Three students are running for the Student Fee Committee (SFC) chair, one of which has experience in the SFC. The SFC is charged with allocating almost $10 million in student fees to Portland State’s nearly 100 student groups, including athletics and the Vanguard. The chair heads the committee.
The other candidates
SFC chair candidates:
Three students are running for the Student Fee Committee (SFC) chair, one of which has experience in the SFC.
The SFC is charged with allocating almost $10 million in student fees to Portland State’s nearly 100 student groups, including athletics and the Vanguard. The chair heads the committee.
A newcomer to student government, Clark says in her candidate platform that her background comes from Greek life at Portland State. Her platform says that she currently sits on the executive board for the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority and on the Greek Council.
Running for a third consecutive year in student government, Mayeda is the only candidate who has been a SFC member. Mayeda was at one time the co-chair of the College Democrats. Mayeda emphasized her experience as a liaison member of the SFC to highlight her qualifications in her candidate platform.
Student Fee Committee member
Student Senate at-large senator
Student Senate Childcare Advisory Board senator
Amanda Marie Newberg
The longest-involved SFC chair candidate, Newberg has held multiple seats in ASPSU. Newberg also spent time as the vice-chair of the Portland State College Republicans. Newberg highlighted the possible increase of the student fee in her candidate platform, and said she wants to create a transparent SFC process.
Student Senate College of Liberal Arts and Sciences senator
Executive Staff legislative affairs director
Student Senate Political Cluster senator,
Student Senate Student and Community Affairs chair,
Executive Staff state affairs director
Five students are elected each year to the SFC, while the student body president appoints a sixth. Along with the chair, the six members of the SFC determine the funding for student groups each year.
SFC member candidates:
The student senate is made up of 25 voting members and three non-voting members. Most senators are elected into office, but the student body president can appoint senators.
Twenty-eight students are running for senate positions this year, some with experience and some without. In order for the senate to operate, it must meet quorum (51 percent of the members, or 13 students, must attend each meeting).
Student Senate candidates:
Mika’il Abdullah Ali
Salahudin En Sabah Nur Ali
James Randy Fox
Lee Ann Wyckoff-Hickey
Daniel R. Lyons