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Elliott Union 217
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Tel: (660 543-4007

 

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Student Government Association

The Voice for UCM Students

The Student Government Association (SGA) empowers the voice of University of Central Missouri students by serving as the liaison between students and the faculty, staff and administration. SGA initiatives have included establishing the James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Government Award, the Night Ryder and Readership programs and helping to initiate the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. The SGA office is located at
Union 217.

Serving UCM Students

Senate and House

The UCM SGA has a two-chamber Congress: the Senate and the House of Representatives. Senators serve their class or outside governance groups. Representatives serve their respective colleges within UCM.

SGA’s Mission

The mission of the Student Government Association at UCM is to “empower the student voice.”


Join SGA
If you’re interested in joining SGA or have questions or concerns, please stop by our office at Union 217 or call 660-543- 4094.


Attend Meetings
Senate meetings are held Tuesdays at 4 p.m. and House meetings are held Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Meetings are held in the Elliott Student Union

 

Meet the Executive Branch

Luke Hawley
President, Student Government Association
Office Phone: 660-543- 4094
Fax:  636-543- 8564
Cell Phone: 636-359- 6822
Email: lah27230@ucmo.edu
Luke Hawley is president of the UCM SGA. A political science major from
Warrenton, Mo., his is passionate about making UCM a great university for
both current and prospective students. Toward that goal, he creates
constructive dialogue with administrators and seeks feedback from
students about how UCM can be improved. He is involved in Mock Trial
and also enjoys playing guitar, soccer and basketball.
Orie Hemme
Vice President, Student Government Association
Office Phone: 660-543- 4094
Fax:  636-543- 8564
Cell Phone: 573-489- 3159
Email: omh75340@ucmo.edu
Orie Hemme is vice president of the UCM SGA. A business management
major from Columbia, Mo., he feels strongly about growing student
involvement in campus organizations and to attracting future students. He
is interested in the outdoors, sports and collecting ugly Christmas
sweaters.
Chris Dunaway
Secretary, Student Government Association
Office Phone: 660-543- 4094
Fax:  636-543- 8564
Cell Phone: 417-772- 2595
Email: cad21890@ucmo.edu          
Chris Dunaway is secretary of the Student Government Association. An
accounting and economics major from Monett, Mo., he is passionate about making UCM an inclusive campus for all students. He also believes UCM should feel like a home to students so he is focused on enhancing living on
campus and emphasizing the benefits of campus housing. He enjoys
politics, performing music, outdoor adventures and disc golf.
Trey Hecker
Treasurer, Student Government Association
Office Phone: 660-543- 4094
Fax:  636-543- 8564
Cell Phone: 816-510- 5233
Email: trh56730@ucmo.edu
Trey Hecker is the treasurer of the Student Government Association. A
construction management, design and drafting major from Raymore, Mo.,
he feels strongly about getting students more involved on campus to help
them become more well-rounded people and to build a stronger
community.

Senate

The Senate meets Tuesdays at 4 p.m. The room number will be posted
Tuesdays in and in front of the Elliott Student Union. All meetings are
open to the public. Please help make a difference at UCM.
President Pro Tempore:
Kyla Robinson
Senate Floor Leader:
DaVontae Hair
Assistant Senate Floor Leader:
Keyontae Richardson
Freshman Class Senators:
Davontae Hair  
Adam Hutson
(Vacant)
(Vacant)
Sophomore Class Senators:
Kyla Robinson
(Vacant)
(Vacant)
(Vacant)
Junior Class Senators:  
Harrison Mehlman
Anna Baldwin
(Vacant)

Senior Class Senators:                         
Crystal Ridley
Ashley Garrard
Keyontae Richardson
(Vacant)
Graduate Student Senators:
(Vacant)
Senator for Interfraternity Council (IFC):
David Johnson
Senator for United Student Housing Association (USHA):
Anastasia Chaky
Senator for International Student Organization (ISO):
(Vacant)
Senator for National Panhellenic Conference (NPC):
Jessie Borgmann
Senator for Spotlight:
Scout Miller
Senator for Association of Black Collegians (ABC):
James Wells
Senator for National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC):
Jamorie Johnson

House of Representatives

The House meets Wednesdays at 4 p.m. The room number will be posted
Tuesdays in and in front of the Elliott Student Union. All meetings are
open to the public. Please help make a difference at UCM.
Speaker of the House
Israel Hanke
House Floor Leader
Demetrius Hampton
Assistant House Floor Leader
Jacob Hetzel  
College of Health, Science, and Technology
Hailey Klein
Chris Sadler

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Demetrius Hampton
Israel Hanke
Zachary Walker
Katherine Watson
Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies
Courtney Abt
Natalie Alexander
Brant Giudici
Jacob Hetzel
Devin Jost
Timothy Peterson
Trae Venerable
College of Education
Madison Hickey

Excellence in Governance Award

The James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award honors the
legacy of the late James C. Kirkpatrick. He served as Missouri’s secretary
of state from 1965 to 1985, establishing the Missouri record for tenure of
an elected state officeholder.
An alumnus of UCM and former member and president of the university’s
Board of Regents, Mr. Kirkpatrick was named UCM’s Distinguished
University Fellow upon his retirement and return to Warrensburg from
Jefferson City.
Since 1986, the award has been given around St. Patrick’s day in honor of
Mr. Kirkpatrick’s heritage. He died in 1997 at the age of 92.
Past recipients of the award include:

  • Congressman Ike Skelton
  • Congressman Emanuel Cleaver
  • Sen. John Danforth
  • Gov. Mel Carnahan
  • Sen. Roy Blunt
  • Sen. Claire McCaskill
  • Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan
  • Misouri State Sen. David Pearce.

Recipients By Year
2017: Doug Harris
2016: Paul W. Tibbets IV
2015: Beth Rutt

2014: Steve Arbo

2013: Walt Hicklin
2012: Joseph P. Dandurand
2011: Chris Koster
2010: Mike Thomson
2009: Gayle Kingery
2008: Paul LeVota
2007: Robin Carnahan
2006: David Pearce
2005: Claire McCaskill
2004: Deleta Williams
2003: Matt Blunt
2002: Jay Nixon
2001: Roger Wilson
2000: Roy Blunt
1999: Ed Elliot
1998: Rebecca McDowell Cook
1997: Thomas F. Eagleton
1996: Mel Carnahan
1995: Ann Kettering Covington
1994: John C. Danforth
1993: Emanuel Cleaver II
1992: William J. Mann
1991: James Mathewson
1990: Clarence Kelly
1989: Ike Skelton
1988: Avis Tucker
1987: John Ashcroft
1986: James C. Kirkpatrick

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