Students prepare for spring town hall meeting


Michael Guido, Staff Writer

For the second time this academic year, Gannon’s Student Government Association (SGA), will be hosting a student town hall.  

The town hall will be hosted Monday, Feb. 18 in the Yehl Ballroom of the Waldron Campus Center.  

The town hall meeting allows students to voice their thoughts and opinions on school-related issues and to offer solutions to said problems.   

It will also give students a chance to ask questions and have them answered by President Keith Taylor, Ph.D.  

The first such town hall took place last semester and was deemed a success by those involved.  

During that town hall, topics ranging from tuition to social clubs were discussed among the students.  

Students associated with SGA are optimistic for this upcoming town hall.  

Kendra Walker, president of SGA and a senior accounting and finance major, provided some of her reasons as to why she thinks students should attend.  

“Being a part of SGA for the past four years, I have been able to witness firsthand how much our university cares about the needs of our students,” Walker said.  

She said that town hall is an opportunity for all members of the student body to have a personal relationship with the administration on campus.   

“I highly encourage any students who want to strengthen their relationship with our institution to attend the event.”  

Ariel Farren, a biology/pre-med student and SGA freshmen class representative, said that the town halls can be beneficial for students. 

“It is an opportunity for the students to voice any concerns or questions that they may have to Dr. Taylor and his team,” Farren said.  

“Town halls are informative and a great chance for all to be heard.” 

David Long, vice president of marketing & communications for SGA and a criminal justice major, said he highly recommends that students stop by.  

“We’re looking forward to hosting this event, and we are looking forward to all undergraduate students joining us,” he said.  

Some students are excited by the idea and plan on attending the event.  

David Thompson, a freshman criminal justice major, said he hopes to attend.   

“I missed the first one last semester, so I want to make up for it and go to this one,” Thompson said.   

“It’s nice to know what’s going on around campus and to hear what other students are thinking and feeling; it allows me to stay more engaged with what’s happening at Gannon.”  

Josh Chimenti, a freshman biomedical engineering major, said he likes the idea of having a town hall for students at Gannon.   

“Though I didn’t go to the last town hall, I think it’s a good idea,” Chimenti said.  

“It’s nice Gannon is allowing students to voice their concerns.”  



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