MVNU Student Government Association

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“a team of students for the students”

About SGA

SGA enriches the MVNU experience through intentional, Christ-centered relationships. Our purpose is to serve our campus as a voice to and for all students, while encouraging an environment that creates communal growth.

Practically speaking, this means that we work as a way to bridge the gap between the student body and concerns on campus that need addressed. We meet together as a team once a week to discuss the progress being made and think through the best ways to move forward. About once a month we plan an event as an opportunity for the student body to come together such as Welcome Week, Homecoming events, Holiday parties, Junior Senior, and Block Party.

 

Get involved

Interested in Student Government? Consider serving on a class council or run for a position on our team for next year!

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Here Are Your 2019-2020 SGA Reps!

 
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STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT

 

Mike Mohnasky

CLASS
Senior

MAJOR
Biology (Pre-Med)

CONTACT
Email: micmohnasky@mail.mvnu.edu

Role

The SGA president works alongside the Campus Life director in planning agendas for SGA meetings, speaking into issues on campus, and encouraging the team.  They are a Christ like example and guide the team in demonstrating the SGA mission statement. This position serves as the student representative to the Board of Trustees once a semester. This position represents Christ, MVNU, and SGA in service to better the campus and community.

Goals for the Year

 Be an advocate for the student voice and make sure the change we want to see happen gets done. I want SGA to be accessible and for everyone to know that we exist for students.

 
 
 

 
 
 
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VP of Community Life

Paige Gutai

CLASS
Senior

MAJOR
Environmental Biology

CONTACT
Instagram: @paigegutai

Email: paigutai@mail.mvnu.edu

Role

The Community Life position oversees all campus clubs, through club leader meetings, helping students start new clubs, and representing all clubs to the Director of Student Life.  This position also works with commuter students, acting as their voice on SGA, keeping them updated with school-wide information, and working with the Commuter Council. The Community Life position will also work closely with the Intercultural Life department, sitting in on committee meetings and acting as that department's voice to SGA.

Goals for the Year

To be an advocate for all students, inspire inclusivity and diversity, and build community within MVNU.

 
 
 

 
 
 
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VP of Christian Life

 

JJ Allison

CLASS
Senior

MAJOR
Theology

CONTACT
Instagram: @itsjjallison

Twitter: JJ_Allison

Snapchat: @itsjjallison

Role

The Christian Life position is, in short, to aid in cultivating the spiritual life both within the chapel experience as well as in day-to-day life as well as serving as executive board member for the Student Government Association.

Goals for the Year

Love God, love people.

 
 
 

 
 
 
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VP of academic Life

Lauren Klopfenstein

CLASS
Junior

MAJOR
Communication Science and Disorders

CONTACT
Email: lauklopfenstein@mail.mvnu.edu

Role

In the Academic Life position you are responsible for representing student academic concerns before the administration, and fostering an on-campus environment where students are empowered to pursue their academic interests outside the classroom.  Additionally, you would participate in all greater SGA events and initiatives and coordinate all student government elections.

Goals for the Year

To be a source for students to voice their concerns pertaining to academics and help improve the academic life on campus. I am excited to be serving on SGA and making the best MVNU the best that it can be.

 
 
 

 
 
 
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VP of Social Life

Jess McCombs

CLASS
Junior

MAJOR
Recreational Ministry & Business Administration

CONTACT
Instagram: @jess.mccombs Email: jesmccombs@mail.mvnu.edu

Role

The Social Life position is responsible for planning and helping with all major SGA events for the academic year. The Social Life position is also expected to be well connected socially with the student body, and to be an information resource not only to the student body, but also to the SGA cabinet.

Goals for the Year

To meet new people, build new relationships, and create new, life-long friendships as I journey alongside of students to help promote positive growth for campus society.

 
 
 

 
 
 
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VP of Marketing

Leah Shaffer

CLASS
Senior

MAJOR
Fine Art

CONTACT
Instagram: @leah.grace.shaffer

Email: leashaffer@mail.mvnu.edu

Role

The Marketing position is responsible for making all graphics for the SGA events (and a few Student Life events such as Oaktoberfest, Title IV campaigns, etc.) The graphics will normally include printed posters (you send to on-campus printing and pick up) and a corresponding social media graphic and occasionally a t-shirt or some other form of advertisement needed.  This position works very closely with the Media Chairperson to communicate events to the student body.

