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Congress Chair

Kaylee Rains

Name: Kaylee Rains

Email: congress@ou.edu

Major: Political Science and Public Administration

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are SGA election reform, campus climate board of advisors, and It's On Us Committee. 

Congress Vice Chair

Austin Reid

Name: Austin Reid

Email: congressvc@ou.edu

Major: Drama-Acting Emphasis

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are election reform and to better define Vice Chairship.

Congress Secretary

Jake Mazeitis

Name: Jake Mazeitis

Email: congresssec@ou.edu

Major: International Studies/Letters

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are SGA election reform, to update the Code Annotated to reflect all changes in practice, and to further congress's Sexual Assualt Awareness campaign. 

Representatives by District

Austin Reid

Email: congressvc@ou.edu

Major: Drama-Acting Emphasis

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are election reform and to better define Vice Chairship.

Jonathan Yawn

Email: jonathan.m.yawn@ou.edu

Major: Drama

Policy Goals

    My policy goals include an expanse of interaction within the departments of the College of Fine Arts, a discussion on possible changes in parking  and parking tickets, inclusion surrounding the LGBTQA+ community (specifically the Greek system and general representation), more elective classes focusing on film within the School of Drama, and reform within Goddard (healthcare, therapy, appointments). 

Reece Cox

Email: reece.cox@ou.edu

Major: Environmental Sustainability

Policy Goals

    My three policy goals are to improve campus recycling, increase the number of SGA sponsored unity events, and to increase the number of constituent service opportunities. 

Alexander McClintic

Email: mcclintic@ou.edu

Major: Economics BBA, Accounting BBA

Policy Goals

    I would like to make a proposal addressing OU's shrinking budget. I want OU to distinguish between tuition and fees revenues on financial statements. The largest revenue stream currently intransigent. My third policy goal is to have OU students be represented at board of regents meetings by a popularly elected student body president, so OU students at least have at least a marginal sway in decisions that really matter. 

Jordan D'Silva

Email: jordan.dsilva-1@ou.edu

Major: Business/Journalism

Policy Goals

    I want to build a stronger relationship with the city of Norman in order to help the lives of students be better. I also want to start a movement in order to make the volunteer and service organizations have a larger voice on campus in order to help enable students to serve their community in a way they desire to. My third policy goal is to become heavily involved in parking to do whatever I can to make it a better experience for students. 

 

Nicholas Curley

Email: nicholas.curley@ou.edu

Major: Entepreneurship

Policy Goals

    My first policy goal is to promote Academic Integrity. My second policy goal is to promote academic awareness among freshman. My third policy goal is work on dead week reforms. 

Mason Warner

Email: mason.k.warner@ou.edu

Major: Marketing

Policy Goals

    My three policy goals involve OU's handling of recent Executive orders, OU's budget for this calendar year, and OU's stance on the line between free and hate speech on campus. 

Ashley Guidot

Email: ashleyguidot@ou.edu

Major: Supply Chain Management

Policy Goals

    All three policy points I hope to address fall under general travel policies and student traveling policies. More so, I'm wondering how many of the capstone students know the traveling policies as some of them travel for their projects. 

Haley Carson

Email: haleycarson@ou.edu

Major: Public Relations

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are to increase the number of recycling options on campus, dead week reform, and to increase the number of parking options for commuting students. 

Madeleine Hoefke

Email: mad.hoefke@ou.edu    

Major: Communication

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are to increase appreciation for the work and service of smaller organizations on campus, to create unique opportunities for students to improve academic performance, and to maintain high participation in campus service events/projects. 

Sanah Lalani

Email: sanahlalani@ou.edu

Major: Public Relations and Political Science

Policy Goals

    I'm excited to work towards academic policies for the betterment of our university and specifically address concerns about grading consistency within departments and classes, create more academic advising opportunities, and extend the word count for course descriptions.

Jillian Buxton

Email: jbuxton@ou.edu    

Major: World Languages Education - French

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are to implement mental health initiatives, academic advising improvements, and to promote participation and recognition of Higher Ed Day.     

