Despite an unusual route to the position, Undergraduate Student Government Comptroller Fabio Saccomanno is looking to make the most of his time at his new desk by working to improve Tier II funding policies and increase transparency between students and the organization.
USG and Student Health and Wellness held a panel about college mental health Thursday in honor of World Mental Health Day. The four panelists — mental health professionals Dr. Sarah Ketchen Lipson and Dr. Clewiston Challenger and UConn students Kanu Caplash and Jovanni Vicenty — came together to give different perspectives and levels of expertise to discuss the topic, with Dr. Amanda Waters, UConn’s resident multi-cultural specialist and staff psychologist, presiding over the discussion.
The University of Connecticut’s Undergraduate Student Government’s (USG) goals for the semester include connecting more with students and faculty and promoting diversity. USG Vice President Emmanuel Chinyumba, a seventh-semester political science major minoring in real estate, said he hopes USG’s governing board creates diversity on campus and hopes it is more successful than last year.