Major(s): Chemistry and Philosophy
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Mike was elected to serve as the student body President for the 2015-16 academic year. His campaign focused on three main goals:
Major(s): Musical Theatre Performance
Hometown: Sheboygan, WI
Per my major, I love music, theatre, and dance but I also enjoy antiquing, building replica Light sabers from Star Wars movies (Yeah I know I’m a geek), collecting/researching WW2 memorabilia, and volunteering for political campaigns. I know at first glance it may seem odd that an arts major would be interested in a political office like VPSA. Many could even argue that my major and my position have nothing to do with each other. Obviously, I highly disagree with that idea. I deeply believe that artists and performers should become more involved in community leadership. I have always enjoyed integrating my two passions of performing and leading in anyway possible. I am a proud student of the Peck School of the Arts and an even prouder UWM Panther. I look forward to serving UWM’s diverse and passionate student body this year.
Major(s): Global Management and Economics
Brandi, formerly an at-large senator, was elected to serve as the Vice President of Academic Affairs for the 15-16 year. Her campaign focused on the following goals:
Major(s): Political Science
Hometown: Sheboygan, WI
I have been involved in student government ever since I was a freshman. I previously served as a freshman senator, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, Student Body President and I served on countless University Committees. Some issues that I have been working on include sustainably, parking, and campus safety, just to name a few. When I have free time I enjoy playing video games, hanging out, riding my bike, and geocaching. In addition to serving as the Treasurer, I also chair the Senate Finance Committee that deals with the allocation of segregated fees.
Major(s): Occupational Studies
Hometown: Northbrook, IL
I love to travel and be outdoors. I am excited to have the opportunity to help student orgs thrive on campus, and am looking forward to see the SAC process only improve from here on out. I am working towards getting my certificate in Therapeutic Recreation and am therefore a huge enthusiast of doing something good for yourself every single day. As SOAD, I chair the Student Appropriations Committee (SAC), which hears grant applications from student organizations to fund events, operations, and travel. For more information on the SAC process, visit our SAC site.
Major(s): Marketing and Foreign Affairs
Hometown: Bogota, Colombia
Samuel serves as the SA's Marketing and Programming Director. Samuel's role is to coordinate all marketing, social media, press releases and events for the SA. This is his first year serving with the SA. He is also works for the student involvement office and he is the VP of University Relations for the professional fraternity Delta Sigma Pi. Sam enjoys traveling the world, learning new languages and watching soccer. His goal is to go to graduate school to get an MBA . He is proud to be a panther and is looking forward to serving on the executive board this coming year.
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Sean was appointed as the SA's Outreach and Recruitment Director in early 2015 and was reappointed to fill the role for the 2015-16 term. Sean's role on the Executive Committee is to coordinate outreach initiatives, build relationships with groups of students on campus, and recruit students to fill vacancies on the Student Association. In addition to serving on the Exec, Sean also works for the UWM Post.
Year: Graduate Student
Hometown: Jackson, WI
Becky was hired to fill the vacant Secretary position, and was subsequently reappointed to serve as the secretary for the 2015-16 term. Becky has worked for the SA in various roles for a number of years, most recently as an administrative assistant, and also serves as the SA Office Manager.