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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.

Executive Cabinet 2018-2019

Madison Lipscomb
Executive Vice President
Major/Classification: Business/Junior
Hometown: Independence, KY

Kaisee Riddell
Chief of Staff
Major/Classification: Political Science and Communication Studies/Senior
Hometown: Irvine, KY

Alex Barton
Executive Cabinet Treasurer
Major/Classification: Risk Management and Insurance/Junior 
Hometown: Florence, KY
Hobbies/Interest: Greek life and sports 

Samantha Josselyn
Vice President for Student Activities
Major/Classification: Forensic Science in Forensic Chemistry/Senior
Hometown: Erlanger, KY

Brianna Palmer
Executive Cabinet Secretary
Major/Classification: Political Science/Senior
Hometown: Richmond, KY 


Leadership Directors 2017-2018

Hayley Abbott 
Director of Marketing
Major/Classsification: Political Science/Senior
Hometown: Corbin, KY
Hobbies/Interest: Spending time with family, running, mock trial, traveling, coffee, and watching the news

Perry Ritter
Director of Graphic Design
Major/Classification: Graphic Design/Senior
Hometown: Lexington, KY
Hobbies/Interests:  Guitar, movies, and hanging with my wife and dog

Ivonne Gonzalez
Director of Diversity
Major/Classification: Public Health and Spanish/Senior
Hometown:  Shelbyville, KY  
Hobbies/Interests:  Travel, hiking and being outdoors, cooking, eating, being a first year leader mentor and a mentor for the Freshman academy, Alpha Omicron Pi, and EKU Latino student association president.

Savannah Day
Director of Colonel Pride
Major/Classification: Chemistry/Senior
Hometown:  Owingsville, KY  
Hobbies/Interests: Attending EKU sporting events and spending time with family and friends 

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