Student Government Association President Michael Dobbs transitioned out Wednesday and new President Clint Combs hopes to hit the ground running.
“I want to change student government from just an announcement organization to an action organization,” Combs said.
Combs was the Senator at Large for his last term on SGA.
Through his last position, he has seen areas in which he feels SGA has lacked, which fueled him to run for presidency and get involved in a higher position.
Combs has a three part plan.
Combs would like to create stronger relationships with our local government and state government, create a strategic initiative and review the bylaws of SGA.
“We want an ambitious goal, but we want something that is achievable,” Combs said.
Inside SGA, Combs plans to work on programming with his vice president, Nathan Payne. Together, they plan to bring a larger variety of people into the SGA community.
In order to fulfill his hopes for SGA, Combs plans to rely on the senators, especially to communicate with the students who are not directly involved in SGA.
Combs also plans to take his job seriously as the Student Regent where his one and only duty is to serve the students.
Although Combs has many plans to kick off his presidency, he said he hopes his plans and initiative are not the “Comb initiative or the Comb plan, but the student government initiative and the student government plan.”
Combs hopes that more students will become active in SGA and that the apathy toward politics will turn into excitement as he takes charge.
“As SGA president, it was really cool to see the interworking of the whole campus and how it is run,” Dobbs said. “It was really eye opening to see all the work that goes into one day and how things work.”
Dobbs said that SGA is the “most powerful students administration on campus” because of its “high caliber of students” who had the willingness to get students heard.
SGA welcomes all students to its meeting every Wednesday at 4:30p.m. in the Curris Center Barkley Room.
As Dobbs signed out from his presidency he said “it’s been a fun ride” and he said he hopes that incoming president, Clint Combs, will “stick to his guns.”
Story by Julia Mazzuca, Staff writer