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2019-2020 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


Jacob Graham, Student Body President

Hometown:  Paris, IL

Year in School:  Junior

Major:  Business Administration

Vision for Student Government:  "Initiatives I would like to see accomplished in the upcoming year include implementing a policy where students can not be assigned any major projects or exams the week before finals, creating a syllabus bank, and budgeting to provide scantrons for students free of cost in the Student Government Office. I hope to create an atmosphere in the office that promotes an inclusive and productive environment for all Student Government members while representing students at the university to our greatest capacity."

Hobbies:  Hanging out with friends, playing tennis and watching Netflix

Other campus involvement:  Sigma Phi Epsilon, Office of Admissions, Springboard leader, Cougar Guide, and attended Leadershape

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Matt Butler, Vice President

Hometown:  Alton, IL

Year in School:  Senior

Major:  Biological Science-Medical Specialization

Vision for Student Government:  "My vision is to help the student senate be as transparent and involved in the community of SIUe as possible while also striving to represent their respective constituencies. I want this coming year to be the best Student Government has ever seen!"

Hobbies:  Going to the gym, Netflix, Hulu, eating as much unhealthy food as possible while I can, spending time with friends, spending as much time outside as I can while the weather is nice.

Other campus involvement:  Are 4 years of Student Government not enough?

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Mackenzie Rogers, Student Trustee

Hometown:  Marshall, IL

Year in School:  Senior

Major:  Psychology

Vision for Student Government:  "I would like to see SIUE thrive as being a university for diversity, outstanding academics, inclusion, and new experiences. Also, I would like to expand and improve our iCare program."

Hobbies:  Exploring, dancing, reading, and writing

Other campus involvement:  Alpha Phi, Dance Marathon Greek/Athletics Outreach Executive Board Member, International Buddy Program-GAP, SIUE Odyssey Creator/Writer, Pre-Medical Association, Biology Club

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Rachel Bryant, Financial Officer

Hometown:  Edwardsville, IL

Year in School:  Senior

Major:  Biological Sciences-Ecology, Environment and Evolution

Vision for Student Government:  "This year on student government I would like to see the executive and legislative branches work together to foster positive change and growth on our campus. Additionally, as the finance officer, I would like to continue to help student organizations be at their best through funding important programs and leadership opportunities that these organizations would not be able to do without the help of student government."

Hobbies:  Hiking, taking my dog Absol on walks, hanging out with friends

Activities:  The National Society of Collegiate Scholars • The National Society of Leadership and Success • Phi Eta Sigma • SIUE Pre-Veterinary Association • Chemistry Club • Alpha Xi Delta • Epsilon Sigma Alpha • Phi Kappa Phi • Honors Student Association • The Society for Collegiate Leadership and Achievement • Panhellenic Council

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Maddie Walters, External Affairs Officer

Hometown:  Elizabeth, IL

Year in School:  Sophomore

Major:  Economics

Vision for Student Government:  "To be an organization that encourages campus involvement and school pride by creating an environment that is welcoming and exciting for all students"

Hobbies:  Reading, Watching Movies, Traveling

Activities:  Honors Student Association

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Isabella Gruse, Internal Affairs Officer

Hometown:  Peoria, IL

Year in School:  Junior

Major:  Business Management with Pre-Law Minor

Vision for Student Government:  "I would love to get the entire campus involved with student government activities. Working with marketing would be a good way to get our events out there. Planning events that would get many different people involved across campus to improve the culture on our campus as a whole."

Hobbies:  playing with my dog, hanging out with my friends and family, and reading 

Other campus involvement:  Alpha Phi - currently VP of Risk Management Beta Alpha Psi Fraternity (until I changed my major last semester) University Honors Program Order of Omega  

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Ashley Cameron, Marketing & Communications Officer

Hometown: Wood River, IL

Year in School: Graduate Student

Major: Applied Communications Studies

Vision for Student Government: "The visibility of Student Government can be greatly increased so students know who to come to when they need help and students can better understand what Student Government is doing on their behalf."

Hobbies: I love new experiences, traveling, learning, attending concerts, reading (especially poetry) and spending time with friends doing pretty much anything.

Other campus involvement: Alpha Phi Alumna

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Cornelius Allen, Student Diversity Officer  

Hometown:  Collinsville, IL

Year in School:  Sophomore

Major:  Psychology

Vision for Student Government:  "I would like to expand events and programs designed to inform and reiterate the importance of social diversity."  

Hobbies:  Guitarist and athlete

Other campus involvement:  None at the current moment as it is my first year  

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Hailey Dearing, Organization Relations Officer  

Hometown: Chatham, IL

Year in School: Junior

Major: Criminal Justice & Psychology

Vision for Student Government: “I want Student Government to be a known resource for every student."

Hobbies: I enjoy painting, exercising and hanging out with my friends.

Other campus involvement: Fundraiser chair for Delta Phi Epsilon - Honors Program - Honors Student Association

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Currently Vacant,Elections Commissioner  

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