Officers

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Executive Officers

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SGA’s Executive Branch of the Student Government Association is comprised of the Student Body Officers, Chief of Staff, and Presidential Director Board. They provide leadership across all branches and ensure that SGA is helping students in the most efficient and effective way possible.

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Student Body President

Abbey Widick

abbey.widick@tcu.edu
Class Year: 2019
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Major: Political Science and Communication Studies

TCU Involvement: Chancellor’s Leadership Program, Frog Camp Facilitator, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Fortress Youth Development Program Mentor, John V. Roach Honors College, Frog Aides Class of 2019

Responsibilities: Oversee the Student Government Association to assure that its actions and direction are aligned with the betterment of the student body; Represent the undergraduate student body unless otherwise provided for; Represent the faculty, staff, and administration to the House; Establish and maintain working relationships with the university administration and trustees

Goals:

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Student Body Vice President of External Affairs

Will Jezek

will.jezek@tcu.edu
Class Year: 2019
Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Entrepreneurial Management

TCU Involvement: TCU Entrepreneurial Club, Frog Aides Class of 2019, Deans Scholar, Common Table Director, Dear World Director, RUF Servant Team

Responsibilities: Build and foster relationships with TCU student organizations; act as liaison between TCU community and Fort Worth community; promote and advertise SGA; facilitate the development of relationships with other Big 12 universities

Goals:
– Develop SGA External Board to better connect students to working opportunities in the Fort Worth community
– Meet with every organization on campus to improve SGA’s communication with the student body
– Develop stronger processes to increase off-campus student safety and design a protection plan
– Create an endowment fund for the Christmas Tree lighting

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Student Body Vice President of Operations

Kat Nestor

kat.nestor@tcu.edu
Class Year: 2019
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Political Science and Spanish

TCU Involvement: Honors College, 2 years as CRA for Gamma Phi Beta, Director of Outreach for CGA, Frog Camp Facilitator, Faculty Scholar, Member of Gamma Phi Beta

Responsibilities: Coordinate the internal activities of SGA; serve as the project manager for all SGA initiatives; represent the undergraduate student body on Intercom; conduct SGA-sponsored services

Goals:
– Increase efficiency for the scantron process and the shuttle system
– Investigate if TCU is ethically sourcing labor, materials, etc.
– Develop a Fort Worth core class to dissolve the TCU bubble on campus

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Student Body Treasurer

McKenzie Keetch

mckenzie.keetch@tcu.edu
Class Year: 2020
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Major: Finance

TCU Involvement: Delta Gamma Fraternity – Vice President: Finance; TCU Football Carter Host; Ignite Ministries

Responsibilities: Coordinate the internal activities of SGA; serve as the project manager for all SGA initiatives; represent the undergraduate student body on Intercom; conduct SGA-sponsored services

Goals:
– Increase organization awareness of the SGA funding process
– Increase organization accessibility to the funding process and related documents
– Work in conjunction with the rest of Cabinet and the House of Representatives to increase awareness of SGA as a whole to the student body

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Chief of Staff

Laine Zizka

l.c.zizka@tcu.edu
Class Year: 2019
Hometown: Katy, TX
Major: Communication Studies; Anthropology

TCU Involvement: Phi Mu charter member; Lambda Pi Eta Marketing Director; SGA Director of Communications; Peer Guides; Harris College Communications Intern

Responsibilities: Serves as a senior adviser to the Student Body President and oversees the executive branch director board. Assists the Student Body President in goal setting, ensuring accountability, and appointments of new members to University Committees.

House of Representatives

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The SGA House of Student Representatives is the elected voice of the student body. The House’s main goals are to improve the lives of TCU students by fulfilling SGA’s purpose of funding, advocating, and uniting.

 

 

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Speaker of the House

Sydney Pickral

sydney.pickral@tcu.edu
Class Year: 2019
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Major: Political Science and Communication Studies

TCU Involvement: Pi Beta Phi Fraternity 2017 Vice President of Finance and 2018 Leadership and Nominating Committee Chair, Political Science Distinction Program, Lambda Pi Eta, Spring 2018 TCU Government Affairs Intern

Responsibilities: Serve as a facilitator for the legislative body. It is my job to maximize opportunity and involvement for my Representatives, so that they can do their jobs individually as best they can and most effectively serve the student body. I help to foster legislation, serve as the mouthpiece of the legislative branch in the Cabinet, and guide the House on a course that dances the line between enthusiastic chaos and gridlock or stagnation.

Goals:
– Enhance House visibility to the Student Body through visibility and outreach initiatives
– Meet with committee chairs to discuss potential legislation and projects being worked on by Representatives
– Bring visitors to come speak with house during Speakers Forum to give information and get feedback from House, to create an opportunity for Representatives to voice concerns and opinions of their constituents

Current Representatives

Frog Aides

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The Frog Aides Executive Team is made up of the Frog Aides Director and seven Executive Leaders. The Frog Aides Director provides leadership for the seven Executive Members and lead the weekly meetings for the Frog Aides. All seven Executive Leaders chair a different committee and assist the Frog Aides in their various projects throughout the year.

 

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Frog Aides Director

Jacob Whitaker

jacob.whitaker@tcu.edu
Hometown: Jackson, MS
Class Year:  2020
Major:  Entrepreneurial Management

TCU Involvement:  Best Buddies Executive Team, Young Life Leader, Sigma Phi Epsilon

Description: Support, equip, encourage, and enlighten freshmen students to become effective and ethical leaders on campus and the Fort Worth Community

Goals:
– To allow the next cohort to further understand their leadership style and how they can use it to make a difference on campus
– For Reilly and I, as well as the executive team, to serve as mentors for the next cohort, providing guidance for their freshman year and beyond
– To connect the next cohort to other organizations on campus as well as student government, allowing them to pursue the things that they’re passionate about

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Frog Aides Director

Reilly Cornell

r.cornell@tcu.edu
Hometown: Colleyville, TX
Class Year:  2020
Major:  Finance

TCU Involvement:  Phi Mu, Honors Ambassador, Neeley Fellows, Frog Aides, College Insider

Description: Support, equip, encourage, and enlighten freshmen students to become effective and ethical leaders on campus and the Fort Worth Community

Goals:
– For each Frog Aide to feel connected to other members of their cohort in a way that allows them to work well together and connect each other to other organizations on campus
– To lead engaging and informative meetings that allow the Frog Aides to learn more about their individual leadership styles and how to put those into action
– For the next cohort to implement projects on campus that they are truly passionate about