Here are the highlights from the September 23 board meeting: after two hours of confidential debate, the board approved a motion to vacate the president position and to open up nominations for a new president of the student union. Sacha Fabry, CSU vice-president of external relations, was the only nominee and was later elected to the position by secret ballot.

A policy statement on bullying and harassment that had been drafted was approved and be made an appendix to the CSU Procedures Manual. The board also extended the list of acceptable reasons for a board member to be excused for meeting absences.

The board appointed members to sit on the external relations committee, composed of the vice-president of external relations, two students-at-large, and six board members (the board suspended the maximum number of board members who could sit on the committee due to the high level of interest). The board decided to wait until the next board meeting to appoint members to other committees, due to confusion over who wanted to sit on which committees.

The board released $800 from the budget to send the women’s liaison and the social justice coordinator to the Women & Leadership Conference: Radical Conversations, which will be held in Victoria from October 13 to 15, 2016.

To read the full set of September 23 board minutes, please visit the CSU website. The next board meeting is scheduled for October 7 at 2:30pm in Library 322.