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.
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.
D. K. Adrian Williams
Chief of Staff
Director of Internal Affairs
Director of External Affairs
Speaker of the House
Chief Policy Officer
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.
Director of Academic Affairs
Director of Accessibility, Health & Safety
Director of Diversity, Inclusion, & International Affairs
Director of Student Affairs
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.
Director of Freshman Internship Programs
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.
Director Of Outreach and Collaboration
Assistant Speaker of the House
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.
Assistant Director of External Affairs
Andrew Bautista is currently a senior Psychology student at Wright State. Andrew plans on graduating and going to Graduate School to pursue an MBA.
Andrew previously served on SGA as the Director of External Affairs and the Associate of Networking. Andrew currently works as an Admissions Ambassador at Wright State and is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Andrew also serves as a Co-Emcee for Wright State Miracle Makers' Dance Marathon.
In his free time, Andrew enjoys playing video games, playing with his two cats, and making pretty pictures on a computer.
Secretary of the House
Associate of International Affairs
Associate of Networking
College of Education and Human Services Senator
College of Liberal Arts Senator
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.
College of Nursing and Health
College of Science and Mathematics Senator
Raj Soin College of Business
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.
Shaun Wenrick is a junior studying Early Childhood Education with a minor in Business. He was one of the first freshman interns when the program launched in 2015. In the past, Shaun has been a part of the student affairs committee, outreach and collaboration committee, and the Residential Senator for the second half of last year.
Along with the Student Government Association, Shaun is a Resident Assistant in 4th Pine on campus and owns and operates a Mowing and Landscaping business called Wenrick Brothers.
Shaun enjoys eating ice cream, laying in his hammock, playing cards, and spending time with family and friends.
University College Senator
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Katelyn Adams is a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. This is her first year in SGA as the College of Engineering and Computer Science Senator. Her goals are to support CECS organizations and to finalize the function of the newly reorganized DSAB.
Freshman Internship Program
Interim Vice President of Student Affairs
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.