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Executive Committee




The Executive Committee conducts all necessary business outside of the meetings of the General Assembly at our bi-annual conferences and is composed of the Executive Board, Representatives, and Executive Cabinet. Outlined below are all current members of the 2020-21 executive committee.

Executive Board

The Executive Board is the leadership of the organization, comprised of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Members of the Executive Board are elected by the General Assembly at the annual Spring Conference. 

Brad Hershenson, President

Omar van Reenan, Vice President

Bryce Mack, Treasurer

Kelvin Cooke, Secretary


Representatives are the voting delegates on the Executive Committee. Each Representative is elected by their campus caucus at the annual spring conference. Representatives vote on behalf of their respective campuses at monthly business meetings held by the executive committee and represent the needs and interests of those campuses. Representatives also serve as resources for campus student governments by keeping them up-to-date on the Student Assembly operations and providing opportunities at the state level for their students.

Ally Clark, Community Colleges

Ari Morales, Chair, Community Colleges

Benjamin Kircher, Community Colleges

Darrien Hunt, Agriculture, Technology and Statutory Campuses

Gabby Lerner, University College, Vice-Chair of State-Operated Campuses

Jacob Eckhaus, Doctoral Granting Institutions

Kiran Usmani, Doctoral Granting Institutions 

Marcia-Ruth Ndege, Doctoral Granting Institutions, Chair, State-Operated Campuses

Nicholas Chin, Doctoral Granting Institutions

Noah Watson, Agriculture, Technology and Statutory Campuses

Pablo Hernandez, Community Colleges

Sammie Maitland, University College

Savanah Shulkin, Vice-Chair, Community Colleges

Vicki Rosenburg, Community Colleges

Executive Cabinet 

The Executive Cabinet is appointed by the President, and act as non-voting members of the Executive Committee. Appointments to the cabinet are approved by the elected representatives. The cabinet is comprised of directors, managers, and chairs who carry out the day-to-day functions of the Student Assembly, as directed by the President and the Chief of Staff.

Kevin Rogers, Acting Chief of Staff

James Kinney, Deputy Chief of Staff

Gaëlle Jean-Baptiste, Chairperson on the Commission of Restructuring Student Assembly and Advisor to the President

Linda Pham, Deputy Security

Kendra Harris, Director of Policy

Paul Presendieu, Deputy Director of State Relations

Meaghan Irving, Parliamentarian

Shaheer Khan, Director of Federal Relations

Oluwademilade Ogunlade, Director of Communications

Yousouf Amolegbe, Director of Special Projects

Sadie Firstencil, Director of Engagement

Kate Santacruz, Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Michelle Ferraino, Chair of Student Success

Miranda Fiore, Chair of Safety and Wellness

Paula Barlow, Vice-Chair for Veterans Services

Emmanuel Bastos, Vice-Chair for International Students

Jordan Roiland, Vice-Chair of Gender and Sexuality Affairs

Kayla Butler, Vice-Chair of BIPOC

Cameron Hotto, Vice-Chair of Sustainability

Mashaal Bhatti, Vice-Chair for Interfaith

Alyssa Carbone, Secretary for Vice Presidential Affairs