About Us

 

What is SGA?

The Student Government Association exists to advocate widely and deeply felt Wright State student interests; this is accomplished through lobbying the administration at our University. As designated by the Board of Trustees, the House of Representatives is responsible for officially communicating the collective viewpoint of the student body with regard to any aspect of University policy or operation. The Senate is responsible for appointing students to University committees, to recommend allocations of the student activity funds, to represent student interests and to serve as a conduit of information from the University to the student body. Student Government shall also represent the student body on state and national issues of interest to students.

The purpose of SGA is to advocate for and represent the interests of students at Wright State University. We are committed to promoting student participation in the overall policy and decision-making processes of the University, enhancing the quality and scope of education at the University, and promoting the general welfare of the student body.


Bylaws

These are the Bylaws of Wright State University’s Student Government and are specific rules of the policy and conduct for all participants in the organization followed accordingly with the Constitution. No member shall waive or modify the Bylaws, or other documents, without due and proper consultation with the approval of appropriate administrators and advisors within the Student Government Association. 


Constitution


Members

Executive Board

President

IVAN MALLETT

 
Ivan Mallett is a junior international studies and economics double major. This is his second year in SGA. Last year he joined SGA as a member of the Legislative and Governance committee and learned a lot about Ohio Politics and the legislative process by traveling up to Columbus and lobbying on behalf of bills that would help students all across Ohio. 
 
Besides SGA Ivan is also the first President of Lambda Chi Alpha, the newest Fraternity on Wright State’s campus. He is also the Director of Outreach for Wright State College Republicans and a member of both the Model UN team and the Model Arab League team. Outside of school, Ivan is also a Sergeant in the United States Army and the Director of Operations for State Representative Rick Perales’ re-election Campaign. 
 
In his free time, Ivan enjoys photography and was able to shoot a wedding over the summer.

Email: ivan.mallett@wsusg.com


Vice President

D. K. Adrian Williams

 
Adrian is a neuroscience major and an aspiring physician-scientist with a passion for the intersection between healthcare, public policy, and politics. He has experience in neuroscience, computational biology, and bioinformatics research laboratories and is currently working on publishing one of his research projects with Harvard Medical School. 
 
He is also a member and former president of the Multicultural Association of Pre-Medical Students and is involved in congressional and international politics, having assisted on a successful political campaign, testified on a number of bills, and lobbied on behalf of students to over 50 representatives and senators on the state and federal level, along with international officers of health in the World Health Organization at the UN building in Switzerland. He is Wright State University’s 2017-2018 Newman Civic Fellow and was elected to serve as student body vice-president. 
 
In his free time, he loves to golf, make and play music, and spend time with his friends and family. 

Email: adrian.williams@wsusg.com


Chief of Staff

Nathan Price

 

Nathan is a senior studying nursing. He has a passion for serving others and making a difference and he found SGA as the place for him to do that. In years past he has served on the academic affairs committee, the Director for Outreach and Collaboration, and last year as Speaker of the House. He is very excited to return for his fourth year.
 
Nathan is also a member of the Dean’s Student Advisory Board for the College of Nursing and is a brother at St. John Bosco's Knights of Columbus chapter here on campus. He also works at Soin Medical Center as a nurses aid.
 
If Nathan finds himself with some free time, you would find him spending time with friends and family or reading.

Email: nathan.price@wsusg.com


Director of Internal Affairs

James Curlis

 

James Curlis is a sophomore at Wright State University studying Business Economics with a minor in Entrepreneurship. James is serving SGA as the Director of Internal Affairs. James joined SGA his freshman year serving as a freshman intern and as an associate justice helping lobby and testify on textbook affordability. 
 
James joined to help develop his professional skills while helping make a positive impact at Wright State, becoming more engaged with the student body. During his time at Wright State, James has been apart of the Entrepreneurship Club, Chi Alpha, and works with the campus rec department on campus as a supervisor and official. 
 
In his free time, James enjoys staying active, socializing with friends, reading, music, movies, and following sports. James has been a certified OHSAA basketball referee since 2017. For the future, James plans to graduate in 2021 and become a small business owner and expand other business ventures. 
 

Director of External Affairs

Anna vandewiele

Email: anna.vandewiele@wsusg.com


Speaker of the House

 

Joe York

 

Joseph York is a sophomore at Wright State University pursuing a major in both Philosophy and Economics.

When not working with the House of Representatives or attending class, he is involved with WSU Quizbowl, Club Tennis, History Club. And when he isn't staying involved on campus he also enjoys playing table tennis, pool, golfing and building computer networks.

Email: joe.york@wsusg.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chief Justice

William jacob jones

Email: jacob.jones@wsusg.com


Chief Policy Officer

Eli Smith

 
 
Eli is sophomore dual majoring in Political Science and International Studies. This is Eli's second year in SGA, as he was apart of the Freshman Internship program, working with the COLA Senator.
 
