Officers

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Executive Branch

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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

Ben Taylor

B.TAYLOR@tcu.edu
Class Year: 2018
Hometown: Willow Park, Texas
Major: Political Science

TCU Involvement: Beta Theta Pi, Moot Court, Student Government Association

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

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Student Body Vice President of Operations

Abbey Widick

ABBEY.WIDICK@tcu.edu
Class Year: 2019
Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
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: 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:
– Coordinate logistics for the 2017 Fall Concert
– Organize a campus wide campaign raising awarness for Mental Health resources
– Expand upon the It’s On Us Sexual Assault Prevention Week
– Maximize efficiency of current testing materials (scantrons) and the TCU Holiday Shuttles program
– Improve cohesion of SGA as a whole

Student Body Vice President of External Affairs

Hudson Trent

MATTHEW.H.TRENT@tcu.edu
Class Year: 2018
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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:
– Increase efforts on the Got Campus Cash campaign
– Start a Share-A-Swipe program that brings groups of people from the Fort Worth community to campus to have a meal in the BLUU with students who donate one of their meal swipes
– Develop more awareness of community service opportunities for students by having a community service fair during the first month of school
– Develop SGA’s brand both on and off campus
– Look at the possibility of creating an SGA seat on Fort Worth City Council

Director of Marketing: Andrea Carrasquilla

Student Body Treasurer

Cara Doil

CARA.DOIL@tcu.edu
Class Year: 2018
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Responsibilities:
– Set SGA’s Budget
– Review, approve, record, and report all financial decisions and allocations
– Be up to date on all account balances and be able to relay said balances to all related parties

Goals:
– Educate individuals on the financial aspect of SGA
– Simplify the organizational funding process
– Increase the organizational funding claim rate to at least 75%

KatKlein

Chief of Staff

Kat Klein

K.KLEIN@tcu.edu
Class Year: 2018
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Major: Movement Science
Minor: Biology and Chemistry

TCU Involvement: Chancellor’s Scholars Program, Honors Ambassador, John V. Roach Honors College, Gamma Phi Beta

Responsibilities: Serves as the 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.

Chief of Staff

Jacob Choulet

JACOB.CHOULET@tcu.edu
Class Year: 2018
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Responsibilities: Serves as the 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

Sara Babineaux

S.K.BABINEAUX@tcu.edu
Class Year: 2018
Hometown: Lafayette, Louisiana
Major: English
Minor: Philosophy

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TCU Involvement: Chi Omega Fraternity, Student Assistant in the Government Affairs Office, Student Assistant in the Chancellor’s Office, former Frog Aid, and Frog Aides Exec Team member

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:

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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

Mary Grekstas

mary.grekstas@tcu.edu
Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
Class Year:  2018
Major:  Finance
Minor:  Accounting & Math

TCU Involvement:  Student Foundation, Neeley Fellows Class of 2018, Kappa Alpha Theta, Frog Camp

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

Goals:
– Each Frog Aide involved in one organization beyond Frog Aides
– Provide at least one opportunity for each Frog Aide to demonstrate their leadership strengths in action
– Help Frog Aides understand their own leadership style more clearly and concretely.
Engage directors and Frog Aides with interactive meetings, debates, and discussions.

Frog Aides Executive Board

Andrea Carrasquilla
Reilly Cornell
Natalie Fedder
Hayley Henley
Kenzi Kostel
Sol Nudelman
Jacob Whitaker

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