Andrew Bormann

Email: apbormann@ou.edu

Major: Petroleum Engineering

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are to have a waitlist for each class and lab, to improve recycling and waste management during football games, and parking for CCEW studnets on the research campus.     

Timothy Kuketz

Email: timk@ou.edu

Major: Geology 

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are to promote the SGA to increase awareness of its existence on campus, enhanced communication between the GSS and undergraduate Congress, and areas where the university could conserve more water and energy. 

Kandro Brown

Email: kandrobrown@ou.edu

Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are OU election reform, student voting rights, and faculty diversity. 

Colin Baker

Email: colin.m.baker@ou.edu

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Policy Goals

    One of my policy goals is to have critical classes within the curriculum be offered more than once a year focusing on classes that are prerequisites for future courses. My second policy goal is to make projects and assignments during the semester be due before dead week. My third policy goal is to provide student organizations iwth the necessary support and resources to thrive. 

Madison James

Email: mj@ou.edu

Major: Chemical Engineering with a Biomedical Emphasis

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are to have efficient sprinklers on campus, splitting outdoor trashcans to half recycling half trashcan, and paper shredding on campus.     

Chase Kovach

Email: chase@ou.edu

Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are to have board of regents representation for students, increased student fee transparency, and SGA election reform. 

Victoria Bergman

Email: victoria.bergman@ou.edu

Major: English Literature, minors in Constitutional Studies and Spanish

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are to implement more spaces like the LGBTQ lounge, to increase the number of recycling bins on campus, and more enforcement of dead week assignment rules. 

Anna Buckley

Email: anna.g.buckley-1@ou.edu

Major: English/History

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are to reduce the difficulty with absences and consistency, to reduce the difficulty with knowing your GPA, and to reduce the confusion involved with withdrawing from a class. 

Brian Owings

Email: brian.owings@ou.edu

Major: History/Russian

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are to improve CART, address student safety concerns, and to address academic concerns. 

Alexander Layne

Email: alexander.r.layne-1@ou.edu

Major: International Security Studies

Policy Goals

       I want to implement a student health initiative so that our students have a great environment to look good and feel good. I want to make and emphasize career development services to students so that they are prepared to work in the adult world. I want to give students the chance to become adults ready for the working world and able to make adult decisions. 

Khanh Do

Email: khanhdo0311@ou.edu

Major: BIology/Pre-Medicine

Policy Goals

   My policy goals are to provide protection and safe space for marginalized groups on campus, provide accessible resources and mentorship for different majors and minors, and to create a way for students who aren't a part of SGA to be heard.

Danielle Lewis

Email: danielle.e.lewis-1@ou.edu

Major: Microbiology and German

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are to make necessary changes to the code annotated, to work on redistricting Representative seats, and to implement diversity training into the entire Undergraduate Student Congress. 

Ryan Nigh

Email: ryan.r.nigh-1@ou.edu    

Major: Biology/PreMed

Policy Goals

    I want to continue my work in helping to update our code annotated and guiding documents. In addition, I believe that maintaining a reliable avenue of communication between the body and students is essential, so I will be seeking a liaison appointment. Finally, I believe that any great session begins with objective and selective appointments, and I would like to continue to help Con Ad any way that I can to ensure that we take in truly dedicated and representative new members into our illustrious body.    

Joseph Hedgcorth

Email: jhedgcorth@ou.edu

Major: Mathematics (Professional), Computer Science

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are to address the current state of e-mail, which is being treated as more secure and important than it really is and so requiring special privileges just to have it as a phone app, to ensure that legislation that passes Congress exists to benifit OU and not just Congress, and to grow the prestige of Congress as an instituition, undertaking projects to get awareness of of not only our existence and role but also avenues to submit concerns.     

Daniel Pham

Email: daniel.x.pham@ou.edu

Major: Chemical Biosciences & Psychhology

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are to implement an instant runoff system to replace our First Past the Post system, to support diversity efforts in the wake of recent post-election uncertainty, and to increase budget presentations and publicity regarding the new allocation process. 

