• Student Government Association

    The University of Charleston Student Government Association (SGA) is the student organization that serves as the governing body for the student body. There are 4 student body officers — President, VP of Project Development; VP of Communications; and VP of Finance — elected by the entire student body. The House of Governors Chair also resides as an officer on the executive board.

    Each class elects three senators who serve to address the specific needs of each UC class.

    All members of the SGA serve for one year and they are responsible for all student issues. They have control over a budget that is used to assist with student organizational needs, special campus projects, and community service activities. Additionally, members serve on a variety of University standing committees. These students are always available to help serve their fellow students at the University.

    Student Government Association Executive Board

    Executive Board

    Brittany WrennBrittany Wrenn
    Senior
    President
    Hometown: Beckley, WV
    Major: English
    Minor: Integrated Communication
    Extracurricular: SGA, Sigma Tau Delta, Teaching Assistant, Chi Alpha Sigma, Writer for The Eagle, Women’s Track and Field Team
    brittanywrenn@ucwv.edu  


    Joshua McClungJoshua McClung
    Senior
    Vice President of Project Development
    Hometown: Charleston, WV
    Major: Accounting and Business Administration
    Minor: Applied Leadership
    Extracurricular: SGA, Resident Assistant, Welch Colleague, Men’s Cross County and Track and Field Team
    joshuamcclung@ucwv.edu  


    Trenton BarnhartTrenton Barnhart
    Junior
    Vice President of Communications
    Hometown: St. Marys, WV
    Major: Political Science
    Minor: History
    Extracurricular: SGA, Resident Assistant, College Republicans, Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field Team
    trentonbarnhart@ucwv.edu  


    McKenna DeskinsMcKenna Deskins
    Junior
    Vice President of Finance
    Hometown: Logan, WV
    Major: Elementary and Special Education
    Minor: Regional Studies of Appalachia and History
    Extracurricular: SGA, Student Education Advisory Council
    mckennadeskins@goucwv.onmicrosoft.com  


    Upperclassmen Senators

    David BandaDavid Banda
    Junior
    Hometown: Dallas, TX
    Major: Business Administration
    Minor: Sport Business
    Extracurricular: SGA, Football Team


    Kristine GegeshidzeKristine Gegeshidze
    Junior
    Hometown: Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
    Major: Sport Business and Business Administration
    Minor: Regional Studies of Appalachia and History
    Extracurricular: SGA, Resident Assistant, Women’s Tennis Team, SAAC, Peer Tutor


    Prakriti (Dikila) LamaPrakriti (Dikila) Lama
    Senior
    Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal
    Major: Accounting
    Minor: Criminal Justice
    Extracurricular: SGA, GSO, Student Ambassador, Student Accounting Association


    Tim NiyogusabaTim Niyogusaba
    Senior
    Hometown: Kigali, Rwanda
    Major: Biology
    Minor: Psychology
    Extracurriculars: SGA, Resident Assistant, Peer Tutor, Club Soccer


    Luke SheldonLuke Sheldon
    Senior
    Hometown: Calhoun County, WV
    Major: Business Administration and Accounting
    Minor: Applied Leadership
    Extracurricular: SGA, Resident Assistant, Equipment Manager for Football Team


    Alize UyttenhoveAlize Uyttenhove
    Senior
    Hometown: Waterloo, Belgium
    Major: Sport Business and Business Administration
    Minor: Integrated Communication
    Extracurricular: SGA, SAB, SAAC, Teaching Assistant, Peer Tutor, Chi Alpha Sigma, Women’s Tennis Team


    Sophomore Senators

    Kelsey MatusicKelsey Matusic
    Sophomore
    Hometown: Winfield, WV
    Major: Biology
    Extracurricular: SGA, Teaching Assistant, Peer Educator, Women’s Volleyball Team


    Abram RhodesAbram Rhodes
    Sophomore
    Hometown: Elkview, WV
    Major: Accounting and Business Administration
    Extracurricular: SGA


    Janeese VerVeldeJaneese VerVelde
    Sophomore
    Hometown: Oostburg, WI
    Major: Political Science
    Extracurricular: SGA, Delta Phi Delta, SAAC, Inspire WV, Women’s Volleyball Team


    Freshmen Senators

    Olivia BiasOlivia Bias
    Freshman
    Hometown: Madison, WV
    Major: Movement Science
    Extracurriculars: SGA, Young Life, Student Ambassador, UC Honors College


    Molly BraggMolly Bragg
    Freshman
    Hometown: Clay County, WV
    Major: Nursing
    Extracurricular: SGA


    Faith CobbFaith Cobb
    Freshman
    Hometown: Cross Lanes, WV
    Major: Pre-Professional Biology
    Extracurricular: SGA, PPHS, Concert Choir


    Caleb DuncanCaleb Duncan
    Freshman
    Hometown: Seth, WV
    Major: Pre-Professional Biology
    Extracurricular: SGA, Student Ambassador, UC Honors College, Men’s Tennis Team


    Steven NutterSteven Nutter
    Freshman
    Hometown: Hartford, WV
    Major: Business Administration
    Extracurriculars: SGA, Student Ambassador


    Jordin SpearsJordin Spears
    Freshman
    Hometown: Pataskala, Ohio
    Extracurriculars: SGA, Women’s Basketball Team