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 approval of appropriate administrators and advisors within the Student Government Association. 

 

Constitution


Members

Executive Board

President

Daniel Palmer

 

 
Daniel Palmer is a senior studying business economics in the Raj Soin College of Business. Daniel has been with the Student Government Association since January, 2017 where he first served as the Director of Academic Affairs. 
 
He is a member of the award winning Model United Nations Team, earning awards for his position papers at the national conference in New York City. Daniel works for Campus Recreation as a supervisor in intramurals. 
 
Also a prominent sports official in the Dayton area, Daniel serves as the rules interpreter for officials and was selected to referee the OHSAA Football State Championship last year as the Line Judge, becoming the youngest to do so. He also officiates Division III Collegiate Football as the Head Line Judge. 
 
In his spare time, Daniel enjoys playing sports, collecting coins, and engaging in political debates.
 

Email: daniel.palmer@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 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

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 freetime, Ivan enjoys photography and was able to shoot a wedding over the summer.
 

Email: ivan.mallett@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. Entreand 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

Andy Bordner

 

 

Andy is a junior Marketing major and Entrepreneurship minor. This is Andy’s second year in SGA, as he served as a Freshman Intern last year. Within the Student Government Association, Andryenjoys collaborating with like-minded, passionate individuals to contribute to the betterment of Wright State University. 
 
This year, Andy is also President of the Student Honors Association, Vice President of Branding for the Entrepreneurship Club, Vice President of Communication for the American Marketing Association, and a Peer Mentor. 
 
In his free time, Andy enjoys designing, reading books, exercising, cooking, taking photographs, playing instruments, and spending time with loved ones.
 

Email: andy.bordner@wsusg.com


 

Speaker of the House

Hannah HAYS

 

 
 
Hannah is a senior communication studies major, with a Deaf studies minor. This is her second year in SGA. Last year, Hannah served as the Commuter Senator and gained valuable information about WSU’s large commuter population. 
 
Hannah also is involved on campus in many other ways. She is a member of Delta Zeta sorority, where she serves as the Social Chair. She also is the Entertainment Management Chair for WSU Miracle Makers. On top of this, Hannah is a Volunteer Trainer for 4 Paws For Ability, where she socializes service dogs in-training.
 
Hannah currently works on campus at the PA Station and is employed part-time at Dayton Children’s Hospital. She plans to pursue a graduate degree in Public Administration, specializing in Health Administration and Non-profit work.
 
In her free time, Hannah enjoys playing with her dog, spending time with friends and family, and watching One Tree Hill. Hannah is excited to serve as the Speaker of the House of Representatives this year and help student organizations on campus achieve their goals!
 

Email: hannah.hays@wsusg.com


Chief Justice

Christian Cooper

 

 
 
Christian Cooper is a senior double majoring in Political Science and Philosophy with a focus on law. This is his First year in SGA.
 
Christian is an active member of the award-winning Wright State Model United Nations (UN) team, winning several position paper awards. This year, he serves as one of the two Head Delegates for the Model UN team. Christian is also a member of the Political Science Honors Society Pi Sigma Alpha, Presidential Ambassador for the 2018-2019 school year, and has served as a Learning Assistant for general chemistry courses. He also interned for Minority Leader Fred Strahorn of the Ohio House of Representatives in Columbus. 
 
In his free time, Christian enjoys watching sports, playing basketball, baseball, and tennis, hanging out with friends, and keeping up with national and international politics. After graduation, Christian plans to attend Law school pursuing a J.D. in Constitutional Law with desire to defend the 14th Amendments’ Equal Protection Clause.
 

Email: christian.cooper@wsusg.com

 

 

 

 

 

Cabinet

Director of Academic Affairs

Timri Nolte

 

Timri is a Senior English Major with a focus in Integrated Language Arts. She has the privilege as serving as the Director of Academic Affairs for Student Government Association. She is dedicated to helping students with their academic success! She joined Student Government Association to show her dedication to her college and the students while promoting growth and integrity in academics. 

Currently, she is an active member of the Student Honors Association, the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Board, and she is a Study Coach at the Student Success Center.

In her free time, Timri enjoys painting, reading, singing and playing any sport she can.

Email: timri.nolte@wsusg.com

 


Director of Accessibility, Health & Safety

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 Diversity, Inclusion, & International Affairs

Dominique McPhaul

Dominique McPhaul is a third year biology major at Wright State University pursuing a career in biomedical science. She began in SGA as one of the first of the freshman interns, and now serves as Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the organization.

Along with her SGA position, she sits as a student advisor to the Interim Vice President of Student Affairs, and holds an executive position with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She also holds a committee position with the Biased Incident Report Team (BIRT) for the WSU campus.

In her free time, Dom likes to serve her communities, eat good vegetarian food, and explore the depths of her intellect.

