File #: ID 24-0098    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 12/22/2023 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/27/2024 Final action: 2/27/2024
Title: Report: SDSU Student Association.


Report:  SDSU Student Association.




SDSU SA Government Affairs Chair, Michael Garofalo, will provide an update on SDSU happenings to the City Council and members of the public.


Michael is a junior Political Science Major, with a minor in communications studies.  He plans to graduate in May of 2024, and then pursue a graduate degree in Public Administration or Public Policy in the Fall of 2024.  He has been passionate about government and civic service since his early childhood, when he got to observe his grandfather carrying out his duties as the Mayor of Aberdeen, South Dakota.  He has served as a Student Senator since his freshman year, and has also had firsthand experience in politics working on the Sutton campaign during the 2018 Gubernatorial Election, and serving as a House Legislative Page during the 2019 Legislative Session.  He is excited to work as the new Government Affairs Chair at SDSU, and looks forward to getting to know all of you better as the year starts!


The Students' Association is comprised of all General Activity Fee-paying students at South Dakota State University.  The Students' Association Senate is the official student government organization at SDSU, consisting of 26 senators representing each of the academic colleges and the student body president and vice president.


The Students' Association Senate serves as a representative body to bring the voice of SDSU students to university administration, faculty, staff, state legislators and the South Dakota Board of Regents of Higher Education.  The Students' Association also allocates student fee funds to support various campus entities, facilities and many student organizations.


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