Letter to the editor: President provides progress review

As President of the student body I would like to review the progress of the Fall 2012 semester.  The Pitt Johnstown Student Government Association tries to communicate with the student body to take any means possible to better the experience of each Pitt Johnstown student.

First and foremost, we have implemented a process called the Individual Initiative. Each SGA member publicly places their name on a campus initiative. They work with University officials and other students to arrive at a solution. If the goal is accomplished, we move on to a new initiative. If the initiative fails, it fails, and we discuss ways to find progress through other means. This is our way of staying accountable toyou, the students we represent.

The Wireless Campus Initiative has hit its stride. As of now, we have successfully completed off all of Phase I and Phase II is nearing completion. Phase I included the installation of wireless units in all first-year common areas, LLC recreation room, and the Willow lounge. Phase II incorporates wireless access into both the Townhouse and Lodge units. The Townhouses are complete and by Christmas break the Lodges will be wireless as well.  Phase III will be complete by the end of the school year and that includes saturation of all rooms in Willow, LLC, CPA, and finally first year halls, respectively. The SGA would like to thank the University for working with us to provide a technologically sound campus.

The “Wail on the Wall” initiative has also hit the ground running. Students are able to record any issues they are facing on campus on the wall. The comments are then presented at our weekly SGA meetings and assigned to a committee via our newly crafted Delegation Procedure. Give it a try for yourself.

Laundry problems have been on the rise this semester. We have implemented a new check system to monitor the machines on campus. In the past, students were complaining, but no official documentation would occur. Unfortunately, this does not lead to any results. The new procedure started two weeks ago with four buildings and seven total machines were disabled. I am happy to report that as of today every single laundry machine is working.

As always, I encourage suggestions, comments, and concerns from the student body and others of our University. Please feel free to voice your comments to me or any other SGA members. I can be reached via email at [email protected]


Cliff Maloney

SGA President