Eli joined SGA so that he could help make a positive difference in the life of students. Eli is also a member and Wright State University's democracy fellow with the Wright Vote Advocates Group.
 
In Elis free time, Eli likes to play tennis, spend time with his friends and family, and watch and rewatch The Office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Cabinet

Director of Academic Affairs

Samantha Baxter

Samantha Baxter is a sophomore majoring in English and Political Science, and minoring in Sociology and French. She participated in SGA last year as a member of the Freshman Academic Affairs committee. 
 
Samantha serves as the Director of Academic Affairs. She is also involved in the WSU Model UN team and 4Paws For Ability on campus.
 
Samantha’s hobbies include: spending time with her dog, friends, and family. She also likes cooking, swimming, and watching The Office.
 

Email: samantha.baxter@wsusg.com

 


Director of Accessibility, Health & Safety

seth hohlbein

Email: seth.hohlbein@wsusg.com


Director of Diversity, Inclusion, & International Affairs

Kevin Jones

 

Kevin Jones is a junior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Policing & Investigative Studies. Kevin joined SGA during his freshman year being the Southwest Ambassador for the COLAG. After taking a break from SGA in his sophomore year to revamp Black Men on the Move as the President, he was offered another opportunity as the first ever Associate Director of Diversity & Inclusion in SGA. Outside of SGA, Kevin serves as a student conduct panelist, and the first ever President Emeritus to Black Men on the Move. 

Kevin is passionate about politics, and local involvement in the community through volunteer work. During his free time, Kevin loves visiting mom and pop shop restaurants and adventuring life living it to the fullest. Kevin’s hobbies include singing, running his business KJ Management and cooking. Kevin’s involved with SGA so he can continue to make an effective change on campus and surrounding communities, he is the first ever Legislative Intern for the City of Columbus’ City Council Division of Community Engagement, and former intern for the Columbus Urban League and he holds many more experiences.

Email: kevin.jones@wsusg.com


Director of Student Affairs

Beth Metcalf

Beth Metcalf is a junior majoring in both Accounting and Theatre Studies. She joined SGA last year through the freshman internship program.
 
Beth also serves Wright State as the Management Intern at the Oneil Center for research communication. Beth is also a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority and serves as the Vice President for Philanthropy, and as a puppy raiser for 4Paws for Ability. She is looking forward to serving in SGA and making a difference as the Director of Student Affairs!
 
Aside from being the Director of Student Affairs, Beth's hobbies include singing, acting, dancing, and hanging out with her cats.

Email: beth.metcalf@wsusg.com

 


Director of Freshman Internship Programs

Fatimazahra Boumahchad

Fatima Boumahchad is a sophomore majoring in Biological Sciences and minoring in Chinese. She participated in SGA last year as a committee leader of Internal Affairs in the Freshman Internship program. Through that, she was able to host the Chinese New Year event for students on campus. Fatima is also the Secretary of the Muslim Student Association. In SGA, Fatima now serves as the Director of the Freshman Internship Program.

Fatima's hobbies include rollerblading, spending time with friends and family, reading, and always matching her outfits.

Email: fatima.boumahchad@wsusg.com

 

 

Director Of Outreach and Collaboration

Austin Rex

 
 
Austin Rex is a junior majoring in Business Economics with the intent of pursuing a law degree. This is his third year in SGA, having served as the Associate of Networking last year and in the Freshman Internship Program the year prior.
 
Austin also is an active member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society. His hobbies include cooking and baking, playing video games, participating in intramurals on campus, and hanging out with friends.

Email: austin.rex@wsusg.com


Assistant Speaker of the House

Connor weaver

Email: connor.weaver@wsusg.com


Assistant Director of External Affairs

Ty callahan

Email: ty.callahan@wsusg.com


Secretary of the House

 


 

 

Senate

 

College of Education and Human Services Senator

Jazmyn Maxwell

 
 
Jazmyn Maxwell is currently a Senior majoring in Middle Childhood education at Wright State University.  She is very passionate about teaching Language Arts and Social Studies which are her two major concentrations for the program. In addition to serving as the current College of Education and Human Services senator within the Student Government Association for the second year, Jazmyn also serves as the 2018/2019 Secretary for the College of Education and Human Services Dean's Student Advisory Board. Jazmyn is very passionate in all that she does and she knows that it is beyond imperative for her to help students worldwide gain as much knowledge as possible so that each individual student can obtain the career they desire in the future. 
 
