SGA elections turnout highest in last decade

Zach Wagner | Collegio Reporter

Eric Jones, SGA president, announced Wednesday that, for the first time in 10 years, SGA elections tallied votes from more than 10 percent of the student body.
“The minimum number is 681 votes for elections, and we’ve surpassed 800 after today,” Jones said. “This is by far the biggest voter turnout that SGA has seen in recent years.”
Austin Osborn, SGA vice president, also announced that he completed a tuition committee meeting last week, and one of the biggest concerns about tuition costs centered on the salary rate for PSU instructors. Osborn says two financial instructors in the business department have left for other universities with better pay.
“The business dean, Paul Grimes, came to us during our meeting and brought these salary issues to light for us,” Osborn said. “If you look at the numbers in comparison with other universities, PSU has to increase the salary rate at least 2 percent in tuition costs.”
The Scantron scare is no more. Lara Ismert, SGA academic affairs director, says she ordered 4,000 Scantrons last week.
SGA election results will be announced by 8:30 a.m. Friday.

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