ASSC president resigns
Kelsey Moran-Richardson, the president of the Associated Students of Solano College (ASSC) student government, has resigned.
The new president of the ASSC student government is Kristine Barruzo.
“Kelsey vacated the president position, and I assume the office of president,” said Barruzo to the ASSC student government during their May 1 meeting.
During the initial weeks of the spring semester, Moran-Richardson, the then-president of ASSC student government, nominated Barruzo for the office of vice-president. The ASSC student senate approved the nomination.
In April, Barruzo resigned from the position of vice-president to become the ASSC student government health and physical education associate. Associate is akin to a senate position without the ability to make motions or binding votes but associates have an advisory vote.
To replace Barruzo, Moran-Richardson nominated Naser Baig to be the new ASSC vice-president of the ASSC student government.
Baig resigned from his position as academic curriculum senator, to be eligible for the office of vice-president of ASSC student government. The ASSC student senate approved his nomination to the office of vice-president.
The ASSC constitution states that the vice president will assume the position of president if the office is vacated.
Official ASSC agendas from April 3 to May 1 listed Barruzo as an associate and Baig as the vice-president of ASSC student government.
“I never submitted my letter of resignation,” Barruzo said at the May 1 ASSC student government meeting.
Last week, The Tempest learned that Moran-Richardson was ineligible for the position of president of ASSC student government because she was not enrolled in at least six units at Solano College.
Article I, section 1 of the ASSC bylaws defines the eligibility requirement of the ASSC president and other executive officers of the ASSC student government, “Executive officers shall complete a minimum of six (6) units in each semester that they hold office.”
“I have nothing to say,” said Moran-Richardson when asked whether she was enrolled in six units at Solano College.
Mostafa Ghous, Director of Student Development did not respond to emails asking if Moran-Richardson was still holding an office in student government.