review these documents:
Proposed SGA ConstitutionProposed College Council ConstitutionConsolidation PlanConsolidation Summary
Liberal Arts Council
President: VACANTVice President: Danielle BarrowTreasurer: Daron PetersSecretary: Kya Fields
President: Salman MohammadVice President: Suzie MarderTreasurer: Austin RobinsonSecretary: Shahzodkhon Hakimov
Public & Health Council
President: Norman WagstaffeVice President: Amanda SamedyTreasurer: Binta LiSecretary: Iris Nolasco
President: Gelson ShoyVice President: Carl ReneliqueTreasurer: Anthony NgSecretary: Timi Alli
What is Student Government Association?
Business- Accounting; Business Administration; Culinary Arts; Fashion Design; Marketing Management; Office Administration; Personnel Management; Retail Merchandising; Tourism & Hospitality
Liberal Arts- Broadcasting Technology; CUNY Baccalaureate; Criminal Justice; Fine Arts; Graphic Design; Journalism & Print Media; Liberal Arts; Media Arts; Non-Degree; Performing Arts; Speech Communication; Theatre Arts; Website Development
Public & Health- Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counseling; Chemical Dependency Counseling; Community Health; Early Childhood Education; Education Studies; Emergency Medical Services; Exercise Science; Medical Records Technician; Mental Health & Human Services; Nursing; Physical Education, Recreation, & Recreation Therapy; Pre-Physical Therapy; Polysomnographic Technology; Physical Therapist Assistant; Surgical Technology
STEM- Biology; Chemistry; Computer Information Systems; Computer Science; Engineering Science Environmental Health and Science; Mathematics; Marine Mechanic; Maritime Technology; Physics; Science for Forensics