Executive Branch

E: sportie3@uwm.edu

President

Mike Sportiello

Major(s): Chemistry and Philosophy

Year: Senior

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Mike was re-elected to serve as the student body President for the 2016-17 academic year. His campaign focused on three main goals:

  1. Unite Students at UWM by integrating student org leadership into a Student-Leader Senate to move UWM in a united path against sweeping budget cuts and towards progressive, innovative endeavors
  2. Showcase UWM nationally and in the community by establishing TEDxUWMilwaukee in the university structure to be continued by future students, as well as developing strategic partnerships with Milwaukee businesses and organizations
  3. Secure our Education by protecting our prized academics and world-class research experiences by using those strategic partnerships, as well as actively working with lawmakers and Wisconsin citizens for financial alternatives to protect our future 

 

E: ekuester@uwm.edu

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Emily Kuester

Major(s): Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres

Year: Junior

This position is more than a chance to have an executive seat in Student Association, it’s my opportunity to listen to the needs and wants of students and become a voice for students who feel like they don’t have one. As a campus, we have a responsibility to create communities that can encompass everyone. I believe uniting students with different backgrounds and experiences can not only better the student experience, but make UWM a place that everyone can call home.

 

E: tsjung@uwm.edu

Vice President of Student Affairs

Trevor Jung

Major(s): Urban Studies

Year: Junior

Hometown: Racine, WI

Trevor Jung is a junior studying Urban Studies with a certificate in Urban Planning. He has served on the Student Association since his freshman year sitting on the Voting Rights Committee and chairing the Student Transportation Committee. Trevor has worked to expand B.O.S.S. boundaries making the program more racially inclusive while serving more students. Other projects he has worked on include bringing bus shelters to Maryland Avenue in front of the Union and Sandburg Hall and modernizing shuttle and parking systems on campus. As Vice President of Student Affairs, Trevor has committed to working on issues relating to inclusion, sustainability and developing transportation systems that are effective and efficient.

 

E: ctmeller@uwm.edu

Treasurer

Cole Meller

Major(s): Finance, Minor: Economics

Year: Senior

Hometown: Sheboygan, WI

I came to UW-Milwaukee as a transfer student, only expecting to be here for a semester before I would transfer to a different school. Fortunately, the many thousands of opportunities at this school enticed me and I have enjoyed my time here, holding many leadership positions. I started my time as a representative for East Tower in University Housing, became the Student Housing Administrative Council Business Manager, was appointed to the L&S Senator position, which ultimately led to me being in the Treasurer position. A piece of advice I would offer to everyone here is to wholly invest yourself in what you do. Run for a position, learn all you can, and be a leader that benefits the university!

 

 

 

E: sdadrass@uwm.edu

Student Organization Appropriations Director

Sarah Dadrass

Major(s): Occupational Studies

Year: Senior

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.

 

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Marketing and Programming Director

Ostaveeya Tye

Major(s): Marketing/Political Science

Year: Junior

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

 

 

 

 

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Outreach and Recruitment Director

Brandi Hernandez

Major(s): Economics & Global Studies

Year: Senior

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

 

 

 

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Secretary

Arianna McCormick

Major(s): Management

Year: Graduate

Hometown: Fond du Lac, WI

I fell in love with Milwaukee during my undergraduate studies here at UWM. My degrees in Art History and Drawing and Painting gave me a reason to go out into the city and learn about the beauty and culture Milwaukee has to offer. I am forever grateful to UWM for giving me the opportunity to grow as a person. I wish every student to have the same opportunities to learn and give back to our city. I am extremely blessed to me continuing my education at UWM and cannot wait to serve the students of UWM as Student Association Secretary.