Vice President for External Affairs candidates agree there should be more communication

Vice President for External Affairs candidates agree there should be more communication

Student Government Association Vice President for External Affairs candidates Evan Folan and Graham McMillan agreed there should be more communication among all student organizations during their debate on Wednesday.

Sophomore broadcast journalism major Evan Folan said he would use a three-point plan to enhance communication among student organizations, while junior political science major Graham McMillan expressed a desire for SGA members to sit in on meetings of student organizations that feel underrepresented.

Folan’s plan aims to create clear communication between organizations outside of SGA, boost student attendance at athletic events and to talk to other Big 12 schools’ student representatives to see what initiatives work on other campuses.

“I just want to make sure that the students’ voices are heard,” Folan said.

McMillan, whose campaign slogan is “to do justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly,” largely drew from his past experience during the debate, saying that he has completed all of the goals he set out to accomplish at the beginning of his term last spring and that it would be “a joy and a blessing” to be re-elected.

“I brought the city to TCU, I worked with local businesses in the Chamber of Commerce and I’ve brought student voices to the administration,” McMillan said. "We should be able to sit in on the meetings of some of the organizations that are feeling underrepresented, that are not getting their voices heard in SGA, and bring their voice to the administration.”

Both candidates said they had no concerns about the fact that Folan could potentially be elected alongside his brother, current Student Body President Brent Folan.

“I think that Evan is really different from Brent, and Brent is really different from Evan, so they complement each other,” McMillan said.

“We have the same last name, but we’re completely different people,” Folan said.

Students can vote beginning at 8 a.m. on Nov. 13 until Nov. 14 at 8 a.m.