SLC Discusses Budget

At their Wednesday afternoon meeting on Jan. 30, the Student Leadership Council discussed how to keep tuition fees down for LBCC students. SLC President Shelby Pick said that although university students in Oregon have lobbied successfully for a 5 percent cap on yearly tuition increases, Oregon’s community college students are still vulnerable to bigger increases.  For example, LBCC President Greg Hamann, said that a 7 percent increase is likely for LBCC students next year and the year after that.

Jess Jacobs, LBCC director of accounting and budget is set to talk at noon in Forum 104, Wednesday, Feb. 6, about the next two-year budget cycle for LBCC. There will be free sandwiches on a first-come first-serve basis.

As well as staffing events like the budget forum, the SLC staffs the LBCC Office, campaigns for students at the state Legislature, and allocates funds for student services. Their office is located next to the Hot Shot Cafe in the Forum Building.

At the Jan. 30 meeting, the SLC approved eight additional hours on Friday and Saturday for the Albany Learning Center’s tutoring hours during finals week.  There will also be $200 worth of free printing available for students, as well as the usual snacks and pizza.

Elections for the new SLC reps are happening this term. Applications for half or full time reps are accepted through the end of winter term, but applications for President or Vice-President are due by 5 p.m. Monday Feb. 11.

Story by Karen Canan