Alissa Threatt to take over as ASCSU speaker of the senate

Serena Bettis

Associated Students of Colorado State University Speaker of the Senate Blake Alfred has resigned his position effective immediately, according to a Sept. 15 letter sent by Alfred.

Alissa Threatt, the speaker pro tempore, will take over as speaker of the senate and will chair the last two sessions of the 49th senate Sept. 23 and 30, Alfred’s letter said.


“To all 3,148 of my supporters, thank you for believing in me,” Alfred wrote. “To all of my senators, thank you for the work you did to represent the student body in the midst of campus unrest and a national pandemic. Your dedication does not go unnoticed.” 

Alfred’s resignation comes following personal news that he finished his graduation requirements ahead of schedule and, as a result, is no longer eligible to hold the speaker position.

“President (Ben) Amundson and Vice President (Alex) Farias and I are very proud of our collaboration between the senate and executive branch, and we hope for the next leaders of ASCSU to do the same,” Alfred wrote.

A new speaker of the senate will be elected Sept. 16 to lead the 50th senate after the 49th disbands at the end of September.

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