SGA member steps down
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April 18, 2012
Filed under News
Citing undisclosed “personal reasons,” Will Chandler, Bakersfield College’s Student Government Association legislative liaison, resigned his office in late March. Chandler declined to comment on the exact reasons for his departure, stating only that he felt that “It was time for me to leave.”
Chandler was appointed to the office in early January to fill the vacancy left by Bonnie Wilson.
Neither SGA president Tawntannisha Thompson, nor Dean of Students, Joyce Coleman, SGA’s advisor, had any comment on Chandler’s resignation.
“Before he was appointed, the job was divided up between the rest of the [executive] board,” Thompson said. “So we’ll do that again until we find a replacement.”
In the recent SGA elections, the office of legislative liaison had no candidates for the position resulting in the potential for the position to remain vacant going into the next academic year.
According to Coleman, the SGA has the option to fill the position with an appointee if they desire.
“The president can find someone qualified for the job and suggest that person to the E-board if they want,” she said. “Then, they approve them and the person is qualified they can appoint them to the position.”
According to the SGA’s constitution, the office of legislative liaison is responsible for chairing the Legislative Affairs Committee, which ensures that the SGA’s bylaws are up-to-date and enforced.
The legislative liaison also attends the Kern Community College District and California Community College board meetings and prepares reports on the meetings for the rest of the student government.
People interested in being considered for the position should contact SGA President Tawntannisha Thompson in Campus Center 4.