Senate Executive: The Senate Executive Board is chaired by the Senate Pro Tempore and is comprised of the Senate President, Senate Secretary, and five (5) standing Committee Chairs. Bills are submitted to the Senate Executive Committee by a specific deadline and are reviewed to ensure there are no preemptive issues that have arisen, after which the bill is then allowed to committees. Senate Executive is considered the leadership within Senate; oftentimes problems and issues regarding Senate are discussed by the committee before action is taken or decisions are made.
Brian Cummings – Legislative Chair
Committee: The purpose of the Legislative Committee is to review all SG governing documents to ensure they are efficient, functional, and in line with University policies. This committee often authors the necessary changes to Student Government governing documents and proposes them to Senate; bills reviewed in Legislative Committee are expected to fall in line with all governing documents, if they fail to do so the proper recommendations are made by the Legislative Committee to the Senate and other SG branches in order to ensure the proper actions are made on the legislation.
Kayla Reiter – Outreach Chair
Outreach Committee: The main purpose of the Outreach Committee is to better connect Senate with the Student body through programming and marketing. By working with different media outlets and creating interactive opportunities between Senators and the student body this committee is constantly implementing new avenues of interaction and connectivity in order to create a more representational legislature. This committee is often utilized to gauge student opinion, organize straw polls, broadcast Senate meeting times, and to promote Senate sponsored events
.Hello everyone my name is Kayla Reiter. I am currently a sophomore at Florida Gulf Coast University, majoring in psychology. I am a sister of Kappa Delta sorority and the creator of a new registered student organization called “Breathe.” Breathe advocates for mental illnesses and promotes a healthy body for students on campus. On my free time you can catch me doing yoga, cycling, or simply being with my friends or family. I also speak at different middle schools and high schools about bullying, eating disorders, and other mental illnesses. I give younger kids a story of hope and a sign that they can get through anything. Wings up!
Ashley Simmons- Relations Chair
Relations Committee: The University Relations Committee’s purpose is to enhance the communication between Student Government Senate and the University Administration. To promote effective communication the University Relations Committee hosts an annual meet and greet every fall attended by all Student Government representatives and University Administration, schedules meetings with senators and their respective deans yearly, and provides a speaker series for senators to further educate and inform senate on important topics relative to their success as an effective Representatives of their constituents.
Ashley Simmons is a second-year student at Florida Gulf Coast University and is currently serving as the University Relations Chairman. Through her position, Ashley’s focal responsibility is to enhance the relationship between the Student GovernmentSenate and the University Administration. Ashley is studying Elementary Education and will be entering the College of Education in Fall 2017. She grew up in a small suburban town in Connecticut and relocated to Florida at the age of sixteen. After completing dual-enrollment coursework at Florida Southwestern State College, she began her experience as an undergraduate student at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2016.
FGCU has allowed Ashley to develop intellectual skills while gaining professional development. In her first year at FGCU Ashley was appointed into the Student Government Senate, initiated into her sorority Tri Delta where she was inducted as an officer, completed the Emerging Eagles program, served on the Area Council in her residence hall, and began working in the Office of Annual Giving on campus. As Ashley approaches her second year at this wonderful institution, she is thrilled to take on her role as the University Relations Chairman. Her future aspirations include continuing advocacy work with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and serving as a resource for minority groups in education.
As the University Relations Chairman, Ashley hopes to work alongside her committee members to encourage collaboration between University Administration and Student Government. She plans to implement events, initiatives, and programs this term that will ensure that allstudent‘s expectations are considered when action is taken by Student Government representatives and University Administration to enhance the university. Ashley is looking forward to commemorating those individuals that have worked tirelessly to ensure the success of Florida Gulf Coast University for the past 20 years and establishing traditions that will create an atmosphere that will transpire growth for future Eagles.
Ted Michel – Special Conference and Travel Chair
Hello Eagles! My name is Ted Michel and I am an International Student from Haiti “Sak Pase!! lol”. I am a Junior majoring in Civil Engineering. I have hopes to go on to Graduate School for a Transportation or Construction Engineering Masters Degree. Once I graduate, I would like to manage my own Engineering firm back home and make a difference. Aside from being the Special Conference and Travel Chairman, I am a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and the Treasurer of the National Society of Black Engineers.
When I am not too busy with my schoolwork or campus involvement, you can catch me working at the Cohen Center Information Booth or socializing at the Multicultural & Leadership Development Office. I like to go on random car rides/tripa, sleep, cook, hang out with friends, meet new people and play soccer/FIFA. Go Eagles!!!