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Student Government

Student Government is one of the most active student organizations at West Texas A&M University. By evaluating issues that affect the student body, Student Government works closely with faculty and staff to ensure an academically challenging University while providing many opportunities for fun.

Three branches make up Student Government: executive, legislative, and judicial. Each branch represents the student body in a different way, while providing checks and balances on the other branches.

Executive Branch

Legislative Branch

Judicial Branch

Senators

College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences

College of Business

School of Engineering Computer Science and Mathematics

College of Education and Social Sciences

Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Freshman

Graduates

 

2020 Bylaws

2020 Constitution 

Follow us @wtamusga

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Executive Branch

Seth Rodriguez

Seth Rodriguez 
Student Body President

Phone: 806-651-2386
Office: Jack B. Kelley Student Center, Room 104
Email:­  prodriguez@wtamu.edu

The student body president presides over the executive branch of the Student Government. The president represents the student body and is the principal liaison between WTAMU students and the faculty, staff and administration. The president also acts as the chief executive officer of the Student Government. The president is the official student spokesperson for the University at the local, system, state and national levels. The student body president is responsible for appointing students to University standing committees and is accountable for seeing that all provisions of the WTAMU constitution are faithfully executed.


Legislative Branch

Scout Odegaard

Kylie Scott
Student Body Vice President
Student Senate President

Phone: 806-651-2387
Office: Jack B. Kelley Student Center, Room 104
Email:­  kscott@wtamu.edu

The student body vice president and student senate president is responsible for the legislative branch of Student Government. This branch consists of Student Senate with approximately 35 elected senators who represent WTAMU students in their designated college or freshmen and graduate students. The purpose of student senate is to represent the students' views to the University administration. Through bills, resolutions and committees, Student Senate takes action on various University issues and student concerns.

Student Government Committees

The four committees within Student Senate develop goals that benefit the entire student body, working to achieve these goals during the semester. The four committees are:

  • Internal Affairs- Chair Shelby Morton
  • Academic Affairs - Chair Monica Ghosh
  • Student Affairs - Chair Grace Small
  • Public Relations - Chair Leroy Aleman II

If you would like to get involved with Student Government, consider ­joining Student Senate. Each college is designated a specific number of senators, based on the number of students in their college. If a vacancy is available in your college, download, print, and fill out the application below and bring it by JBK 102.

Online Senate Vacancy Application


Judicial Branch

Payton Williams

Payton Williams
Student Body Chief Justice

Phone: 806-651-2388
Office: Jack B. Kelley Student Center, Room 104
Email:­ pwilliams@wtamu.edu

The chief justice is the presiding officer over the judicial branch of the Student Government and forms the Student Judicial Board (SJB) with four associate justices. The chief justice oversees general elections and referendums.

Associate Justices

Delainee Braly

Delainee Braly

Starla Lawhon

Starla Lawhon

Madison Shuck

Madison Shuck 


Senators 2020-2021

College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences (ANS) - 7 Seats

Jake Cannon

Jake Cannon 

Kyra Chesser

Kyra Chesser

Bryan Garcia

Bryan Garcia 

Heather Levy

Heather Levy 

Grace Small

Grace Small

Hadley White

Hadley White 

College of Business (COB) - 14 Seats

Albert Garcia

Albert Garcia 

Emma Weinheimer

Emma Weimheimer 

 

School of Engineering Computer Science and Mathematics (ECSM) - 4 Seats

James Andrew Castle

James Andrew Castle

Shelby Morton

Shelby Morton

 

College of Education and Social Sciences (ESS) - 9 Seats

Leroy Aleman

Leroy Aleman 

Payton Brookshire

Payton Brookshire 

Maryann Heffley

Maryann Heffley 

Joshua Worten

Joshua Worten

Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities (FAH) - 8 Seats

Quinn Dunham

Quinn Dunham

Monica Ghosh

Monica Ghosh

Tyler Griffeth

Tyler Griffeth

Paige Holbrooks

Paige Holbrooks

College of Nursing and Health Sciences (NHS) - 8 Seats

Adam Delgado

Adam Delgado 

Joel Fernandez

Joel Fernandez 

Sergio Gonzales

Sergio Gonzales

Mariah Murillo

Mariah Murillo

Freshman - 7 Seats

Gracie Oates

Gracie Oates

Journey Sorrell

Journey Sorrell

Annie Valicek

Annie Valicek

Graduates - 13 Seats