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McGee resigns as student trustee

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Posted: Sunday, October 7, 2012 3:12 pm

Board of Trustees student member Jonathan McGee resigned from his position last Thursday.

McGee said he voluntarily stepped down for personal reasons. He also said he was not asked to resign by any members of the Student Government Association and Western Illinois University’s administration.

McGee’s resignation follows after SGA announced on Sept. 25 that it would investigate McGee’s reported Aug. 26 arrest for resisting and obstructing a Macomb police officer.

SGA will release an official statement during its Tuesday meeting, which begins at 7 p.m., according to SGA President Caleb Markey. McGee said he will probably attend the gathering.

SGA Attorney General Greg Boidy led the investigation and according to Markey last Tuesday, was waiting on information to come from various legal agencies. Markey also said on Tuesday that the SGA Cabinet could have voted to impeach McGee with three-fourths majority, which would have led to a final vote in the SGA Senate.

As for the vacant position, SGA’s Constitution and By-Laws states, “…the SGA President will fill Cabinet and Senator-at-Large vacancies with advice and consent of the Senate…”

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