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Student Government

MBKU's Student Government Association

Every year, each class elects a president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer, as well as Student Government Association officers to represent the student body. Each class is free to maintain its own voluntary organization and treasury for social and other MBKU functions under the supervision of the Student Government Association.

The University Student Executive Council

The Student Government Association (SGA) is overseen by the University Student Executive Council (USEC) which is made up of an elected president, vice president, treasurer and secretary, the class presidents from every class and the committee chairs of the SGA. These SGA members have voting rights on all motions presented to the SGA. Elections for new officers take place during the spring of each academic year. The annual Student Government Association fee is collected by the University Controller to subsidize university-wide student activities approved by the SGA. A portion of these fees go directly to each class for use by respective class cabinets.  These funds are typically used for programs, events, and/or other initiatives. Expenditure of these funds is under the control of the SGA.

USEC Officers

  • SGA President: The president oversees monthly USEC meetings, raises agenda items that need to be discussed during the meetings, assigns for special projects and nurtures a spirit of cooperation among all USEC members and the student government leaders. The president also serves as a liaison between the students and the MBKU Board of Trustees and attends their meetings when requested.
  • SGA Vice President: The vice president provides support to the president when needed, oversees the Inter-professional sub-committee and oversees the elections process each year.
  • SGA Secretary: The secretary composes minutes for monthly SGA meetings, thereby relaying information about current events, updates and reports to the greater student body population.
  • SGA Treasurer: The treasurer is responsible for managing the SGA budget and handling financial reimbursement requests for each committee.
  • SCCO, SPAS & COP Class Presidents: One class president is elected for each year.
  • Committee chairs: Each committee has an elected chair for each year.

Student Government Association Committees 

The Student Government Association currently has three committees who are responsible for various social and education programming on campus, as well as the management of student clubs. All committee members are considered members of the Student Government Association, while the committee chairs are members of USEC and represent their committee when voting on motions brought to the floor. Both committee chairs and committee members are voted on by the student body in the spring elections.

University Student Extracurricular Committee

The University Student Extracurricular Committee is in charge of organizing, coordinating, supervising and implementing all Student Government Association extracurricular activities for MBKU students including large-scale traditional offerings like the Welcome Back BBQ, MBKU Spirit Week, Winter Formal, Talent Show, and the Student Appreciation Picnic.

University Student Health Committee

The University Student Health Committee is in charge of educating students about community health events and organizing activities. Events that are frequently held include blood drives for the American Red Cross and the annual health week. Our mission statement is "To promote a healthy lifestyle, bring awareness to health issues, and to stay connected with our community".

University Student Relations Committee

The University Student Relations Committee oversees and coordinates the student events and class and club fundraisers, organizes the yearly Club Info Night for incoming students to learn about what clubs are present on campus, and holds quarterly meetings with club leadership.

2023-24 Student Government Association Members

University Student Executive Council (USEC)

SGA President: Gavin Jaime, SCCO 2025

Vice President: Anthony Vu, COP 2026

Treasurer: Breonca Johnson, COP 2025

Secretary: Kalista Vue, COP 2025

SCCO 2024 Class President: Lynn Ma

SCCO 2025 Class President: Ahmed Fayad

SCCO 2026 Class President: Paulina Nguyen

SCCO 2027 Class President: Jerome Ee

COP 2024 Class President: John Paul de Guia

COP 2025 Class President: Dedan Hedrick

COP 2026 Class President: Alai Qudus

COP 2027 Class President: Esra Alameedi

SPAS 2023 Class President: Hannah Nandor

SPAS 2024 Class President: Kylie Harnen

SPAS 2025 Class President: Claire Boenisch

Extracurricular Committee Chair: Elizabeth Fletes, SCCO 2026

Health Committee Chair: Daisy Nunez, SCCO 2026

Student Relations Committee Chair: Kaitlyn Tsou, SCCO 2025

Committee Members

Extracurricular Committee:

Amy Le, SCCO 2026

Chelsea Le, SCCO 2026

Dillon Banh, COP 2025

Emily Does, SPAS 2025

Health Committee:

Dillon Banh, COP 2025

Jasmine Cheng, SCCO 2027

Abriana Martinez, SCCO 2027

Student Relations Committee:

Ashley Macabasco, SCCO 2026

Emily Coan, SCCO 2025

Samantha Tran, SCCO 2026

Ariana Samimi, SPAS 2025