This article reported that Mohamed Jefri was identified as a senator for Intra-University when he serves the College of Business. The Collegian regrets its error.
The Associated Students of CSU Senate voted unanimously Wednesday night to move $30,000 of available ASCSU funds into the Student Funding Board, which gives money to campus organizations needing financing for their events.
â€œThere has been an increase in the demands for funds from SFB,â€ said Jordan Von Bokern, ASCSU director of Finances and SFB chair.
During the fall semester, the Senate voted to move $20,000 of funds to SFB, bringing the total amount of student fees transferred to the organization up to $50,000.
Without the additional funds, Von Bokern said, student organizations could not apply for SFB funding and would have to cancel traditionally-held events.
The Senate also elected Associate Sen. Luke Haase from the College of Liberal Arts to become the bodyâ€™s parliamentarian, charging him with interpreting the bodyâ€™s procedural rules when they require clarification.
The position opened up when Mary Peterson stepped down as speaker pro tempore â€“â€“ a move she made to â€œstudy for the LSATs this spring,â€ she said.
â€œYou need to devote a lot of time to ASCSU if youâ€™re speaker pro tempore,â€ Peterson said. â€œI just didnâ€™t have time for both, unfortunately.â€
The new speaker pro tempore is Andy Shank, who was previously parliamentarian. The speaker pro tempore steps in when the ASCSU vice president is unable to chair Senate.
â€œI canâ€™t think of anyone better for the job,â€ Peterson said. â€œI think heâ€™ll make a great speaker pro tempore.â€
ASCSU Beat Reporter Andrew Carrera can be reached at email@example.com.