After one month of serving as Student Senate president, Abdul Rahman Harris resigned from his position during the general body meeting on Sept. 20.
“One of my reasons for running (for president) was to represent the student voice," Harris said. "I did that as a student affairs director and I did it as a president, but unfortunately circumstances came up where my family comes first, and I just stepped down from this.”
Student Senate comprises of 25 members, eight of whom serve on the executive board. There are projects and proposals currently in the works to improve student transit, the course registration system and collaboration with Student Disability Services.
Only those who have served on Senate for at least a year are eligible to be nominated and run for president. For the candidate to win, they need at least half of the Student Senate body to vote in favor.
Dalia Ibrahim,who currently serves as vice president, will be interim president until elections take place on Oct. 4.
“I know all of you will lead by example,” Harris said while addressing Student Senate. “Trust one another, trust your work and get the senate gears moving.
“I’m happy to see Senate move and create better things at Wayne State under new leadership,” Harris said.
Also during the meeting was a discussion with Kurt Kruschinska from the Office of Registrar, about updating the course registration system by adding a waitlisting option. Effective winter 2019, the current registration system will be upgraded and become more mobile-friendly, including a view of schedules and making error messages more specific.
The next Student Senate meeting is Oct. 4 at 6 p.m.