By Kristin Grafft
The possibility of adding more diverse student representation to the Associated Student Body Cabinet was discussed at the Monday, May 20 Cabinet meeting.
ASB Vice President Maria Lopez ran the meeting and explained that the request for a larger group of representation in the Cabinet was brought to her attention with recommendations of representatives for trades, disabled services and veterans.
“Veterans are a very important one because currently we are facing a lot of veteran issues. Homelessness, coming back from traumatic events, trying to get your life back together. We want to have representatives of all these different kinds of students that come to a Community College,” Lopez said.
Kristen Payne, representative of the finance committee, argued that it would be unnecessary. Payne said that those same students could already apply for current positions and represent the students in that way.
Cultural affairs chair Andrea Donado was particularly in favor of the idea. Donado said that more representation of the PCC students would also be beneficial in unifying the two campuses.
Payne also informed the rest of the Cabinet that the finance committee is recommending a 5 percent cut next year for everyone that they fund and larger cuts the following year.
Sarah Twilley, representative of arts, announced upcoming performances at the meeting. “Please support the music department as we’re wrapping up the end of our year.” Twilley said.
LBCC choirs and orchestra will be presenting Mozart’s requiem on Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m. in the LBCC auditorium.
Admission is free for students with a current college services card sticker and general admission is $10, or $5 for employees and senior citizens.