Published: February 15, 2019
Pacific Oaks College Interim President Jack Paduntin invited students to participate in a meeting to discuss re-establishing the Student Government Association.
The official invitation sent to students emphasized the importance of the SGA for Pacific Oaks and welcomed students to help share ideas, interests, and concerns with the College.
SGA is an excellent forum for students at Pacific Oaks to develop their leadership and management skills that are transferable to a variety of professions during school and after graduation.
Students from all modalities responded to the formal invite and then participated in an SGA meeting on Feb. 7, which provided an opportunity to learn about the current SGA process and have a voice in re-establishing the association. The meeting led to the creation of the Student Government Association Advisory Board.
The goal of the SGA Advisory Board is for students to work collaboratively in an effort to create a student government structure that they feel would best fit the Pacific Oaks student body.
Students volunteered to participate in the following four groups during the event:
Groups will meet over the next week and share their ideas in a second meeting scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21.
Students who were not able to attend the meeting, but expressed an interest in participating in the process, were contacted and given an opportunity to join a group.
Much of the student feedback has been positive and highlights the excitement many in the Pacific Oaks community are feeling to re-establish the SGA.