The Student Federation held its first meeting of 2020 last Thursday, Jan. 16. The Federation swore in new representatives and elected a sergeant of arms to serve for the next academic year.
Senior Sean Collins will serve as president, assisted by Secretary Katherine Ryerson, Treasurer Austin Mock, and Vice President David Strobach. Collins said his primary goal for this year is that the Student Federation will serve Hillsdale honorably.
“I hope the Student Federation will continue to deserve its status as an august and venerable body worthy of the respect and admiration of the student body at-large,” Collins said.
After being sworn in, representatives selected a sergeant of arms to serve the federation. Two candidates, freshmen Meera Baldwin and Patrick Rhodey, vied for the position. Rep. Ryerson spoke on behalf of Baldwin, attesting to her dedication to the Student Federation. Rep. Siegfried endorsed Rhodey, calling his character and work ethic “unmatched.” By a vote of 9‑to‑7, Baldwin won the election and will serve as the new sergeant of arms. Council members encouraged Rhodey to channel his passion for the federation into applying for one of the open councilmember positions.
Students are encouraged to attend Student Federation meetings every other Thursday at 7 p.m. in the formal lounge. President Collins said he hopes students will “take part in the discourse by voicing their opinions and concerns during the public comment period.”
Any clubs looking for funding can contact President Collins or Treasurer Austin Mock.