By Abigail Northgraves ’19
This week Raul Fonts, associate vice president and dean of admission and financial aid, was the guest speaker at the Providence College Student Congress meeting.
Raul Fonts gave an introduction of himself, his history with the College, and his experience in admissions. Fonts also shared several statistics about the class of 2022.
The class of 2022 is the largest class in PC’s history with about 1,124 students. PC received more applications than ever before, and Fonts anticipates even more are coming this year, as the College is becoming increasingly desirable.
Fonts also attributes the increased enrollment to the excellent admissions staff who travel all over the U.S. and the world to attend college fairs and recruiting events at high schools.
Fonts had an undeniable passion for his job and shared it with Student Congress.
Also, the elected and committee members from the class of 2022 were sworn in and became official members of Student Congress.
There will be a special election later in the semester to fill one vacant class representative position for the class of 2022.
There were two pieces of Old Business at the meeting.
The first was a bill calling for mandatory training for all executive positions within Student Congress. The purpose of the piece was to ascertain that all leaders elected by the Student Congress have the tools and strategies to best perform their role.
The second piece that the Congress voted on was a resolution for club allocations. All clubs that fall under Student Congress met with our Finance Committee with budget proposals for the year.
The committee discussed the requests and allocated funds to each club in accordance with the new finance reform policy, developed by Executive Treasurer John Stablein and Dean Gaffney. Both pieces were passed.