Goals for the Year

I hope to serve the student body and make MVNU the best it can be through creating event posters that attract and inspire, cultivating connections within the student body that allow us to better celebrate our differences and bond in our similarities, and optimizing our common spaces to facilitate the actualization of those ends.

 
 
 

 
 
 
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Administrative Chairperson

Grace Phillips

CLASS
Junior

MAJOR
Finance

CONTACT
Instagram: @grphillips

Email: graphillips1@mvnu.edu

Role

This administrative role serves to handle tasks such as taking notes of what is talked about during weekly meetings and serving as the communicator to the Homecoming class representatives for Homecoming.  The position also works to develop budgets for events. This position serves as a direct voice to the students. This position must have great organizational and communication skills as well as being flexible and being willing to help out the student body and SGA team in any way possible.

Goals for the Year

To be more involved on campus and get to know more people here. I look forward to being at all the events and meeting new faces.

 
 
 

 
 
 
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Events Chairperson

CJ Uttley

CLASS
Sophomore

MAJOR
Finance

CONTACT
Instagram: @cjutt229

Email: camuttley@mail.mvnu.edu

Role

The Events Chairperson works with the social life position with planning SGA events.  They are responsible for organizing Cougar Crazy themes and working with athletics to see what creative events can be held to support the athletic teams.

Goals for the Year

I want to help create an environment on campus that is exciting and that is more importantly welcoming. I also want to improve communication for sporting events and help students find ways that they can be excited to be a Cougar.

 
 
 

 
 
 
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Media Chairperson

Reagan Williams

CLASS
Senior

MAJOR
Intercultural Studies and Fine Art

CONTACT
Instagram: @reaganwilliamsco

Email: reawilliams@mail.mvnu.edu

Role

The Media Chairperson position is ideal for someone who has an interest in media and spreading the word about events on campus. Applicant ideally has an extensive knowledge of social media including Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Facebook.

Goals for the Year

To be a creative mediator through social media and visual inspiration between the student body and Student Government so as to enrich the campus lifestyle.

 
 
 

 
 
 
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Senior Class President

NayNay Parker

CLASS
Snazzy Senior

MAJOR
Radio babyyyy

CONTACT
Instagram: @dj_naynay

Snapchat: @naynaybutton

Role

The senior class president oversees the senior class council and hears out the requests of the students. They also take these requests to SGA and work with the other members to make change. Additionally, this position works with the Director of Campus Life to identify a senior class gift.

Goals for the Year

I don’t play soccer...but I do plan on repping the Senior Class for one last roundup, provide a senior gift & maybe make some sweet Christmas sweaters for the class!

 
 
 

 
 
 
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junior Class President

Carson Weghorst

CLASS
Junior

MAJOR
Biology (Pre-Dentistry)

CONTACT
Instagram: @c_weghorst3

Role

The junior class president serves as a representative and a voice for the junior class on the MVNU Student Government Executive Council. They are involved in planning and execution of junior class sponsored events throughout the academic year, including, but not limited to Junior Senior gala in the spring semester. The ultimate goal is to actively pursue relationships with individuals on the MVNU campus in order to be a powerful leader and well-spoken voice for everyone.

Goals for the Year

I want to get to know some of the new students and help them find their spot on campus and to have fun doing it.

 
 
 

 
 
 
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sophomore Class President

Hannah Johns

CLASS
Sophomore

MAJOR
Intercultural Studies

CONTACT
Instagram: @hannahgeorgia.j

Email: hanjohns@mail.mvnu.edu

Role

The sophomore class president oversees the sophomore class council and hears out the requests of the students. They work to organize events and also take these requests to the higher class cabinet as they work with the other members to make changes.

Goals for the Year

This year, my goal is to represent the Sophomore Class in a way that best reflects Christ. I hope to be a voice for all of the Sophomore students, committing to represent both their opinions and their needs. I hope to cultivate life-giving, intentional, and inclusive relationships within our class through both fun events and simple conversations. I commit to praying for our class consistently as we journey through the year… (and I hope we can laugh a lot along the way, too)!