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 approval of appropriate administrators and advisors within the Student Government Association.
David is a senior Supply Chain Management major at Wright State University and is also pursuing a certification in nonprofit management from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) and a certification in fundraising from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). David also had the opportunity to serve as the President of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance WSU collegiate chapter, the Director of Academic
Affairs for SGA in 2015, the Speaker of the House of Representatives in 2016 and the President of the Student Body at WSU in 2017. David plans to graduate in May 2018 and then pursue a career in emergency relief and international development.
In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar and basketball.
Holley joined SGA in order to serve the student body given her desire to see success in the university. She is a member of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, Association of Fundraising Professionals, ‘67 Society, and leads within Cru (a campus ministry). Holley has served as a Supplemental Instruction Leader, and planned many campus-wide events such as House Party, Raider Roundup, and several workshops.
In free time, she can be found playing several intramural sports, hiking, or enjoying coffee over conversation with friends.
Chief of Staff
Doug spends his free time playing soccer or any intramural sport he can be a part of, planning vacations he can't hope to afford, playing video games, and watching everything Marvel.
Director of Internal Affairs
Harleen is a sophomore dual majoring in Accounting and Finance. She joined SGA during her freshman year and served in the Freshman Internship Program by leading a committee for Internal Event Planning.
Harleen joined SGA in hopes to be better involved around campus and engage with students and faculty to enhance Wright State University. Throughout her time at WSU, she has worked for the Payroll Department on campus and is a current Learning Assistant.
In her free time, she enjoys watching Netflix, running, baking, shopping, and drinking coffee with her friends. For the future, Harleen plans on graduating and becoming a Certified Public Accountant.
Director of External Affairs
Andrew is a junior studying psychology with a concentration in cognition and perception and minor in computer science. Andrew is currently a Marketing Intern at WSRI where he specializes in social media and digital marketing. He began in SGA his sophomore year as a committee member until he was appointed to an Associate for Networking.
After he graduates, Andrew plans on working as a Human Factors Engineer for a large tech company.
In his free time, Andrew likes eating sushi, playing video games, and soccer.
Speaker of the House
Nathan is a junior studying nursing with a minor in chemistry. He was one of the first freshman interns when the program launched in 2015.
During Nathan's sophomore year he served as Director of Outreach and Collaboration and championed many projects, among them the Mock 2016 Presidential Debate and the Alternative Spring Break Program.
Things Nathan like include Star Wars, eating cheesecake, and playing euchre.
Daniel Palmer is a junior 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 serves as the Director for Alumni Relations in the ‘67 Society in addition to working for campus recreation.
Also a prominent sports official in the Dayton area, Daniel serves as the rules interpreter for officials and was selected to referee the OHSAA regional semifinals last year.
In his spare time, Daniel enjoys playing sports, collecting coins, and engaging in political debates.
Director of Academic Affairs
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.
Director of Accessibility, Health & Safety
Kimberly is a sophomore studying nursing. She first got involved with Student Government when recommended by a friend to apply for the Freshman Internship Program. She thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the spirit committee, who help regenerate the Rowdy Raiders student section for the WSU basketball games. During that year, Kimberly also worked for the Office of Disability Services as a Personal Care Assistant and developed a new passion for helping and advocating for students on her campus with disabilities.
Director of Diversity, Inclusion, & International Affairs
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.
Director of Student Affairs
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.
Director of Freshman Internship Programs
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.
Director Of Outreach and Collaboration
Assistant Speaker of the House
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.
Assistant Director of External Affairs
Secretary of the House
Associate of International Affairs
Associate for Networking
College of Education and Human Services Senator
College of Liberal Arts Senator
College of Nursing and Health
College of Science and Mathematics Senator
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.
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.
Raj Soin College of Business
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.
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.
University College Senator
College of Engineering and Computer Science
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.
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 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.