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‘Of course it’s something I’ve weighed’: Senate Chair on Leaving SA

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Student Association Senate Chair Jarrett Altilio won’t consider exiting the senate early if certain the legislative branch would be left “weaker” by result.

He has mulled over leaving senate. Working in the organization since freshman year, the job has been tiring at times, he said.

“Of course it’s something I’ve weighed, but this is an important time for SA and at this moment [sic] I’m focused on shaping it for whenever the day comes,” said Altilio via message.

Altilio, a senior, has served four years as a senator and about a year and a half as chair. Elected chair by with strong Phi Alpha Delta member support in spring of 2016, Altilio is one of the longest serving senate chairs in recent history.

Over several weeks, Altilio weighed an exit for the board of finance. The senate chair on Dec. 8 sent a resignation letter to the board of finance. He alerted BOF leadership, Mitchell Ryback and Anna Agnes three days prior.

Time restraints next semester and plans to bring in new blood to the board, both prompted Alitlio to leave the BOF. Being on the board for over two years, he’s held the seat longer than any senator currently in the legislative branch.

In the letter, Altilio said he would spend the next month searching for a nominee to replace him.

Under the SA by-laws, the senate chair can appoint four members to the BOF. The president can appoint three members. A BOF term is two years.


Tyler A. McNeil is the current managing editor for the Albany Student Press. The Capital Region native previously served as managing editor for The Hudsonian, and as an intern for the Times Union and Capital Tonight.

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