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CFRC Update

October 02, 2012

KINGSTON, ON – Last year an agreement was reached between the Alma Mater Society (AMS) and Radio-Queen’s University in which both parties established a transition period leading to the separation of CFRC from the AMS in April 2014.

The AMS Board of Directors has passed a motion to restructure CFRC’s management in order to strengthen the long-term viability of the station. With the dissolution of the Business Manager position, and creation of the Sponsorship and Outreach Manager position, the AMS Board of Directors is optimistic about CFRC’s renewed focus on external publicity and campus outreach. We look forward to future successes of CFRC throughout, and beyond, the transition period.

Please direct all media inquiries to Taylor Mann, AMS Communications Officer, at comm@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850.

BACKGROUNDER 

Alma Mater Society (AMS) - http://www.myAMS.org

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 14,200 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. The constituency is represented through 12 faculty and residence societies. The AMS Council, which is made up of a three-person executive, six commissioners, and three directors, oversees all day-to-day activities within the Society, including 14 corporate services and various government committees that address virtually all matters of student life at Queen’s.

Board of Directors - /about-your-ams/board-of-directors.aspx

The Board of Directors fulfills three key roles within the organization of the Alma Mater Society; strategic management, financial, and support. In the strategic management role, the Board provides oversight of the business planning process, ensuring that the organization is adhering to its long-term business and financial plans. The financial role of the Board is fulfilled by monitoring the management of the Society and ensuring its continued financial viability. Furthermore, the Board approves all budgets and capital expenditures. Through the support role, the Board provides long-term guidance and direction in specific areas of AMS operations which often include, but is not limited to, oversight of the permanent staff, direction over AMS-wide remuneration, and membership on the Student Life Centre Council.