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USG Treasurer resigns, club funding to continue as scheduled

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Former USG treasurer Amedea Baldoni

Former USG treasurer Amedea Baldoni

Photo by Nikole Kost

Photo by Nikole Kost

Former USG treasurer Amedea Baldoni

Written By Alexander Popichak, Editor-in-Chief

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The treasurer of the United Student Government (USG) has resigned, citing personal reasons.

Sophomore political science and legal studies double major Amedea Baldoni said Feb. 21 in her  letter of resignation  “In light of recent events, I have not been able to thrive and fulfill this position to my fullest extent.“

A release issued Feb. 22, USG stated in part, “The club funding schedule will continue as scheduled with funding requests due March 7th from clubs and an allocation meeting on March 13th. An acting treasurer will be announced shortly who will stay for the remainder of the academic year.”

USG also said that Baldoni will not return to the legislative body in any role this academic year.

A full report with more details will be available for in the next Globe on March 8.

The press release issued by USG, as well as Baldoni’s letter is reproduced below.

Release from the United Student Government of Point Park dated Feb. 22, 2017:

PITTSBURGH, PA – Citing personal reasons, Amedea Baldoni has resigned from her position as treasurer of the United Student Government. Baldoni will not return in any capacity for the remainder of the academic year. USG extends a thank you for her time and wish her luck in her future endeavors at Point Park.

The club funding schedule will continue as scheduled with funding requests due March 7th from clubs and an allocation meeting on March 13th. An acting treasurer will be announced shortly who will stay for the remainder of the academic year.

Resignation Letter from former treasurer Amedea Baldoni dated Feb. 21, 2017:

I am resigning from my position as Treasurer of United Student Government. Throughout the two years that I’ve been part of this organization, I have been able to learn about myself but there is no more room for me to grow.

It has been a pleasure working with the executive cabinet and the legislative body over the last two years. One of the highlights of my career was being asked to be Treasurer, and making sure that both United Student Government and the clubs on campus were doing well financially. But in light of recent events, I have not been able to thrive and fulfill this position to my fullest extent. This was a hard decision to make but I know it’s for the best for myself and my career.

United Student Government is poised for continued growth and I wish you much success with your upcoming endeavors.

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