The Florida A&M 40th Student Senate welcomed a new member Monday night as Donnya Banks, a second year student at FAMU College of Law, was sworn in as the FAMU College of Law’s student senator.
She joined student senators after making the four-hour drive from the College of Law’s Orlando campus to discuss legislation that would add three FAMU College of Law student senator positions.
Banks addressed graduate students’ concerns, assuring senators that the legislation was not meant to divide the graduate class, but to ensure that College of Law students would have representation. Banks said that while still a part of FAMU, the College of Law had its own separate set of issues that would best be handled by someone familiar with the Orlando campus.
The College of Law’s students have had a very positive reaction to the new position, according to Banks.
“They have been very, very receptive. They’re very excited and want to know how they can get involved.”
Banks ran into a few snags planning the trip from Orlando, saying the process was “interesting, but it’s definitely doable.”