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Student Governing Association

Student Body President

Jessica

Jessica Van Ranken, jvanran@k-state.edu

The Student Body President serves as the chief executive of the K-State SGA. The primary duty of the Student Body President is to represent and protect the rights and interests of the student body. The Student Body Present is duly elected by the K-State student body and serves a one-year term.

Key Responsibilities

  • Represent the student body and voice student needs and wishes to the university administration, faculty, staff, and the K-State family.
  • Serve as a member of the President’s Advisory Council
  • Serves as a member of Faculty Senate and the Faculty Senate Committee on University Planning
  • Serve as a member of the Student Advisory Committee to the Kansas Board of Regents
  • Serves as an ex-officio member of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Appoint students to serve on 20+ University Committees
  • Serve a one-year term on the Alumni Association Board of Directors

Student Body Vice President

Trent

Trenton Kennedy, jtken@k-state.edu

The Student Body Vice President works to advance the agenda of the Student Body President and serves as the official representative of the student body in the absence of the Student Body President. The vice president is duly elected alongside the president and also serves a one-year term.

Key Responsibilities

  • Represent the student body and voice student needs and wishes to the university administration, faculty, staff, and the K-State family.
  • Chair the Educational Opportunity Fund Committee.
  • Chair the Student Centered Tuition Enhancements Committee.
  • Serve as a voting member of Faculty Senate and the Academic Affairs Committee for Faculty Senate

Student Body President's Cabinet

The Student Body President’s Cabinet works to carry out the initiatives set forth by the Student Body President and Vice President. Cabinet members are appointed by the president and approved by Student Senate. Learn More.