On Thursday, February 28th, a group of students gathered with California State Assemblymember Roger Dickinson to kick off a new Student Advisory Committee. The committee was created to bring student leaders and organizations together to express concerns and recommend solutions on important issues of special interest to students within the district.
Because of recent redistricting, West Sacramentans got to vote for a new California Assemblymember. They selected Assemblymember Dickinson to represents the area that encompasses Sacramento State University.
Dickinson was very excited to have the opportunity to sit down and meet with students at Sac State. He previously taught a course at CSUS and is very passionate about Higher Education. His wife is an Assistant Vice Chancellor at UC Davis.
During his first meeting with the students, Dickinson spoke about his time at UC Berkeley helping his peers advocate and lobby the State of California for important issues affecting students. Because of the earlier work that he and other students did, current students now have a much larger voice in the legislative process. Students are currently represented on the CSU Board of Trustees and UC Board of Regents.
Sarah Couch, Director of the Office of Governmental Affairs presented Assemblymember Dickinson with a resolution in support of the advisory committee. This resolution was approved by the ASI Board of Directors and states, “Associated Students, Inc., of California State University, Sacramento will actively work to bring the students of Sacramento State and the Assemblymember’s office (together) to increase communication between our representative and his constituents”
Aside from the Student Advisory Committee, the district office will be holding office hours, “ASI Capitol Connection,” in the union to give students the opportunity to voice their concerns.
For more information, please contact:
Assemblymember Roger Dickinson
915 L street, Suite 110
Sacramento, CA 95814