Student Activities and Leadership Development
Student Activities and Leadership Development

Student Senate

As members of the Student Senate of Benedictine University, we pledge to serve the Benedictine community by voicing the needs and facilitating the development of the student body.

We pledge to influence change on campus by serving as a liaison between the student body and University administration. We help build organizational skills, network with alumni, and build contacts with members of the administration, influential people and help further develop communication skills.

Keep up to date with Student Senate on our Social Media!
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benustudentsenate/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SenateBenU
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BenUStudentSenate/

Meetings

Time: 12:20-1:20 p.m.  
Frequency: Tuesday , Weekly  
Location: Krasa Student Center, Engaged Learning Center, Krasa 050  

Student Senators

Executive Board

The Student Senate Executive Board is responsible for fulfilling all appropriate duties as determined by the Student Senate bylaws, the expectations of the Executive Board’s advisor and policies and procedures outlined in the Student Senate handbook.

President: David Banda, junior
Vice President: Soha Abdurrahman, senior
Secretary: Katelyn Beamish, sophomore
Treasurer: Dwayne Jones, junior

Speaker Pro Tempore

The Speaker Pro Tempore is responsible for promoting accurate and appropriate usage of parliamentary procedures during Student Senate meetings. Duties include serving as parliamentarian, teaching parliamentary procedures to senators and executive board members, chairing the Internal Affairs Committee and maintaining orderly conduct in Student Senate Chambers.

Speaker Pro Tempore: Tyler Stachniak, sophomore

Goodwin College of Business Student Senate Committee

Members of the Goodwin College of Business Student Senate Committee meet with the dean or department chairs regarding academic developments and issues within the college.

Committee Chair: Matt Lawless, senior
Amy Brand, senior
Lauren Schuster, freshman
Ellyn Andree, freshman
Kristian Santiago, sophomore

College of Education and Health Services Student Senate Committee

Members of the College of Education and Health Services Student Senate Committee meet with the dean or department chairs regarding academic developments and issues within the college.

Jennifer Griffin, freshman

College of Liberal Arts Student Senate Committee

Members of the College of Liberal Arts Student Senate Committee meet with the dean or department chairs regarding academic developments and issues within the college.

Committee Chair: Alex Montoya, sophomore
Anthony Miller, junior
Peter Wedemann, junior
Lexi Trippiedi, freshman
Kellie Diebler, sophomore
Vanessa Romero, junior

College of Science Student Senate Committee

Members of the College of Science Student Senate Committee meet with the dean or department chairs regarding academic developments and issues within the college.

Committee Chair: Urva Mehveen, sophomore
Claudia Reyes, junior
Marie Boulos, sophomore
Yusra Ghafoor, sophomore
Marina Ibrahim, sophomore
Thomas Kolbusz, junior

Student Outreach

Senators on the Student Outreach Committee meet with other University support areas (outside of academic colleges and departments) that are of general student interest such as Student Life, Campus Ministry, Student Health Services, the Academic and Career Enrichment Center, Benedictine Police, Information Technology, the Barnes & Noble at Benedictine University bookstore, Dining Services, the Benedictine Library and more.

Committee Chair: Rex Finan, senior
May Goshorn, freshman
Katherine Prejzner, freshman
Maheen Ahmed, freshman
Grace Ballas, freshman

Student Activities and Leadership Development

Katie Buell
Student Activities and Commuter Services Coordinator
(630) 829-6128
kbuell@ben.edu