UNK Student Government

Members of UNK Student Government

Students play a major role in ensuring that the UNK experience is something you will never forget. At UNK, our student government is highly involved in all aspects of the university, including student life, academics, and policies.

Much like the federal government, student government is comprised of an executive branch, legislative branch, and judicial branch. Each is charged with specific roles and responsibilities, and the students who serve on them take their job in that role seriously. These are students you know; they are your friends, roommates, classmates, study partners, and teammates. This means that you can depend on them to ensure your voice heard.

Logan Krejdl
Logan Krejdl

STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT & STUDENT REGENT

I am honored to step into this role as student body president and student regent for the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Taylor Janicek, our student body vice president, and I campaigned under the slogan “Your life. Your college. Your way,” and our platform agenda is focused exactly on that. Our role is to serve as advocates for the ideas, needs, concerns and suggestions of the student body. We ran for these positions because we wanted to continue the work of our predecessors and give students like you the opportunity to make their university the best place it can be.

Our advice to you is to do what UNK students do best, and that is make a difference. Make a difference not just in your own life, but in the lives of the people around you. Several opportunities are going to be given to you, and it’s up to you to seize those opportunities and do something with them. Step outside your comfort zone and try something you didn’t think you would ever do. One thing I have learned in my three years as a student here is that it’s not about the position you hold, it’s about what you do in that position to make a difference in the lives of those you are working with.

You may not remember 50 years from now that we were the student body president and vice president, but you will remember how we made you feel when we talked to you in the library, at the gym or on the way to class. Be there for each other; you will be amazed at the bonds you form with the people on this campus.

Welcome to the Loper family. We are so happy you are here, and we look forward to making a difference alongside you this year.

Email: unkregent@nebraska.edu | Phone: (308) 865-8523


Taylor Janicek
Taylor Janicek

STUDENT BODY VICE PRESIDENT

Email: janicekta@lopers.unk.edu | Phone: (308) 865-8523

The executive branch is comprised of six cabinet members - the student body president, vice president, chief of staff, secretary of the treasury, secretary of student organizations and affairs and secretary of community relations.

The president services as the official student body representative to the administration and public and represents UNK as a student member of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. He or she has the power to pass or veto legislation passed by the Senate.

The cabinet, chaired by the vice president, consists of the four constitutionally enumerated officers and other directors, advisers and support staff.

Paige Kristensen: Chief of Staff
Kristen Tomjack: Secretary of Student Organizations & Affairs
Asic Helberg: Assistant Chief of Staff
Jase Hueser: Secretary of the Treasury
Shelby Hoffmann: Secretary of Community Relations

The Senate is the legislature of the student body. Students are elected to the Senate from each of the three undergraduate colleges at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the University of Nebraska graduate college. There are also freshman senators and deciding/pre-professional student senators.

The Senate has the power to pass legislation for the campus, approve new student organizations, appoint student representatives to Faculty Senate and other administrative committees, and perform any other duties concerning student issues or concerns.

The Senate meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the Antelope Room of the Nebraskan Student Union. Meetings, which are open to anyone, are held weekly during the school year, except during finals week.

For more information, contact the Student Senate office at 308-865-8395 or Senate advisers at 308-865-8523.

Senators

College of Business and Technology

Audrey Arsenian
Leslie Braun
Ryan Brungardt
Andrew Burival -Speaker

College of Education

Morgan Daubert
Emily Eairleywine
Brenner Keane
McClain Narber
Ryley Scherer

College of Arts & Sciences

Jasmine Beringer
Trevor Daubert
Jack Clark
Laura Fisher
Madison Parshall
Kaitlynn Zitek

University College

Trey Janicek
Olivia Slater

Freshmen Senators

Emily Baxter
MacKenzie Doescher

Student court consists of seven associate justices, a chief justice and secretary of the court. The student body president nominates justices, who must be confirmed by the Senate.

Student Court is handles cases in four primary areas:
  • Student organizations recognized by Student Government
  • Complaints filed in relation to Student Government elections
  • Cases that involve the functioning of Student Government from either the legislative or executive branches
  • Appeals of traffic citations issues by campus police and parking services.

Student Court meets at 4 p.m. Tuesdays during the school year in the Nebraskan Student Union. These meetings are private, but you are welcome to attend if your case is being reviewed.

For more information, contact the Student Government office at 308-865-8395 or the Court Advisor at 308-865-8523.

Information on how to file a formal complaint can be found here.

Student Court members

Keith Everitt, Student Court Chief Justice
Treyvon Bokoskie, Associate Justice
Brian Brodin, Associate Justice
Sierra Butcher, Associate Justice