Meet the new SG president

Kelly Tyko

A couple of things were missing during the first week of the semester at FAU. One was a sign hanging on a post for a reserved parking spot. The other was a person sworn into the position who would normally park there.

Mukarrum Mawjood says he’s ready to drive into that spot located outside the University Center. He’s ready to assume the Student Government presidency that he takes over from Burak Kuntay, who officially handed in his resignation on Jan. 10. [As of press time, Mawjood was scheduled to be sworn into office on XXX.]

And he’s also ready to meet you.

“I want the students to know that when I’m president, I will be the student’s president. I’m accessible. Whatever they need, I’m there for them. They can come here and I’ll meet with them. I walk through the Breezeway about five times a day.

“If they have a problem, I want them to come to Student Government. If they can solve it, we’ll direct them to departments … I’ll even take them there,” Mawjood says.

Handling other matters is another item on the top of his agenda.

“I want Student Government to be involved with academics. Because of that I’m working to establish a tutoring committee that will work with different departments and help out multicultural affairs. Beef them up and also expand their book loan program.

In addition, Mawjood wants to look into having a tutoring room – for each of the campuses.

“When I’m president, everything that’s the presidential administrative cabinet, will be University-wide,’ says Mawjood. “We will contact the different campuses and ask them how we can use this committee to help the students of all the campuses.”

The biomedical science and neuroscience senior is the first FAU student to not be elected into his position, though he doesn’t want you to think that makes him unqualified. “I can serve the students as best as I can. And also I can serve the students as best as Burak. Or even better.

“I want the whole student body to know that I think that I’m one of the most experienced people in Student Government. I have been chairperson of clubs. I have been the presidents of clubs. I’ve been the president of the Pre-Med society and still am the president of the Pre-Med Society. I’ve held different vice-president positions.

“I have been a senator. I’ve been the assistant chair of ways and means, the chair of ways and means, and the chief of staff for Pablo. I’m very experienced and very capable of holding this position,” Mawjood says.

But whatever happened to the parking space’s sign?

Mawjood has the answers: “When Burak left he wanted the sign down. I’ve instructed my chief-of-staff who spoke to Michelle Winters of traffic and parking and they’re putting the sign up.

“They seemed to have lost the sign. They’re making a new sign now and then they’ll put it up.”