Alexandra Klima

Email: ali.klima@ou.edu

Major: Political Science and Constitutional Studies

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are transgender bathrooms, improved mental health resources, and to open a forum for campus hate crimes.     

Madeline Thompson

Email: maddy.thompson@ou.edu

Major: Political Science

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are to get my gameday initiative pushed through, to possibly propose legislation on some form of recycling effort, and to help th epolitical science department with whatever they need to help expand knowledge about the major. 

Daniel Williams

Email: daniel.c.williams-1@ou.edu

Major: Political Science

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are parking, the extent of congressional authority, and interaction with other bodies.     

Daniel Carpenter

Email: danielcarpetner@ou.edu

Major: Economics

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are Dinner Table at OU, Freshman and "Bridging the Gap", diversity, and inclusion. 

Vinay Kalvacheria

Email: kalvin1@ou.edu

Major: Religious Studies

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are diversity, mental health, and campus environmental sustainability.     

Kimberley Bishop

Email: kbish77@ou.edu    

Major: Political Science & Letters: Constitutional Studies

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are looking into expanding language programs on campus to better fit student needs, to establish excused absences for graduate school visits, and to research different ways to ease the financial burden of textbooks on students.     

Hennessey Chism

Email: hennessey@ou.edu

Major: International Security Studies

Policy Goals

    Adjusting the process for applying for RSO funding to make it as easy for RSO's as possible. I had to fill out the forms for my own RSO and it was not an easy task, I would like to make it just a little bit easier so that people without inside knowledge can apply for funding. See what we can do about meal plans for Headington Hall residents. All HH residents are UCOL students and therefor, my constituents. Residents at HH can not use their exchanges anywhere but the HH cafeteria, even on weekends when that cafeteria is closed. I'd like to look into this issue and see if there is anything we can do. I'd like to address the growing concern that "congress doesn't do anything/what we need them to do" by holding as many open forums with all constituents as possible, and then implement the changes that they ask of us.

Mackenzie Cordova

Email: mmcordova1021@ou.edu

Major: Psychology, Pre-Med

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are to improve bike lane/pedestrian issues, expansion of financial aid for the average student, and making an option to minor in some of the school's larger majors.     

Jake Mazeitis

Email: congresssec@ou.edu

Major: International Studies/Letters

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are SGA election reform, to update the Code Annotated to reflect all changes in practice, and to further congress's Sexual Assualt Awareness campaign. 

Carlos Rubio Regalado

Email: crubio151@ou.edu

Major: Aerospace Engineering

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are addressing the Dakota Access Pipeline, following through with a Mental Health Campaign, and dealing with post presidential election stresses on campus. 

Naomee Ryana

Email: naomee.ryana@ou.edu

Major: Psychology/Pre-Medicine

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are the funding allocations to RSOs that are as fair and reasonable as the amount they requested as possible, to address the concerns of constituents who say their RSO is not receiving adequate funding, to promote, increase, and encourage diversity on and beyond campus. 

Jonathan Simmons

Email: jonathan.p.simmons-1@ou.edu

Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering and Business

Policy Goals

    In Session 97 I want to work towards continued improvement of diversity on our campus, I hope to get involved on improving our community outreach, and I want to focus on ways we can improve education for the generations coming behind us.

Thomas Cassidy

Email: tecassidy@ou.edu

Major: International Development and Political Science

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are to increase the ease and accessibility of recycling on campus, study concrete ways to improve our campus's environmental footprint, and to reduce any costs in order to make an OU education more affordable.     

Blake Conway

Email: blake.m.conway-1@ou.edu

Major: Economics

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are to investigate the effectivness of diversity training, looking at the travel ban to see what SGA can do in response, and look at increasing workplace preparation, especially in terms of tech development. 