Email: dominique.mcphaul@wsusg.com


Director of Student Affairs

Emily Bundesen

 

Emily is a sophomore dual majoring in Human Resources and Management at the Raj Soin College of Business. She joined SGA her freshman year where she served as a committee leader for Student Affairs through the Student Government Freshman internship program.

She is passionate about helping improve the WSU that students, faculty and community members know and love.

In her free time you can find her hanging out and getting coffee with friends, shopping, watching Netflix and at WSU sporting events.

 

Email: emily.bundesen@wsusg.com


Director of Freshman Internship Programs

Zach Moorman

 

Zach is a sophomore pursuing a major in political science with a concentration in law. He is very active in the Wright State community through his service on the orientation team, the first year advisory board, event services, greek life, and serving as a director on the Inter-fraternity council.

Zach became a member of SGA his freshman year through the freshman internship program of which he currently serves as director.

In his spare time he is passionate about baseball, Game of Thrones, and keeping up with the latest political news. Zach plans to graduate in the spring of 2020 and plans on attending either law school or graduate school to pursue a career in higher education.

 

Email: zach.moorman@wsusg.com

 

 

 

 


Director Of Outreach and Collaboration

HANNAH ROTH

Email: Hannah.Roth@wsusg.com


Assistant Speaker of the House

Kat Adams

Kat Adams is a junior English major with a professional/technical writing concentration. She is the Assistant Speaker of the House of Representatives and she is very excited to have the opportunity to work alongside the university's many incredible student organizations this year.

Kat became involved with SGA because she has a strong drive to connect with the university on all levels, especially those pertaining to org life.

Her interests include reading, wrting, binge-watching Netflix, and taking pictures with her dog.

 

Email: kat.adams@wsusg.com

 

 

 

 

 


Assistant Director of External Affairs

BAO LUONG

Email: bao.luong@wsusg.com


Secretary of the House

Nicolas Davis

Email: nicolas.davis@wsusg.com


Associate of International Affairs

Vacant


Associate for Networking

 

Austin Rex

Year: Sophomore

Major(s): Economics
 

Email: austin.rex@wsusg.com

Senate

College of Education and Human Services Senator

Jazmyn Maxwell

Email: Jazmyn.maxwell@wsusg.com

 

 


College of Liberal Arts Senator

VACANT


College of Nursing and Health

JOseph HECHT

Email: Joseph.Hecht@wsusg.com


 

College of Science and Mathematics Senator

Roselle Almazan

Roselle is a sophomore Biological Sciences major. She is dedicated to supporting her community and representing their interests. Roselle joined SGA to be a positive influence on campus to WSU students, faculty, and staff by reaching out to them to voice their issues and concerns.

As well as being the Senator of CoSM, she is an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Megan Rua’s lab, a member of the Honors Director’s Advisory Board, and the treasurer of the C.J. McLin Jr. Scholars Association.

In her free time, she reads novels, plays tennis, and watches movies.
 

Email: roselle.almazan@wsusg.com

 

 

 

 

 


Commuter Senator

Hannah Hays

 

Hannah Hays is a sophomore at Wright State University. She is majoring in Communication Studies, with a minor in Deaf Studies. Hannah is involved in SGA, 4 Paws for Ability, and Greek Life at Wright State.

She joined SGA, because she wants to be a positive voice for her peers at WSU. As Commuter Senator, she hopes to provide the necessities for her constituents to not only succeed, but to have the best college experience possible. Hannah cannot wait to serve the Raider Community this year! 

In her free time Hannah enjoys playing soccer, and everything dogs.


Email: hannah.hays@wsusg.com

 

 

 


Raj Soin College of Business

Beth Metcalf

 

Beth Metcalf is a sophomore majoring in both Accounting and Theatre Studies. She joined SGA last year through the freshman internship program.

Beth also serves Wright State as the Director of Outreach for the Fraternity and Sorority Council, a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority, and as a puppy raiser for 4Paws for Ability. She is looking forward to serving in SGA and making a difference as the senator of Raj Soin College of Business!

Beth's hobbies include singing, acting, dancing, and hanging out with her cats.

 

Email: beth.metcalf@wsusg.com

 

 

 

 


 

Residential Senator

Shaun Wenrick

 

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 apart 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. 

 

Email: shaun.wenrick@wsusg.com

 

 

 


University College Senator

Madison Weiskittel

Email: Madison.Weiskittel@wsusg.com


College of Engineering and Computer Science

Justin Warner

 

 

Justin Warner is a Junior at Wright State University and pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Justin will be serving as the Senator of Engineering and Computer Science.

Justin decided to join the Student Government Association because he would like to help change the engineering department and leave a positive mark at Wright State.

He enjoys playing and watching multiple sports, playing board games, participating in organizational events, and being with friends and family.

 

Email: justin.warner@wsusg.com

 

 

 


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 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 Lamda 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