SA executive vice president resigns

Senior Casey Syron suddenly resigned from his post as executive vice president on Jan. 15. Hatchet File Photo by Jordan McDonald | Hatchet Staff Photographer
Senior Casey Syron suddenly resigned from his post as executive vice president on Jan. 15. File Photo by Jordan McDonald | Hatchet Staff Photographer

Executive Vice President Casey Syron resigned from the Student Association Senate Friday afternoon, citing personal and health reasons.

SA Senate President Andie Dowd will appoint a new executive vice president by Jan. 29. Sen. Thomas Falcigno, CCAS-U, will serve as acting executive vice president and senate chair in the interim, according to an email from Syron.

In a resignation letter addressed to Dowd obtained by The Hatchet, Syron asked Dowd and the Senate to continue conversations about affordability, a priority for the former No. 2 of the SA.

“I respectfully request that you and the Student Association continue the discussion on affordability. The day­-to-­day underlying cost of the student experience is a persistent problem of ineffable measure for me and far too many students of our university,” he wrote.

Syron said Senate Chief of Staff and senior John Lindsay, who Syron described as a “partner in all of this,” would ease the transition for Syron’s replacement because the two attended meetings with administrators together throughout the year.

“For the rest of the year, I’d say I’d like to see the Marvin Center kept as student space and I’d like to see more free sessions for Mental Health Services,” Syron said.

Dowd said that she and other members of the SA were sad to see Syron leave but were “thankful” for his work last semester.

“The SA will continue to move on and work toward its goals,” Dowd said.

Syron served as CCAS senator in the SA Senate last year and as a member of the Joint Committee of Faculty and Students. He campaigned for executive vice president on a platform that included making on-campus dining more affordable and reforming Mental Health Services.

Syron’s resignation marks the second sudden departure from the SA this academic year. Junior Nancy Mannebach, who served as finance committee chair, resigned in October.

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