This post was updated at 4:45 p.m. Nov. 14 to reflect changes within the organization.
The Student Government Association is made up of smaller branches within the organization that work together to pass legislation and allocate funds to student organizations. Groups within the organization include
- the executive cabinet,
- the Student Activities Council,
- Student Court,
- and Student Senate.
Students on the executive cabinet are the highest-ranking officers within SGA. These students are
- SGA President Randy Gipson-Black,
- Austin Gipson-Black, SGA vice president,
- Monica Hiller, SAC vice president,
- Holly Randall, chief of staff,
- Lucas Freeman, secretary of Public Relations,
- Victoria Mayhall, secretary of policies and initiatives,
- Sireene Khader, secretary of finance, and
- Joanna Whipple, Student Court chief justice.
SAC is in charge of organizing events throughout the year, including Free Movie Night once a month and Big Event, the end-of-year celebration. Hiller oversees SAC, but has commissioners who help with planning. Those students are
- Chief Commissioner Quent Wheeler,
- Union Commisioner Madelynn Yoder and
- Sports Commissioner Destiny Wheeler.
The Student Court is in charge of interpreting the SGA Constitution and Bylaws or legislation passed by the Student Senate. They also hear and settle cases about rule violations and appeals of traffic tickets, according to the SGA Constitution. Student Court is made up of Whipple and four associate judges. They are
- Kristen Schiska,
- Tammy Phillips,
- Blake Lemmons, and
- Ellie Roth.
Student Senate develops and enacts legislation for the welfare of the student body, according to the SGA Constitution. They review and determine a budget for SGA and are in charge of approving or denying funds allocations to student organizations.
As SGA vice president, Austin Gipson-Black also serves as the senate president. Rodney Smith serves as the senate secretary.
Senate is also composed of 24 senators representing academic, special interest and at-large class districts. There are currently nine open senate seats, and applications are currently open for freshmen at-large senate seats. Current senators are
- Tessa McQueen (music),
- Elizabeth Carter (dance and arts management),
- Pierce Gordon (social sciences),
- Jordan Tarter (humanities),
- Kyle Hoyle (business),
- Melaina Riley (religion),
- Rachael Bachhoefer (nursing),
- Tyler Patton (Greek),
- Elias Dominguez (international),
- Sarah Todd (athletic),
- Trae Trousdale (freshman at large),
- Austin Jones (freshman at large),
- KC Curry (sophomore at large),
- Devaunjue Williams (sophomore at large),
- Kelly Pan (junior at large), and
- Kourtney Pierce (junior at large),
Student Senate hosts meetings every other week. Students are welcome to attend.
The last meeting of the semester will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28 in the Great Hall in Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center.
This is the last chance to request funds for the semester. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Nov. 26th.