By Laurie Guilmartin
March 5, 2009
The Richmond and Westhampton College Government associations are working with the Office of Student Development to create a Student Programming Council, which would help the student governments of reaching a long-time goal of improving and increasing funding opportunities for student organizations and club sports.
Matt Whittaker, president of the Richmond College Student Government Association, said increasing funding for student organizations had been the biggest project that he had worked on during his time at Richmond.
"This has been the thing that I wanted to hang my hat on," he said.
Although student organizations were given a one-time $40,000 grant last year, Whittaker said he did not expect any money to come in this year.
"It was awesome last year when we got the $40,000 grant," he said.