Applications for permanent SA EVP open after Hill ascends to presidency

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Then-SA Executive Vice President Brandon Hill ascended to the presidency earlier this week after former SA President Howard Brookins resigned.

Applications opened for a permanent Student Association executive vice president Wednesday to fill a vacancy that resulted from former President Howard Brookins’ resignation.

After Brookins resigned Sunday, then-SA Executive Vice President Brandon Hill was sworn in as SA president, and then-SA Sen. Thomas Falcigno, CPS-G and chairperson pro tempore of the SA Senate, became acting EVP until Hill appoints a permanent replacement, who must be confirmed by the senate. The new EVP will serve the remainder of the term, which carries through the end of the academic year.

“President Hill is looking for someone who is prepared enough to take on this role starting in the coming weeks, to take us through the rest of the Spring 2021 semester,” an SA Facebook announcement states.

The position’s responsibilities include chairing the senate, leading “legislative initiatives” and meeting with top officials, according to the announcement.

Falcigno, the acting EVP, will serve in the post until the senate confirms a replacement, but he said when reached for comment that he will not submit an application for the role.

“I have full confidence in President Hill’s ability to select an EVP that will be able to rebuild trust and carry out our mission,” he said. “I will continue to play an advisory role in the EVP selection process when asked and look forward to assisting the SA with an orderly transition for whoever is selected and subsequently confirmed by the senate.”

All “qualified” members of the GW community are allowed to submit a one-page letter outlining their experience, policy goals and qualifications to Hill by Saturday at noon, the announcement states.

Brookins, the former SA president, stepped down after more than 50 current and former SA members and student leaders called for his resignation and the senate began impeachment proceedings against him amid sexual misconduct allegations and claims that Brookins created a “negligent and careless work environment.”

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