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History of SGA at SAU

The Beginnings of SGA
With the needs of the students growing, the demand for a representative organization, consisting of students, began to grow too. The students rallied together and elected nine students to sit on a Student Government Board. The then St. Ambrose College granted and recognized the creation of the Student Council. The first formal meeting was during the fall semester of 1926.

From the 1925-1926 Yearbook
"During the scholastic year, 1925-1926, the Student Council was organized in the College Department. The purpose of this organization is to cooperate with the faculty and the administration of all matters pertaining to the student body. It tends to better the morale of the students by placing on their shoulders a share of the responsibility in managing their affairs and gives them an opportunity for self-expression, whether personally or through their representatives.

"All classes will have at least two representatives on the Student Council. The freshman are allowed two delegates, sophomores three, juniors four, and seniors five. The president and the vice-president of the senior class are ex officio president and vice-president of the Council. The presidents of the freshman, sophomore and junior classes are ex officio members of the Council. The delegates hold weekly meetings at which anything of student interest is discussed. Recommendations are voted on and then, subject to the approval of the Council advisor and Board of Discipline, are put into effect."

Senate 1925-1926
President.................Forrest Ensfield
Vice President.........Matthew Hart
Advisor....................Rev. M.A. O'Connell

Senior Representatives:
Harold Baker
Don Carmody
Sebastian Menke
Howard Urie

Junior Representatives:
Robert Bloom
Francis Marlin
George Cummins
Kenneth Martin

Sophomore Representatives:
John Burns
Michael Manjoine

Freshman Representatives:
James Hanley
William Kerrigan