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Executive Board

The executive Board of the Student Government is responsible for overseeing the functions, services, and activities that the branches of the Student Government provide. They meet as a group on Thursdays at 5pm in the Student Government Office and spend many hours working individually to ensure that the Student Union keeps operating correctly and efficiently. The Executive Board is here to serve you, the students of John Carroll University. We work hard each and every day to ensure that your voice is heard. Feel free to contact us with your questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions.

Executive President

Mike Bishop mbishop20@jcu.edu

Mike Bishop
Class of 2020

mbishop20@jcu.edu

The duties of the President of the Student Government are outlined in Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution of the Student Government. The President serves as the official representative of the student body of John Carroll University and is the chief executive officer of the Student Union. In the capacity of the Student Government chief executive, the President presides over the Student Government Senate and chairs the Executive Board. The President is the sole representative of the Student Government in all matters. The President has the authority to appoint students to serve on various University-wide committees to act as his or her representative. The President signs all legislation after Senate passage and has the authority to enforce the legislation as defined in the Constitution. He/She also serves on various University committees and sub-committees as well as holding a non-voting seat with the Board of Trustees.

Executive Vice President

Maddie Tobolewski mtobolewski20@jcu.edu

Maddie Tobolewski
Class of 2020
mtobolewski20@jcu.edu

The duties of the Executive Vice President (EVP) of the Student Government are outlined in Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution of the Student Government. The duties of the Executive Vice President include assisting the President in any and all tasks presented to the individual. In the absence of the President the EVP is responsible for conducting the business the President would otherwise conduct. The EVP oversees the execution of the West Loop Shuttle and development of the Student Savings Club Program. It is the responsibility of the EVP to supervise the updates of all governing documents.

Vice President for Business Affairs

Sara Girard sgirard21@jcu.edu

Sara Girard
Class of 2021
sgirard21@jcu.edu

The duties of the Vice President for Business Affairs (VPBA) of the Student Government are outlined in Article III, Section 4 of the Constitution of the Student Government. The VPBA is required to make budgets for the Student Government, Student Union Programming Board (SUPB), and Legion of Student Organizations (LSO) each spring. This individual is also co-chair the Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee (SAFAC). As a member of the Student Organization Review Board (SORB), this individual attends all Student Organization Budget Board (SOBB) meetings, and handles all check requests and journal entries for organizations. The VPBA is also responsible for keeping student organization officers up-to-date on their financial standing.

Information regarding organization numbers, account codes, and check requests can be found on the Student Organizations website.

Late Night Programming – registered and recognized student organizations can apply for Late Night Programming grants through this form, the contact for these is Lisa Ramsey (lramsey@jcu.edu). The group completes this form and it is then reviewed by the Late Night at Carroll planning committee, composed of administrators in student affairs.

Registered and recognized student organizations can request funds in four different categories: annual allocation, travel, programming, or service by completing a Student Organization Budget Board (SOBB) request budget request form. These forms can be found in two places: on OrgSync under “Media” and “Files”. The contact is the Vice President for Student Organizations.

Diversity Programming – Contact Sherri Crahen, Dean of Students at scrahen@jcu.edu.

Club Sports – Contact Courtney Farver at cfarverjcu.edu.

Vice President for Judicial Affairs

Brianna Sweeney bsweeney20@jcu.edu

Brianna Sweeney
Class of 2020
bsweeney20@jcu.edu

The duties of the Vice President for Judicial Affairs (VPJA) of the Student Government are outlined in Article III, Section 5 of the Constitution of the Student Government. This individual serves as the Chief Justice on the Student Government Hearing Board. His or her main responsibility on the board is to run and oversee the hearings and to ensure that the board members are impartial in their decisions. The VPJA ensures that students who come before the Hearing Board have the opportunity to fully tell their side of the story and to explain themselves. An open discussion is promoted, where students will feel comfortable enough to both talk to the board and ask any questions they may have. Above all, the Hearing Board emphasizes education and awareness, and the sanctions the board provides will help the students learn from the experience.

Information regarding violations to the Student Code of Conduct as well as the minimum disciplinary actions for such offenses can be found on the Student Conduct website.

Vice President for Student Organizations

Kyle Blasinsky kblasinsky20@jcu.edu

Kyle Blasinsky
Class of 2020
kblasinsky20@jcu.edu

The duties of the Vice President for Student Organizations (VPSO) of the Student Government are outlined in Article III, Section 6 of the Constitution of the Student Government. The Vice President for Student Organizations is responsible for the Legion of Student Organizations (LSO) which is comprised of all the registered and recognized student organizations on campus (everything from American Chemical Society to Dance Ensemble). The VPSO provides programming, collaboration, communication, and financial support to student organizations, which is mainly done through the two branches of LSO–the Student Organization Budget Board (SOBB) and the Student Organization Review Board (SORB).

SOBB, as the financial branch, is responsible for the allocation of funds to the organizations which request money for events, trips, and/or supplies. SORB, as the administrative branch, enforces LSO policies as well as helps new groups become recognized student organizations. The VPSO chairs all committees and oversees their work. Additionally, the VPSO handles the “Of the Year” Leadership Awards given out every year at Inauguration to winning organizations, an advisor, and student leaders.

Forms and resources for student organizations can be found on the student org pages of the OSA website.

Information regarding starting a new student organization can be found on the starting a new organization site.

Vice President for Programming

Eddie Jenkins ejenkins20@jcu.edu

Eddie Jenkins
Class of 2020
ejenkins20@jcu.edu

The duties of the Vice President for Programming (VPP) of the Student Government are outlined in Article III, Section 7 of the Constitution of the Student Government. The VPP oversees and leads the Student Union Programming Board (SUPB), Homecoming Committee, Spring Concert Committee, and the Winter Formal Committee. This individual provides leadership for the long-term goals and strategy for SUPB and represents the organization in any official capacity. He or she is also in charge of developing a calendar of SUPB events, including dates, times, facilities, and cost.

