A letter from the SGA president

I am no stranger to adversity, and I don’t entertain ignorance but acknowledge it. 

I was impeached by a 1/3rd vote of the Student Senate because I would not prematurely perform a function that a certain interest group was pressuring me to perform for their best interest.     

I have complete confidence in the functioning capacity of the Student Government Senate, but because of the minimal amount of votes required to carry out an impeachment procedure, the minority of the Student Senate influenced by that interest group prevailed. 

I am charged with the mission to increase the quality of life of our student body while protecting and preserving our rich legacy.

I have enjoyed the experience to humbly serve you as your Student Body President/University Trustee, and look forward to continue to serve you and your interest with our special initiatives, programs, and services such as: student stimulus package, world renown speaker series such as Dr. Ben Carson, Judge D’Army Bailey, continuing construction on phase II of the recreational facilities, expanding food services, bringing to campus local business owners to share their experiences with students, and notary services just to name a few.

I would like to thank the student body for your continued support, and as your public servant, I am excited to continue to support you and your interests.

I would like to take this opportunity to say that I will not allow a minority representation of the Student Senate to distort the will of the majority of the student body. 
Once again, I truly appreciate the opportunity that you afforded me to serve you. 
Please feel free to contact me at sga.president@famu.edu or 850-599-8114.

Gallop Franklin is a senior pharmacy student from Tallahassee. He can also be reached at famuanopinions@gmail.com.