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Executive Branch

The Executive Branch serves as the selective sounding board for introduction of new policies and programs and serves as a communications network to the Senate. The Executive Board acts in the best interests of the Senate when the Senate is not in session. The Executive Board ensures the inner workings of Student Government are working smoothly so the senate can ensure they are advocating for the voice of the student body.

Meet Your Executive Board


Name: Luke Jansen
Position: Student Body President
Hometown: Effingham, IL
Year in School: Junior
Major: Marketing & Public Relations
Vision for Student Government: "I want to help students feel like they have a voice on campus!"
Hobbies: Travel, photography, tennis, working out
Other campus involvement: Sigma Phi Epsilon and Dance Marathon
Contact Luke: or call 618.650.3821

RyanName: Ryan Johnson
Position: Vice President and Student Trustee
Hometown: East Peoria, IL
Year in School: Senior
Major: Business Administration with a concentration in Finance
Vision for Student Government: “I want to make SIUE a better place for all current and future students.”
Hobbies: Golf and watching sports
Other campus involvement: Alpha Kappa Lambda, SCLA, Order of Omega, Cougar Guide
Contact Ryan:

Name: Chase Tiffany
Position: Organization Relations Officer
Hometown: Robinson, IL
Year in School: Senior
Major: Spanish Language and Literature as well as French Language and Literature
Vision for Student Government: “I wish to leave something behind that improves the lives of all SIUe students and helps the campus move forward towards becoming one of the Midwest's foremost universities.”
Hobbies: Hiking, Working Out, Volunteering, Reading and Exploring
Other campus involvement: Global Ambassadors Program, Sigma Delta Pi, Pi Delta Phi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Dance Marathon, National Residence Hall Honorary, Order of Omega
Contact Chase:


Name: Clayton Donald
Position: Financial Officer
Hometown: Chatham, IL
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Biological Medical Science
Vision for Student Government: “I want to help bridge the gap between student organizations and Student Government in regards to the funding registered organizations are permitted.”
Hobbies: Biology, movies and music
Other campus involvement: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Biology Club, Pre-medical Association, URCA
Contact Clayton:


Name: Carmen Connors
Position: External Affairs Officer
Hometown: Freeburg, IL
Year in School: Senior
Major: Business Administrations with a concentration in Accounting and a minor in Spanish
Vision for Student Government: “I want to make SIUE a more inclusive environment for all students and increase understanding of the diversity within our student body.”
Hobbies: Running, biking, cooking
Other campus involvement: Dance Marathon (Entertainment Chair), Student Organization for Sustainability
Contact Carmen:


Name: Taylor Bodine
Position: Marketing and Communications Officer
Hometown: Mt. Zion, IL
Year in School: Senior
Major: Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing with a minor in Mass Communications
Vision for Student Government: “I want to educate the student body on how to utilize their Student Government and encourage them to stop by and say hello!”
Hobbies: Volleyball, Netflix, cooking, and running
Other campus involvement: Alpha Phi
Contact Taylor:


Name: Jamal Sims
Position: Internal Affairs Officer  
Hometown: Springfield, IL
Year in School: Graduate Student – School of Pharmacy
Major: Pharmacy
Vision for Student Government: “I am excited to create a greater bond within Student Government, help with diversity initiatives, and revamp this position.”
Hobbies: Watching TV and eating McChickens
Other campus involvement: Pharmacy Student Representative Council President, Class President, Student National Pharmaceutical Association, Student Society of Health-System Pharmacist.
Contact Jamal:  


Name: Ricky Rush
Position: Election Commissioner
Year in School:
Vision for Student Government:
Other campus involvement:
Contact Ricky:


Name: Kiersten Gavin
Position: Secretary
Hometown: Metamora, IL
Year in School: Junior
Major: ACS and Pre-law
Vision for Student Government: “I want to be an advocate for students from all backgrounds and representing them in the manner that is expected from all Student Government members.”
Hobbies: My motorcycle, kayaking, binge watching shows, food
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