Office of the President

Executive authority for the Student Government Association is vested in the Student Body President, who is responsible for forming and implementing the budget, appointing a cabinet, establishing organizational goals, implementing policy, and supervising staff. The Student Body President also serves as the Student Regent, along with the other ten members of the Board of Regents vested by the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky with the governance of Eastern Kentucky University.

Laura Jackson
Student Body President & Regent
Major/Classification: Political Science/Senior
Hometown: Barbourville, KY
Hobbies/Interest: Mock Trial, Reading Cooking

Executive Cabinet & Senior Staff

The Executive Cabinet consists of the Student Body President, Executive Vice President, Vice President for Student Activities, the Chief of Staff, the Treasurer, and the Executive Cabinet Secretary.

The Chief of Staff serves as the executive assistant to the Student Body President and the president's closest advisor, assisting in the management of the Student Government Association and the accomplishment of the presidential agenda. The Chief of Staff also supervises the Executive Cabinet and the Senior Staff, ensuring that their areas of special responsibilities are met. Working closely with SGA’s full-time Administrative Assistant, the Chief of Staff is also responsible for the daily operations of the office.

The Executive Cabinet serves in an advisory capacity to the Student Body President, and meets weekly to approve or deny legislation produced by the branches of the Student Government Association. In certain instances detailed by the Constitution, the Executive Cabinet also serves as a hearing body for violations of organizational policy.

Executive Cabinet 2017-2018

Sebastian Torres
Executive Vice President
Major/Classification: Political Science/Senior
Hometown: Hollywood, Florida
Hobbies/Interest: Sport fishing, climbing and rappelling, exploring the country in search of great barbecue, trap and skeet shooting, and political campaign work

Allie Maples
Chief of Staff
Major/Classification: Political Science and Broadcast News/Senior
Hometown: Mount Sterling, KY
Hobbies/Interests: Mock Trial, searching for McDonalds Midnight Breakfast, keeping up with my nephews and niece, and following political campaigns

Dalton Stanley
Executive Cabinet Treasurer
Major/Classification: Managerial Finance and Global Supply Chain Management/Senior 
Hometown: Pikeville, KY
Hobbies/Interest:  Being outdoors, hanging out with my friends and family, getting involved on campus, and growing exotic plants

Jade McClure
Vice President for Student Activities
Major/Classification: General Studies, Health Sciences, Pre-PA/Senior
Hometown: Campbellsville, KY
Hobbies/Interest:  Cheering on the Colonels, running, hiking, singing, and exploring

Michelle Goda
Executive Cabinet Secretary
Major/Classification: Professional Golf Management, Public Relations minor/Senior
Hometown: Plainfield, IN
Hobbies/Interests: Golf, coffee, God, and the great outdoors

Caleb Dunn
Student Court Chief Justice
Major/Classification: History/Senior
Hometown: Corbin, KY
Hobbies/Interest: College athletics, Netflix binge watching, Bluegrass music

Leadership Directors 2016-2017

Karlee Tanel 
Director of Marketing
Major/Classsification: International Business/Senior
Hometown: Mount Sterling, KY
Hobbies/Interest: Running, watching reality TV, playing with photoshop, music, fashion, entertainment, food

Curtis Conrad
Director of Graphic Design
Major/Classification: BFA in Graphic Design/Junior
Hometown: Greenville, OH
Hobbies/Interests:  Movies, music, learning

Ivonne Gonzalez
Director of Diversity
Major/Classification: Pre-Physician Assistance and Spanish/Junior
Hometown:  Shelbyville, KY  
Hobbies/Interests:  Travel, hiking and being outdoors, being a first year leader mentor and a mentor for the Freshman academy, Alpha Omicron Pi, and EKU Latino student association president.