The Associated Students of Lane Community College Senate voted unanimously to appoint student Felicia Dickenson as a senator during its April 2 meeting.
Dickenson has been involved in Lane student governance for the past year as an elected member of the Student Finance Board, a six-member student advisory committee that audits the budgets of programs that receive funding from the student activity fee.
Senators are elected during the annual ASLCC general election during spring term. As Senate seats become vacant, students can be appointed to positions.
As a senator, Dickenson said she’ll still regard student money as a point of importance.
“We’re all not paying just for an education, but we’re also paying for an experience,” Dickenson said. “As a senator, I want to make sure that our money is spent wisely and appropriately in every area.”
Dickenson told members of the senate that she hopes to bring the ability to examine issues from every possible angle to make Lane a better place.
“This is a chance for me to act put my brain power to something that’s truly important and affects every student on campus,” Dickenson said.
ASLCC Treasurer Zach Wais, who doubles as SFB chairman, proposed the motion for Dickenson to be appointed. Student leaders approved the motion unanimously.
ASLCC President Paul Zito said he was glad Dickenson decided to become a senator.
“She is a smart young lady who has a lot to offer the students at Lane,” Zito said.