SG chief judge to step down on Friday, take up associate judge position – UNF Spinnaker
Chief Justice Travis Ford will officially step down from his position on the student government (SG) at the University of North Florida on Friday, heading directly in the role of associate judge, according to their resignation letter sent to Spinnaker on Monday evening.
In the letter, Ford explained that their role as Resident Assistant at UNF conflicts with the SG’s role as Chief Justice due to hours issues with UNF Human Resources (HR).
For now, Ford will remain as an Associate Judge on the SG Judiciary.
Ford told Spinnaker they hoped to become associate chief justice at a meeting of the judiciary on Thursday. In the spring, they would like to run again for chief justice while pursuing a master’s degree at UNF.
Together, Ford and their court have “changed the stigma of the court” as a “red-haired son-in-law” into an active court within both SG and the campus community, they wrote.
“It is with great pleasure that I withdraw the idea of being a cabal in a smoke-filled room from this glimmer of hope for members of the student body and student government to resolve their issues,” they wrote.
This achievement is something Ford wrote they are proud of.
“Whether in the face of adversity, in the face of targeted bias, or fighting against unethical and immoral practices, myself and the members of the ‘Ford Court’ have helped to always do what is right” , Ford wrote in the letter. .
Ford had a final message for SG which explained that the organization is at the service of the students at all times possible and how they should always side with the students. Specifically, Ford wrote that SG did not “serve departments on campus” or the interests of UNF investors.
“If these organizations had the interests of students at the forefront of their priorities, we wouldn’t need to exist, nor would we see constant problems from students regarding campus departments, resources, or the like” , they wrote.
They further explained that this does not mean that these resources are not good, but that there is still a lot to be done.
“I hope that in the future, when my term in student government as a whole is over, I can write more extensively on my account in SG, but I will save that for when I leave completely,” Ford concluded. .
Read Ford’s full resignation letter here.
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