 Her mission is to become a role model to students so that their actions can reflect nothing other than positivity and success in all areas. In her future classroom, Jazmyn can ensure you that the sharing of ideas will be highly encouraged among all students and she will inspire students to feel comfortable in doing so. Her passion for sharing new ideas to help others obtain knowledge is something that she tries her hardest to do in order to make a difference in society. Some of Jazmyn’s favorite hobbies are swimming, shopping, reading, and spending quality time with friends and family. Jazmyn is very excited and eager for all the wonderful opportunities that the Student Government Association has in store this upcoming year. 

Email: jazmyn.maxwell@wsusg.com

 

 


College of Liberal Arts Senator

Jackson Cornwell

 

Jackson is a Sophomore studying Philosophy and Political Science. This is Jackson’s second year in SGA, having served on the Freshman Intern Academic Affairs Committee last year. 

Jackson is serving as the Senator for the College of Liberal Arts. Jackson’s main goal is to incorporate the Creative Arts Center into more campus activities through the Creative Arts Council in conjunction with the Liberal Arts DSAB.
 
Jackson is a member of the Model UN team, and his hobbies include musical theatre, shopping and watching Disney movies.
 
 

College of Nursing and Health

Chris Draper

 
 
Chris Draper is a junior studying nursing.  This is his first year in SGA and serves as Senator for the College of Nursing and Health.  He hopes to establish a line between the college faculty and student nurses, so questions can be asked, and answers can be given in a sufficient and timely manner.  He also has plans to assist with the construction of a mentorship program for students starting their first year in nursing.
 
In addition to his Senator position he once found an arrowhead in his backyard and owns two razor scooters.  He also plays Ukulele poorly and has never seen a shark in real life.  

Email: chris.draper@wsusg.com


College of Science and Mathematics Senator

SEAN MCGRAW

Email: sean.mcgraw@wsusg.com


Commuter Senator

Leah Dryden

Email: leah.dryden@wsusg.com


Raj Soin College of Business

CONor Hoffman

 

Conor Hoffman is a junior double majoring in Accounting and Finance with a minor in Economics and a concentration in Business Analytics. Conor intends to pursue a CFA or MBA. This his first year in SGA and serves as the senator for the Raj Soin College of Business. This year he plans to work on developing incentives for business students to do internships. He is also assisting with the development of a mentorship program for freshman business students.
 
In addition to SGA Conor is a member of the Dean’s Student Advisory Board for the Raj Soin College of Business. He is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma business honors society. Conor’s hobbies include volleyball, basketball, tennis, scuba diving and going to the movies.
 

Email: conor.hoffman@wsusg.com

 


Residential Senator

 

Jacob O'Connor

Email: jacoboconnor0302@gmail.com


University College Senator

ZAYNEB Moumkine

Email:zayneb.moumkine@wsusg.com


College of Engineering and Computer Science

 

Jonathan Ciero

Email: ciero.2@wright.edu

Freshman Internship Program

Advisors

Interim Vice President of Student Affairs

Gary Dickstein

 

Dr. Gary Dickstein was appointed the Interim Vice President for Student Affairs at Wright State University October 1, 2016, where he is responsible for providing leadership and effective student services and programs. He oversees 15 University departments including the Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center, Campus Recreation, Community Standards and Student Conduct, Counseling and Wellness Services, Disability Services, Latino, Asian and Native American Affairs, LGBTQA Affairs, Pre-College Programs, Residence Life and Housing, Services, Student Activities, Student Support Services, Student Union, University Police Department, Veteran and Military Center and the Women’s Center.

Dr. Dickstein has worked in the field of higher education as an administrator for the past 29 years. Prior to his appointment as the Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, he served as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. Over the course of his career, Dr. Dickstein has held numerous positions within various areas of Student Affairs including Housing and Residential Life, Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, Off-Campus Housing Services, and Community Standards and Student Conduct. Dr. Dickstein received his bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University; a Master’s of Arts in Higher Education Administration from Wright State University and his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Ohio University. His dissertation research focus was in the areas of student conduct and mental health.

Dr. Dickstein has served on the Board of Directors of the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) as a director at large, President-Elect, President, and immediate past President. He also served the association as the conference chair and Secretary for the Foundation. In addition to being involved in ASCA, Dr. Dickstein is a member of several other organizations including the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), Order of Omega, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Alpha Lambda Delta and Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) society.

Dr. Dickstein is currently an adjunct professor in the College of Education and Human Services and teaches a class on higher education legal issues. He has also served as a faculty member for the ASCA Donald D. Gehring Conduct Administration Academy and has presented at numerous local, state, regional and national conferences.

Dr. Dickstein has been married to his partner, Shelley, for the past 28 years, and they are the proud parents of twin children, Abigail and Aaron.  Dr. Dickstein enjoys volunteering, coaching and officiating ice hockey as well as playing golf.

Email: gary.dickstein@wright.edu