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Thank you to everyone who voted in the 2018 SGA Elections! Click on 2018-19 SGA Representatives below to find out the results!

Student Government Elections will take place April 15 - 19, 2019.  

Vote here April 15-19 2019!

Want more information on what positions you can run for or want to meet with your current Student Government Representatives?
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Here are your 2018 Student Government Candidates!

Presidential Candidate:

Joey Dordoni

Major: International Relations | Minors: Spanish & Antrhopology

"I've been a part of SGA for two years now and have served as a Senator, Speaker of the Assembly, and chaired multiple committees. Being a part of SGA has completely changed my experience at UMSL and opened my eyes to all sorts of issues our campus faces. MY slate and I want to bring many of those issues to the administration as well as advocating for students who don't have the opportunity for their voice to be heard. By making more student voices heard, I think we can truly achieve UMSL Excellence!"

Vice-Presidential Candidates:

Aleathea Williams

Major: Political Science | Minors: Urban Politics & Public Policy

"I decided to run for student government to see how I could impact the student experience and increase my campus involvement in a way that relates to what I want to do professionally within government. Serving on student government this past academic year has made me want to continue my involvement in an executive position. Serving as Vice-President, I want to serve as representation for women and students of color. I want to increase access to information to benefit student organizations, promote involvement to our student body, and increase the power of the student voice on campus."


Comptroller Candidate:

Harper Wieldt

Major: Chemistry

"While in office, I want to achieve transparency and evaluate the current guidelines in place to see if they are doing justice to student organizations' budgets. I hope to improve relationships between students and SGA, as well as clarify SABC's standard procedures."

Senatorial Candidates:

Andrew Ameer

Major: Business Administration

"I decided to run for SGA to represent the needs of my fellow students and to become more involved on campus. I want to encourage more students to become engaged on campus by promoting all of the activities and student organizations that UMSL offers."

Emma Armbruster

Major: Psychology

"I decided to run for SGA because I wanted to be a part of creating a even more effective student government. The goals I want to achieve through my position with SGA is try to help promote better parking for students and help create a safer campus for everyone here."

Wallat Baban

Major: Psychology

Cassiana Buehler

Major: Civil Engeneering

"I want to join SGA to get more involved in making positive changes for UMSL students! I have three goals: 1) bring more awareness and engagement to events on campus, 2) bring more awareness to resources on campus, and 3) create resources and events for social and academic success."

Ysaye Ellis

Major: Media Studies

Alexius Gandy

Graduate Student Major: Management Information Systems

"As an undergraduate business student, many of my classmates and others often chose me to summarize and submit their concerns to the deciding body.  I never knew why this was the case, but when I received the notice about the Elections, I took it as an opportunity to represent and stand up for students, again.  I know now why I am running for Student Senate: My modus operandi is to serve the UMSL community to continue to meet and exceed its' mission, which is " meet the diverse needs to our student's instructional, research and extension program bodies and ensure that these bodies provide our students the tools that they need to serve the broader economic, social, and cultural needs of the State..."

Evelyn Kumeh

Major: Political Science

"As an immigrant from Liberia, I understand the importance of diversity, inclusion and most importantly, education. My position as the Publicist for UMSL Pan-African Student Association has prepared me to better communicate and address the needs of others. The potential Missouri’s budget cuts and UMSL’s recent increase in tuition is a threat to students, professors, and our learning environment. This is why I am aiding students and staffs members to come together to address this great grievance. When I am elected as a Senator, I will work with SGA to better address the needs of students and ensure inclusion of all campus organizations."

Foram Patel

Major: Nursing

"I want to run for Student Government Association because it will give me the opportunity to be more involved on campus. It will give me the ability to have my voice be heard on campus. I want to be the voice for people who can’t stand up for themselves. One of the problems in our society is a lack of a voice. We need to listen to give a voice to the voiceless. It’s as simple as listening, analyzing what needs to be, and having the leadership to execute this. I have experience for this, such as the being in the Honor society Phi Theta Kappa. I can easily use my experience and apply it to make a positive impact. I want to encourage collaboration of student organizations within the community, furthermore I want to promote more student involvement, which would allow knowledge and connections to spread throughout UMSL. This as a whole will create a strong unity."

Rodger Plack

Major: Sociology

"As a member of the Senate, I would focus my energy on your student community, your university resources and your campus experience. I want to make a difference in the University by voicing the opinion of the students. I will encourage students to get more involved with the SGA and their representatives. I bring a background of corporate experience and leadership. This will allow me to engage the faculty and staff successfully with issues on behalf of the students. My main goals are to promote inclusion, diversity, education, and student activites."

Daniel Redeffer

Major: Public Policy and Administration

"When I first started to participate in the Student Government Association as Political Science Academy Rep., I became aware that there were a number of crucial issues being ignored by administration-- from social issues, to the lack of amenities, to the growing reality of rising tuition rates while cutting class sizes and streamlining programs. I decided to announce my candidacy for Student Senator to organize these issues behind one voice, to force the administration to recognize our concerns, and to take action to protect our interests. As Student Senator, I will work with the SGA and students on campus to address statewide budget cuts, fight to keep the Administration from raising our tuition, work to keep DACA students protected, and advocate to ensure that policies are expanded to address sexual assault. Due to the National push to put DACA students and their families in grave risk of deportation, we must stand as one to protect students from unlawful deportations. I will also work with SGA and Staff to ensure that Students are protected from sexual assault."

Taylor Tinnes

Major: Political Science

Jessika White

Major: Media Studies

"I strongly believe that leadership is practiced, not so much in words but in attitude and actions. I believe that a school that listens to the heart of its students can't help but to radiate true the heart of its mission. I want to be one of the many leaders that puts this into action for greater good of UMSL and the students that stand at the heart. I want to focus on making UMSL a more diverse inclusive community by sparking student involvement and engagement through campus events. I want to see a better relationship when it comes to communication among administration and students. I want to help increase yearly enrollment by listening and advocating for the voice of the student body."

2018 Candidate Election Important Dates:

Candidate Filing Begins
Thursday, February 5, 8AM
Candidate Filing Ends
Monday, March 5, 5PM
Rules Reading
Friday, March 9, 10AM and 3:30PM
Candidate Bios & Info Due
Wednesday, March 14, 5PM
Campaigning Begins
Monday, March 19, 8AM
Campus-wide Voting Begins
Monday, April 16, 12AM
Campus-wide Voting Ends
Friday, April 20, 11:59PM
SGA Inauguration
Thursday, April 26, 6PM

Candidate Forms