SA senate elects new chairperson pro tempore

Zachary Graybill, G-SEAS, was elected chairperson pro tempore of the Student Association Senate Monday. Photo by Sam Hardgrove | Photo Editor
Sen. Zachary Graybill, G-SEAS, was elected chairperson pro tempore of the Student Association Senate Monday. Photo by Sam Hardgrove | Photo Editor

The Student Association senate elected a new chairperson pro tempore Monday night after the senator who previously held the position resigned.

Former Sen. Evan Bursey, U-at-Large, resigned from his senate position for personal reasons, SA Executive Vice President Thomas Falcigno said during Monday’s meeting. This year was Bursey’s second term as an SA senator.

The chair pro tempore heads the senate’s leadership committee and would take on the executive vice president’s role of presiding over the senate if the executive vice president were to step down or was otherwise not able to fulfill his or her duty.

Two senators, Sen. Zachary Graybill, G-SEAS, and Sen. Evan Bryan, G-CPS, were both nominated for the position. Graybill won in a written vote.

Graybill served as an undergraduate senator for two terms before being elected to the graduate position. He was also a member of the senate’s finance committee, which he said during the meeting has prepared him for the chairperson position.

“I’ve appreciated seeing over the past few years our missions, and I’d love to have this position,” Graybill said.

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