With new faces comes a big change in the Feminist Student Alliance as they hold elections for their new executive board. Elections were held on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 in the Marshall Center, Room 2703 at 9 p.m.
These elections marked the implementation of new ideas to expand the organization. Members of FSA have expressed that the organization faces some severe issues.
“Leadership is their weakness, the officers don’t come to meetings and don’t seem to be passionate, luckily we’re voting in a couple of weeks for new officers,” said Shelby Hill, sophomore, in an email interview.
The new executive board will consist of a president, vice president, historian, treasurer and two new public relations chairs positions. The position’s goal is to make FSA a household name says Alaina Bridges, president of FSA.
The new public relations chairs will be delegated tasks of recruitment, promotions and event planning. They will be utilizing flyers, handouts, and buttons as well as learning about more effective event promotion, as outlined at the pre-election meeting. These are services that FSA has not taken advantage of in the past.
Bridges is ready to see the organization go in new directions.
“We were in a bad financial strain and now we are in the rebuilding stages,” Bridges stated. The financial strain, caused by lack of funding will be fixed with the Student Government funding FSA will receive in the fall.
This election will create new leadership which will include a focus on public relations, new leadership and more widespread feminist education. With their goals in mind and a new leadership structure the future of FSA is showing promise.