UNK Student Government

Student government cabinet members

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.

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Max Beal

STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT & STUDENT REGENT

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


Trey Janicek
Trey Janicek

STUDENT BODY VICE PRESIDENT

Email: janicektm@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.

Adrian Gomez Ramos: Chief of Staff
Olivia Slater: Secretary of Student Organizations & Affairs
Kosuke Yoshii: Secretary of the Treasury
Ashly Helfrich: 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

Carson Quackenbush
Mark Barrientos
Landon Seibert
Tatum Vondra

College of Education

Morgan Daubert
Reid Bednar
Ryan Woitalewicz
Truman Lauck

College of Arts & Sciences

Adam Schultis
Katie Klute
Olivia Paulson
Olivia Koenig
Douglas Christiansen
Tristan Larson
Alexandra Dawson
Trenton Theis

Freshman Senators

Saw Htoo
Avery White

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

Student Court members

Keith Everitt, Student Court Chief Justice
DJ Hardwick, Student Court Justice
Breanna Hemphill, Student Court Justice
Jake Novicki, Student Court Justice
Open, Student Court Secretary
Open, Student Court Justice
Open, Student Court Justice