UF student body treasurer resigns post


Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
Student Body Treasurer Lindsay Cosimi announced her resignation in a notarized letter read by Senate President John Boyles to the Student Senate Tuesday night.
"I do not have any information on why our former treasurer had to resign her position," Boyles said, but he speculated that something "dramatic" may have happened in her personal life.
"Keep Lindsay and her family in your thoughts," he said to the Senate.
Cosimi was not at the meeting, but she will be present at next week's Senate meeting to present her recommendations for her replacement, and she may explain her reasons to the Senate then, he said.
As required by Senate laws, Cosimi delivered a notarized letter announcing her resignation to both President Boyles and to the Chief Justice of the Student Government Supreme Court Tuesday afternoon, Boyles said.
Cosimi will recommend three candidates for treasurer, and the Senate will vote on her nominees. If no candidate gets two-thirds of the Senate's support, there will be a runoff election between the majority candidate and the runner-up.
If no candidate gets more than half the Senate's vote, Cosimi will submit a second list of three candidates, and the process will be repeated by the Senate, Boyles said.
Until Cosimi's replacement is selected, Student Body President Joe Goldberg will function as the interim treasurer, Boyles said.
Boyles also announced the creation of a new senate committee to look into campus improvements that would benefit students, with an emphasis on minor needs that may have been overlooked in the past.
The committee is now made up of senators, but he invited input and participation from the entire student body.
The campus-improvement committee will present its findings to the Senate on Feb. 21, at the end of the current Senate term, but Boyles said he invites the future Senate president to carry on the committee and implement the suggestions.
In other business, the Senate unanimously passed a bill that would enable senators who switch their majors to seek a vacant seat in their new college.
The original Senate laws were designed to prevent senators from holding two seats simultaneously or campaigning for a new seat while holding their original seat, but they also unintentionally excluded senators from filling vacancies.
The new laws will not allow senators to artificially extend their terms by moving from a fall seat to a spring seat, Sen. Josh Weiss said. Senators can only fill their original terms.

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