SUPB Events include:

  • Homecoming Week
  • Spring Concert
  • the Graffiti Party
  • Streak Week Hypnotist
  • the Annual Luau
  • Casino Night
  • Wing/ Spa Night
  • Taste of Carroll
  • Bingo Nights
  • Movie Nights
  • Karaoke Nights
  • Carroll’s Own Performances

We also make trips to Cosmic Bowling, Laser Tag, Halloweekends at Cedar Point, Indians Games, Cavs Games, and MANY MORE!

Find out more about all the latest SUPB events on the SUPB website.

Vice President for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Leah VanDine lvandine20@jcu.edu

Leah VanDine
Class of 2020
lvandine20@jcu.edu

The duties of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (VPDEI) are outlined in Article III, Section 7 of the Constitution of the Student Government. The Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is responsible to serve as an advocate for students whose identities have been historically minoritized, serve a representative at the Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, work with and engage John Carroll University on institutional-level issues as they relate to the realms of diversity, equity, and inclusion and remain in contact and have regular meetings with the following persons and departments: Director of the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion; the Director of the Office of Student Engagement to ensure engagement of commuter students; the Office of Student Accessibility Services; the university’s Title IX Coordinator; and any other persons and departments necessary to fulfill the tasks of this position. They shall maintain regular contact with leaders within cultural organizations as recognized by the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion and organize diversity, equity, and inclusion training for Student Government Executive Board Officers and Senators to occur at the orientation for new and returning members at the beginning of the spring semester. In addition they shall work in conjunction with the Student Union Diversity and Inclusion Committee on the following: (1) the organizing of the annual Diversity Week, (2) the creation of workshops on minorities in leadership, and (3) any other activities or initiatives that necessary to fulfill both the tasks of the committee and this position and (4) to work with other members of the Student Union to undertake any new initiatives that may arise during his or her term.

Vice President for Communications

Lauren Phillip lphillip20@jcu.edu

Lauren Phillip
Class of 2020
lphillip20@jcu.edu

The duties of the Vice President for Communication (VPC) of the Student Government are outlined in Article III, Section 8 of the Constitution of the Student Government. The VPC is responsible for ensuring the John Carroll University community is well informed on Student Government events, meetings, and topics of discussion. The Student Union Newsletter is compiled under the direction of this individual. The VPC also prepares the minutes from each Senate meeting, publicizes these meetings, and maintains a blog as part of the Student Government website to provide insight for the general population as to the operation and activities of the Student Government. This individual is also responsible for ensuring the Student Government website is maintained and is the point person for all correspondence with the Carroll News and University Heights. The Communication Committee is formed and chaired by this individual.

The Communications Board: The Vice President for Communications will post information about forming a board to assist with publicity and communication tasks including social media, the Student Government newsletter, and event planning. Contact the VPC anytime if you are interested in helping out!

Exec Board Evaluations 2018

President
Executive Vice President
Vice President for Business Affairs
Vice President for Judicial Affairs
Vice President for Student Organizations
Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Vice President for Programming
Vice President for Communications
Exec Board Team

Senate

The Student Union Senate consists of six senators from each undergraduate class at John Carroll University, with one elected as the Class President. Senators convene on a weekly basis Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the Murphy room to discuss the happenings of the prior week, from student advocacy committee work to the latest issues and concerns of the campus community. All legislation must be approved by the Senate, and any issues or concerns can be brought to these students. These meetings are open and all JCU students are welcome to attend!

All Senators are required to be an active member of at least one student advocacy committee. All of these committees work with university administration, faculty, and/or staff on problems or issues that arise.

Class of 2022

Your Class of 2022 Senators. Please feel free to contact them with any questions:

Veronica Morgan (President for the Class of 2022)

vmorgan22@jcu.edu

Phillip Scherbakov

pscherbakov22@jcu.edu

Kyle McBeth

kmcbeth22@jcu.edu

Esther Ngemba

engemba22@jcu.edu

Margaret Skubik

mskubik22@jcu.edu

Maya Khawam

mkhawam21@jcu.edu

Call of 2021

Your Class of 2021 Senators. Please feel free to contact them with any questions:

Erin Ahern (President for the Class of 2021)

eahern21@jcu.edu

Lilian Lebednick

llebednick21@jcu.edu!

Dominic DeSalvo

ddesalvo21@jcu.edu

Declan Leary

dleary21@jcu.edu

Kaley Capron

kcapron21@jcu.edu

Sean Smith

ssmith21@jcu.edu

Call of 2020

Your Class of 2020 Senators. Please feel free to contact them with any questions:

Brendan Sieber (President for the Class of 2020)

bsieber20@jcu.edu

Nicholas Holoman

nholoman20@jcu.edu

Cory Beam

cbeam20@jcu.edu

Megan Frankenberger

mfrankenberger20@jcu.edu

Zahraa Al Ribeawi

zalribeawi22@jcu.edu

Call of 2019

Congratulations to our senators who graduate in May 2019!

May your path be paved with success!

Your Class of 2019 Senators (Please feel free to contact any one of them with questions/concerns/ideas):

Leanne Tang (President for the Class of 2019)
ltang19@jcu.edu

Pierce Srail

psrail19@jcu.edu

Gurnit Chima

gchima19@jcu.edu

Zakiyyah Malik

zmalik19@jcu.edu

Thomas Tritt

ttritt19@jcu.edu

Austin Dunlop

adunlop19@jcu.edu