Student-driven legislative agenda presented to Maryland General Assembly
Towson’s SGA proposes priorities
TOWSON, Md. (Jan. 31, 2008)—The Legislative Affairs committee of the Towson University Student Government Association has compiled and prioritized issues to be presented to the Maryland General Assembly for consideration.
Isaac Meyer, Director of Legislative Affairs for SGA, led the effort to determine which issues are most important to the university’s student population and should be put before the legislature. The comprehensive summary of issues included: access and affordability; enrollment growth funding; responsible textbook legislation; support for the UB/Towson MBA program; and engaging students in the legislative process. The student driven legislative agenda is recognized as the first of its type in Maryland.
Having been interested in and a volunteer supporter of the political/legislative process since high school, Meyer, a junior political science major, undertook the project because, “It’s important to get the entire TU student community to be thinking about how the General Assembly directly impacts their educational environment and experience. It’s equally important for the General Assembly to know how they can enhance that experience for Towson University students.”
Towson University’s Student Government Association comprises 37 members representing over 16,000 students. Copies of the 2008 legislative Agenda have been distributed to Towson University student leadership and to the Governor’s office and the Maryland General Assembly.