Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team consists of the Executive and Steering Committees. The Executive Committee consists of the Senate President, Student Body Vice President, Senate President Pro-Tempore, Senate Secretary, and Senate Clerk. The Steering Committee consists of members of the Executive Committee, and the eight (8) standing committee chairs.


Thomas Newell

Senate President

The Senate President leads the Undergraduate Senate and is responsible for presiding over sessions of the Student Senate, serving as the Chair of the Executive and Steering Committees, and acts generally to support the work of the Undergraduate Student Senate.


Sidney Smith

Senate President Pro-Tempore

The Senate President Pro-Tempore serves as the chair of the Driving Committee. The President Pro-Tempore also oversees the internal activities of the Student Senate and assists the Senate President with the operations of the Student Senate.


Amanda Murray

Senate Secretary

The Senate Secretary is responsible for maintaining Senate attendance, taking minutes of Senate meetings, distributing said minutes to relevant stakeholders, and acting on all questions concerning Capital Improvement.



A.J. Ilardi

Senate Clerk

The Senate Clerk is responsible for maintaining and distributing accurate copies of the Senate Handbook, keeping records on the status of all legislation, and sending passed legislation to the proper recipients. The Clerk serves as the vice-chair  of the Steering and Driving Committees.


Elizabeth Zarrilli

Academics Affairs Chair

The Committee on Academic Affair acts on all matters relating to academics. This includes curriculum, general education, Academic Integrity, Grievance, and Redemption policies, attendance, academic calendars, libraries, and grading policies.


Felder Fogle

Student Life Chair

The Committee on Student Life acts on all matters relating to Campus Recreation, Intramurals, Club Sports, and interacts with the Athletic Department.


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Kelsie Dean

Finance & Procedures Chair

The Committee on Finance and Procedures shall act on all matters relating to constitutional and rules amendments, appointments, and the finances of the Undergraduate Student Government.


Keillen Rico

Health & Human Services Chair

The Committee on Health and Human Services acts on all matters relating to health, wellness, and student awareness. Additionally, the committee liaisons with Redfern and Healthy Campus and advocates for sexual wellness, nutrition, and women’s health.



Minhyun Shin

Infrastructure and Operations Chair

The Committee on Infrastructure and Operations shall act on all matters relating to facilities, parking, mass transportation, safety, sustainability, and physical accessibility. ​



Caroline Avinger

Inclusion & Equity Chair

​The Committee on Inclusion and Equity shall act on all matters relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The committee works to advance the well-being, sense of belonging, needs, and interests of historically and institutionally marginalized undergraduate students.