Meet the Senators
We, the members of the Grand Valley State University Student Senate, being determined to ensure the conveyance of the student voice to university governing bodies, the administration and the Board of Trustees in matters of institutional policies; to establish an effective and efficient, responsible and responsive student government; to retain the sole authority to appoint and remove student representation to all university standing committees and advisory boards; do hereby dedicate ourselves to be a body of proactive leaders representing all students and their diverse, ever-changing needs.
Jack Iott, President
Jack is a senior from Milford,MI, double majoring in Finance and Economics. He is also a special project intern at the Hauenstein Center.
Tendo Lukwago, Executive Vice President
Tendo is a junior from Farmington Hills, MI, double majoring in Finance and Economics. He is also a member of the Track and Field team as well as the NAACP.
Meagan Wolschon, Vice President of Senate Resources
Meagan is a senior from New Baltimore MI, majoring in Political Science with a minor in History. She is also involved in Sigma Kappa Sorority, Transitions, and the Speak Up! Team Against Bias.
Jake is from Menominee, Michigan, double majoring in Sports Leadership and Music. He is also a member of the Grand Valley's Track and Field and Cross Country teams.
Rose is a sophomore from Macomb, MI, double majoring in International Business and Marketing. She is involved with Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority and works in the Modern Language Office.
Kathleen is a junior from Stevensville, MI, majoring in English and minoring in History with an emphasis in Secondary Education. She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and works as a writing consultant at the Frederick Meijer Center.
Shelbi is a sophomore from Clawson, MI. She is currently undecided on her major but eventually wants to be involved in student affairs. She is involved in Sigma Kappa Sorority,Campus Crusade for Christ and Campus Ministries.
Stephanie Ewart, Vice President of Finance
Stephanie is a junior from Macomb, MI, double majoring in Accounting and Finance with a minor in Political Science. She is also involved om Sigma Kappa Sorority and Transitions.
Sam is a junior from Joliet, IL. She is also a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority.
Antonio is a junior from Detroit, MI. He is also a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
Danielle is a senior from St. Clair Shores, MI, double majoring in Biomedical Sciences and Women and Gender Studies. She is involved in the Frederik Meijer Honors College as well as Sigma Alpha Lamda, and works as a Resident Assistant.
Yano is a senior from Grand Rapids, MI, majoring in Clinical Exercise Science with minors in both Philosophy and Psychology. He aspires to work in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation. He is also a founding father of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and serves as the chair of Alumni Relations.
Jeff is from Capac, MI, double majoring in Athletic Training and Clinical Exercise Science. In addition to serving on Senate, he is active in the Exercise Science Club, Iota Tau Alpha, the Pre-Physical Therapy Club, the Men's Club Volleyball team, the Club Sports Executive Council & Funding Board.
Shannon is a sophomore from Freeland, MI, majoring in Elementary Special Education. She is involved in Delta Zeta Sorority, Students for Special Olympic Advocacy, and Best Buddies.
Jorden is a freshmen from North Branch, MI, double majoring in Business Administration and Political Science. He is also involved with the Future Alumni Association.
Brennan Gorman, Vice President of Campus Affairs
Brennan is a senior double majoring in Political Science and Writing. He has previously served as the Vice President of Educational Affairs. Brennen is dedicated to the student body and to the advancement of the student condition at Grand Valley. This will be Brennen’s fourth year serving on the Student Senate.
Demario is a junior from Franklin, MI, majoring in Elementary Education.
Emma is a sophomore from Saginaw, MI, majoring in Advertising and Public Relations and is currently deciding on a minor in either Marketing or Graphic Design. She is also a member of community council through living centers, intramural soccer and campus ministries.
Megan is a sophomore from Wyandotte, MI, majoring in Legal Studies with a double minor in Criminal Justice and Women and Gender Studies. She is also a part of Sigma Kappa Sorority.
Katie Carlson, Vice President of Educational Affairs
Katie is a senior from White Lake, MI, majoring in Allied Health Sciences with a double minor in Spanish and Biology. She is the Vice President of Scholarship for Sigma Kappa Sorority, member of Pre-Physician Assistant Club, Order of Omega, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Student Ambassadors, Study Abroad community, and the Frederick Meijer Honor's College. She is also the varsity cheerleading coach at Grand Haven High School, an intern at the Alzheimer's Association, and at the Office of the Vice Provost for Health in the CHS building downtown.
Tim is a junior from Roselle, IL, majoring in Sports Management with a minor in Hospitality and Tourism Management. He is also involved in Delta Upsilon Fraternity and WCKS Radio, founded the Swim and Dive club, and works in the Admissions Office as a tour guide.
Mandalyn is a senior from Cedar Springs, MI. She is also a part of Gamma Phi Sorority.
Scott St. Louis
Scott is a freshman from Midland, MI, double majoring in History and Political Science. He is also a member of Theta Club.
Ricky Benavidez, Vice President of Diversity Affairs
Ricky is a senior from Fennville, MI, double majoring in History and Public and Nonprofit Adminitration with a specialty in public personnel management and minoring in Women and Gender Studies. This will be his second year on the body. Ricky is also involved in Kappa Kappa Psi and university bands.
Anthony is a sophomore from Madison Heights, MI, majoring in Sociology with a double minor in LGBTQ Studies and Economics. He is also Colleges Against Cancer Education and Advocacy Chair, Sigma Phi Epsilon Vice President of Finance/Balanced Man Scholarship Chair, Honors College Ambassador, Honors College Mentor, Speak Up! Team Against Bias Member, and LGBT Resource Center Staffer.
Allyssa is a sophomore from Warren, MI. She is also a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority.
Alessa is a senior from Claire, Michigan double majoring in Spanish and International Relations. She is involved in Delta Zeta Sorority, the International Relations Club, the Panhellenic Judicial Board, and works in the University Counsel Office.
Trevor TenBrink, Vice President of Political Affairs
Trevor is a senior from Jenison,MI, double majoring in Political Science and Business. He is also a Fellow in the Cook Leadership Academy at Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, and a member of Phi Sigma Alpha, National Society of Collegiate Scolars and Law Society.
Jennie is a junior from Howell,MI, majoring in Secondary Education. She is involved with the Speak Up! Campaign. She was also a Co-Chair for Battle of the Valleys 2012.
Marissa is a junior from Howell, MI, double majoring in English Language and Literature and Writing with an emphasis in Creative Writing. She is also double minoring in Arabic and Advertising and Public Relations. She is involved with Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority and works in the Writing Center.
Lindsay Viviano, Vice President of Public Relations
Lindsay is a junior from Clarkston, MI, majoring in International Relations major with a minor in Spanish. She is also a part of Sigma Alpha Lambda, Student Ambassadors and works in the Admissions office. She is also a regular volunteer at the Hispanic Center of West Michigan.
Lisa is a junior from Lombard, IL, majoring in Advertising and PR with a minor in Business. She is also involved with Delta Zeta Sorority, Public Relations Student Society of America, Future Alumni Association, and the American Marketing Association.
Matt is a freshman from Rochester, MI.
Nick is a senior from Sterling Heights, MI, majoring in Economics and minoring in General Business. He is also involved with Campus Dining and Phi Chi Theta Business Fraternity.
Caley is a junior from Naperville, IL, majoring in Physical Education with a minor in Health Education. She is also a pole vaulter for the GVSU Track Team and is involved with Athletes in Action.
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