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Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) serves as the voice of Marian University's undergraduate students, representing and promoting student interests.

SGA is comprised of an executive board and senate. Executive board members are elected each year in a campus-wide election. Their positions are:

  • Student body president
  • Executive vice president
  • Vice president for finance
  • Vice president for mission and identity
  • Vice present of engagement
  • Senate President

The senate is comprised of senators representing all undergraduate student organizations, housing, and athletics. Senators are elected or appointed by their individual constituencies.

Meet The Executive Board

  • Ryan Penry '22
    Student Body President
    Office Hours: Mon & Wed 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
    Ryan's WebEx

  • DeChelle Turner ’22
    Executive Vice President
    Office Hours: Wed 1 - 5 p.m.
    Chelle's WebEx

  • Kate Grabowski ’22 – Senate President
    Senate President
    Office Hours: Mon & Wed 12 - 2 p.m.
    Kate's WebEx

  • Colton Keasey ’22
    Vice President of Finance
    Office Hours: Tues 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Colton's WebEx

  • Connor Heard ’22
    Vice President of Mission & Identity
    Office Hours: Tues & Thurs 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Connor's WebEx

  • Brylee Koontz ’24
    Vice President of Engagement
    Office Hours: Tues 1 - 3 p.m. & Wed 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Brylee's WebEx

2021-22 Senate Meetings

Meetings are open to the entire campus community. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend and take part in the discussion.

All meetings take place at 7 p.m. in Paul J. Norman Center, Room 222 unless otherwise noted and publicized.

Meeting dates for the 2021-22 year:

  • August 31
  • September 14
  • September 28
  • October 12
  • October 26
  • November 9
  • November 23
  • December 7
  • January 18
  • February 1
  • February 15
  • March 1
  • March 15
  • March 29
  • April 12
  • April 26


  • Constitutional Review Committee is tasked with reviewing the Student Government Association constitution yearly and making and updates or policy changes. This committee is chaired by the Senate President. 
  • The Budget Committee is tasked with reviewing and approving all budgets submitted by the student organizations. The budget committee meets each semester with this committee chaired by the Vice President of Finance.
  • Election Committee will be tasked with promoting dates for any upcoming elections within the academic year. This committee is also responsible for creating all elections applications and meeting will all prospective candidates. The committee is chaired be the Vice President of Engagement.
  • Ad Hoc Committee is a committee that is formed for a specific purpose. These committee members are given certain tasks and asked to report back to the board, usually with their findings or recommendations.

Important Dates

  • Service Hours due November 9 by 8 p.m.
  • Budget Requests due November 9 by 8 p.m.

SGA Yearly Report

Our first annual executive board and organization report for 2020-2021.

SGA Documents

Budget Request Example (xlsx) 14 KB

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