Elizabeth Ennis

Email: elizabeth.grace.ennis@ou.edu

Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Policy Goals

    My policy goals involve diversity on campus, equal opportunities for all on campus, and to create a safer environment for women on campus.     

Taylor Finley

Email: taylorfinley@ou.edu

Major: Entrepreneurship (Management and Pre-Law Minors)

Policy Goals

    I want to address a point about textbooks. I want to help implement a program that allows students within their college to buy/sell/trade old textbooks. I want to address a point about reserving classrooms. I want to help make it easier for students to reserve big classrooms for presentation practices. I want to learn more about the Innovation Hub, regarding what students can and cannot do. I think informing the campus about everything going on in the "hub" will help students to be more innovative.

Dustin Gier

Email: dustin.r.gier-1@ou.edu

Major: Physics

Policy Goals

    My policy goals are to improve diversity and inclusitivity on campus, to work on lowering OU's carbon footpring and encouraging actions that do the same, and work to destigmatize mental illness on campus and increasing access to resources for those suffering from mental illness.      

Julia Hillis

Email: juliatevishillis@ou.eud

Major: Broadcast Journalism

Policy Goals

    I think it is important that we get the Congress name out to our constituents and let them know what we are doing in this organization. I also want to make parts of campus safer while out at night. But my primary goal in Congress is to get students from all backgrounds involved and excited about OU.

Arden Nerius

Email: arden.b.nerius-1@ou.edu

Major: Undecided, Pre-Law

Policy Goals

    My policy concerns are student life outside of greek life, parking on campus, and opportunities for students to create study groups with each other.     

Katelyn Niles

Email: katelyn.m.niles-1@ou.edu

Major: Public Relations

Policy Goals

    My policy concerns are having a balanced budget, sexual misconduct policies, and diversity on campus.     

Daniel Pae

Email: danielpae@ou.edu

Major: Economics, Political Science

Policy Goals

    As an associate I want to work with the Faculty Senate to ensure smooth implementation fo Pre-Finals Week reform policies. I want to coordinate with the Graduate Student Senate and Executive Branch's Academic Affairs members on their objectives. I also wan to help improve transfer student experience. 

Megan Price

Email: megan.a.price-1@ou.edu

Major: Environmental Sustainability

Policy Goals

    My policy concerns are Greek organizations affiliation with philanthropy, environmental awareness/interest on campus, and gameday recycling project. 

Tyler Rivera

Email: tylerarivera@ou.edu

Major: Political Science/Spanish/African-American Studies

Policy Goals

    I'd hope to look into diversity issues, environmental problems, and constituent concerns.     

Brandon

Email: brandon.s.swearengin-1@ou.edu

Major: Accounting, Pre-Law

Policy Goals

    I first hope to address concerns regarding poor golf cart/ATV driving tendencies on campus sidewalks. Some drivers operate their vehicles at excessive speed and in grassy areas; these actions are hazardous to both pedestrians and the campus greenery. I also intend to address concerns regarding outdated campus refuse receptacles that do not aesthetically "keep OU beautiful". These outdoor waste containers are not visually pleasing and should be replaced with modern, metal receptacles that are often found in public parks. Furthermore, I hope to address spending concerns that some students have expressed regarding the usage of their activity dollars. It is my full intention to take a financially conservative and responsible approach to the spending habits of this university.    

Hailey Thomas

Email: hailey.b.thomas-1@ou.edu

Major: Undecided(pre-law) Spanish Miinor

Policy Goals

    My policy concerns are diversifying the campus, women empowerment on campus, and really making inclusivity for all faculty, students, and staff. 

Magdalena Rucka

Email: magda.rucka@ou.edu

Major: International Business and Marketing

Policy Goals

    I hope that we can successfully address mental health awareness on campus, continue to advocate for equality through resolutions and programs, and grow the presence we have on campus so that more students are aware of what we do and how we can help them.    

Julie Chen

Email: jzchen@ou.edu

Major: Electrical Engineering

Policy Goals

    As an associate I hope to address mental health on campus, diversity and inclusion, and public safety.