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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.

Ryan Wiggins
Student Body President & Regent
Major/Classification: Political Science and Psychology/Senior
Hometown: Georgetown, KY
Hobbies/Interest: Mock trial, student government, and watching sports

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. 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 biweekly 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.

To view minutes of Executive Cabinet meetings click here

Executive Cabinet 2018-2019

Madison Lipscomb
Executive Vice President
Major/Classification: Business/Junior
Hometown: Independence, KY
Hobbies/Interest: Getting parking tickets, getting more parking tickets, and going to senate meetings.

Kaisee Riddell
Chief of Staff
Major/Classification: Political Science and Communication Studies/Senior
Hometown: Irvine, KY
Hobbies/Interests: Politics, hiking, and being American.

Alex Barton
Executive Cabinet Treasurer
Major/Classification: Risk Management and Insurance/Senior 
Hometown: Florence, KY
Hobbies/Interest: Greek life, sports, and going to Executive Cabinet meetings.  

Samantha Josselyn
Vice President for Student Activities
Major/Classification: Forensic Science in Forensic Chemistry/Senior
Hometown: Erlanger, KY
Hobbies/Interest: Watching Fast Five, going to football games, and singing karaoke. 

Brianna Palmer
Executive Cabinet Secretary
Major/Classification: Political Science/Senior
Hometown: Richmond, KY 
Hobbies/Interests: Mock Trial, Mock Trial, and coaching Mock Trial. 


Leadership Directors 2018-2019

Mark Dvornak
Director of Marketing
Major/Classsification: Psychology/Junior 
Hometown: Burlington, KY
Hobbies/Interest: Traveling, psychology, shoes, and animals.

Jet Nuestro
Director of Graphic Design
Major/Classification: Graphic Design/Senior
Hometown:Independence, KY
Hobbies/Interests: Computers, snacks, and spending time with his favorite person Ryan Wiggins.

Eyouel Mekonnen
Director of Diversity
Major/Classification: English / Public Relations
Hometown: Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
Hobbies/Interests:  Traveling, writing, photography, and liking shoes more than Mark. 

Kenneth B. Hopper IV
Director of Colonel Pride
Major/Classification: Political Science/ Senior
Hometown:  Corbin, KY
Hobbies/Interests: Hanging with his bros, impersonating the Gingerbread Man from Shrek, and going to social events. 

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