Western Kentucky University

University Governance

Concerns or Questions?

Do you have any concerns, questions, or feedback regarding the SGA? Contact us anonymously by using our online Concern Form.

 

Upcoming Events

Student Senate Meeting
The WKU Student Senate meets at 5 p.m. every Tuesday in Garret Conference Room 203.

 

Deadlines

 Election Results

Society of Distinguished Graduate Application
Final Deadline: Friday, April 18th.

 

SGA Archives

Find out about current SGA issues by reviewing the latest Student Senate minutes or passed legislation.

The Student Government Association plays an active role in student advocacy and university governance through a wide-array of university committees.  From time to time, various university officials will request student representation on various committees, boards, and councils.  The President of the Student Government Association appoints student leaders to these various positions with approval of the Student Senate.

 

Board of Regents

The governing body of Western Kentucky University is an 11 member Board of Regents. Eight of the members are appointed by the Governor from among nominees submitted by a nominating commission. These members serve up to two six-year terms.  Faculty and staff representatives are elected by their peers to three-year terms. The student representative is the President of the Student Government Association and is elected to a one-year term.  All members have voting privileges.

President Keyana Boka was sworn in as regent at the special July 2013 meeting.  Her term ends June 2014.

 

Student Life Foundation

The Student Life Foundation is responsible for overseeing the quality of life of students in on-campus residences.  The Student Life Foundation is responsible for the renovation and construction of residence halls and campus apartments.  Executive Vice President Mark Reeves serves as the student representative on the executive board.


University Budget Council

The University Budget Council is responsible for overseeing the financial budget of the university. The council is responsible for creating a budget for the next fiscal year. The Administrative Vice President, Nicki Seay, serves as the student representative on this staff council committee.

 

University Senate

The University Senate, not to be confused with the Student Senate, is a policy-making body made up of faculty representatives from each academic department.  The President of the Student Government Association appoints three students to serve in this body.

  • Mark Reeves (Senate Executive Committee Advisory Member)
  • Hannah Garland (Academic Quality Committee)
  • Megan Skaggs (General Education Committee)
  • Laura Harper (Undergraduate Curriculum Committee)
  • Cain Alvey (Faculty Welfare and Professional Resposibility Committee)

 

Campus Master Planning Committee

This committee is charged with developing the University Master Plan, which is the main plan for construction projects and goals across campus.  The President of the Student Government Association traditionally serves on this committee.

 

Parking and Transportation Advisory Committee

The Parking and Transportation Advisory Committee is chaired by the director of Parking and Transportation Services.  The President of the Student Government Association traditionally serves on this committee.

 

Academic Technology Advisory Committee

  • Sarah Hazelip 

University Athletics Committee

  • Luke Coleman
  • Sarah Hazelip 

University Calendar Committee

  • Mark Reeves 

Diversity Enhancement Committee

  • Mark Reeves
  • Linda Cruz

University Complaints Committee

  • Seth Church
  • Katie Ernwine 

Parking Ticket Appeals Board

  • Sarah Hazelip
  • Seth Church
  • Taylor Richard
  • Katie Ernwine 

LGBT Student Index Committee

  • Nicki Seay 

University Publications Committee

  • Megan Skaggs 

Student Research Council

  • Sarah Hazelip

University Undergraduate Research Council

  • Lexie Baker
  • Anne Helton 

University Sustainability Committee

  • Haley Reed

International Education Council

  • Hannah Garland

Emergency Management Committee

  • Sarah Hazelip

Homecoming Queen Selection Committee

  • Lexie Baker
  • Ashley Presnell

Homecoming King Selection Committee

  • Ashley Presnell
  • Katie Ernwine

University Food Committee

  • Linda Cruz
  • Brad Cockrel
  • Taylor Richard
  • Katie Ernwine
  • Ashley Presnell

 

 


 

 Last Modified 9/30/13