“A group of students for the students.”

SGA exists to enrich the MVNU experience. 
It is the purpose of SGA to journey alongside our fellow students
and to foster an environment that encourages holistic growth.

Core values of SGA: 

Accountability,   Excellence,   Guidance,

 Hospitality,   Inclusivity,   Involvement, 

Positivity, Representation, Service

Ethan Briggs

Student Body President


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
— Dr. Seuss



Class - 2015

Major - Social Work 

Minor - Psychology

Mailbox# - B-2116

HobbiesSpending time with family and friends, laughing, boating, and taking naps

Mac or PC - Mac

Favorite Sports - Soccer and Volleyball

Goals for the Year 


  • Visit freshmen living areas once a month
  • Have a forum with students to receive feedback and input on campus life


Brooke Whetsell

VP of Community Life


Find joy in the ordinary.

Class - 2015

Major - Social Work

Minor - Non-Profit Management

Hobbies - Hiking, reading, and watching movies

Mac or PC - Mac

Favorite Sports -  Softball and Tennis

Goal for the Year 

  • I want to attend one event or meeting that each club does. 
  • I would love to see more people involved in clubs and events so my goal is to seek out new people and help them get connected. 

Molly Landis

VP of Academic Life


If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion.
For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.
— T.D. Jakes

Class - 2015

Major - Integrated Math Education and Mathematics

Hobbies - Ceramics, running, cycling, and reading

Mac or PC - PC

Favorite Sport -  Soccer

Goal for the Year  

  • Working with different departments to bridge the gaps between all of the different majors on campus
    • Selling tickets and advertising events downtown at Hunter Hall and the Buchwald.
    • Working with Academic support to set up study groups for different departments.

Rev. Ryan Smith

VP of Social Life


I am Silas Ramsbottom. Bottom hahhahah

Class - 2015

Major - Youth Ministry

Mailbox# - T-3152

Hobbies - Working out and DEATH HACK

Mac or PC - Mac

Favorite Sport -  Soccer

Goal for the Year  

  • Have more events that appeal to more people. 
  • Have smaller events/ hangouts that build community through games.


Jared Tucker

VP of Christian Life


It’s our job as Christians to love people where they are at not where we want them to be.
— Dave Hicks

Class - 2015

Major - Pastoral Ministry with a Youth concentration

Mailbox# - T-3198

Hobbies - Hanging out with friends, playing and watching sports, and watching movies

Mac or PC - Mac

Favorite Sports - To play: Volleyball. To watch: Basketball

Goals for the Year  

  • Create opportunities for students to share their story
  • Define the role of the Class Ministry Director

Autumn Young

VP of Marketing



If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.
— C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Class - 2015

Major - Public Relations

Minor - Marketing

Mailbox# - Y-3472

Hobbies - Reading, singing, biking, and watching movies with friends

Mac or PC - Mac

Favorite Sports -  Volleyball, Basketball, and Baseball

Goal for the Year 

  • Effectively and creatively market on-campus activties

Kaya Little

VP of Finance


Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gunna get.
— Forrest Gump

Class - 2016

Major - Social Work and Business Administration

Mailbox# - L-2648

Hobbies -  Traveling, playing piano, and thrift shopping

Mac or PC - Mac

Favorite Sports - Football & Volleyball

Goal for the Year 

  • I plan to use my position to help create events that the campus will respond to and get excited about

Paige Peterson

Executive Secretary


Every breath we take is a gift of grace.
— Jefferson Bethke

Class - 2016

Major - Nursing

Mailbox# - P-2906

Hobbies - Taking naps, playing soccer, snowboarding, spending time laughing with friends and family, and just being outside.

Mac or PC - Mac

Favorite Sport -  Soccer

Goals for the Year 

  • Have more current students involved in homecoming activities than last year. 
  •  Find a way to make information more available to students outside of SGA.


Tim O'Leary

Events Chairperson


Trophies collect dust. Memories last forever.
— Mary Lou Retton

Class - 2015

Major - Exercise Studies and Sports Management

Mailbox # - O-2816

Hobbies - Music, Sports

Mac or PC - PC

Favorite Sports - Football, Basketball, Baseball

Goal for the Year 

  • To do my best to develop a fun and exciting culture on the campus of MVNU

Lilly Phillips

Media Chairperson


Cooool beans beans beans.
— Hot Rod

Class - 2016

Major - Art and Graphic Design

Mailbox - P-2886

Hobby - Napz and hangz

Mac or PC - PC

Favorite Sports - Swimming and Basketball

Goal for the Year 

  • To communicate effectively, efficiently, and creatively

Garrett Bourbina

Intramural Chairperson

Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.
— Michael Scott


Class - 2016

Major - Finance

Mailbox # - B-2103

Hobbies - Tennis, basketball, football, eating

Mac or PC - PC

Favorite Sports -  SlamBall

Goal for the Year 

  • Have more teams participate than years past

Morgan Wade

Senior Class President


To be of service to others is to die to them; that is, we have to give up measuring our meaning and value with the yardstick of others. To die to our neighbors means to stop judging them, to stop evaluating them, and thus to become free to be compassionate.
— Henri Nouwen

Class - 2015

Major -  Youth Ministry

Minor - Communications

Mailbox # - W-3367

Hobbies - Drawing, paiting, writing, running, fishing, hunting, and hiking!

Mac or PC - PC

Favorite Sports -  Softball and Baseball (Go Reds!)

Goals for the Year 

  • To allow the opportunities for our class to come together and strengthen the bonds that will carry on beyond graduation
  • To plan a successful graduation

Carley Phillips

Junior Class President

What’s past is prologue.
— Shakespeare, The Tempest

Class - 2016

Major - English

Minor - Journalism

Mailbox # - P-2888

Hobby - Reading, writing, and coloring

Mac or PC - PC

Favorite Sport - Netflix binging

Goals for the Year 

  • I want to do anything I can to make sure everyone feels heard
  • To make sure everyone feels they have a great experience!