OU-Tulsa Student Government Association
April 22nd General Meeting & Officer Elections
This mission of OUTSGA is to enhance students' experiences and enable them to gain the most they can from their university education by providing opportunities for each student wishing to participate in activities and programs that contribute to the development of the OU-Tulsa community.
The OU-Tulsa Student Government Association (OUTSGA) meeting dates for the 2020-2021 school are year are as follows at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom on : September 23, November 18 meeting was canceled. Spring meetings will be held in Perkins Auditorium on February 1, March 22, and April 26 at 5:30 p.m.
2019-2020 OUTSGA Executive Officers
From left to right: Saralyn O'Donnell (President), Jace Scott (Vice President), Jarren Thomas (Secretary), Erika Stone-Burnett (Treasurer)
Saralyn O’Donnell is a second-year Master of Social Work student. She was born in Houston, Texas and received her B.S. in Human Development and Family Science at Oklahoma State in May of 2019. She previously served in many leadership roles during her time at OSU. She is currently a Graduate Research Assistant for the Center for Tribal Social Work under the direction of Dallas Pettigrew. Last year, she served as a Voting Representative for the School of Social Work. Saralyn believes in collaborative leadership and wants every student on campus to be engaged and have all the tools they need to be successful. Her goal is to continue to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment by partnering with the entire student body.
Jace Scott is a second-year Master of Social Work student at the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social work at OU-Tulsa. Jace is a Tulsa native and received his BS in Psychology from Oral Roberts University in 2018. He previously served as a voting representative for OU-Tulsa SGA last year. Jace is also a volunteer at the Bedlam Evening Clinic, Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless, and works as a medical scribe. While completing his masters he is also finishing medical school prerequisites. He plans to apply to medical school in May of 2021 and begin fall of 2022. Jace is passionate about implementing additional methods to make the campus of OU-Tulsa more diverse and inclusive. As Vice-President of OUTSGA, he would like to be an advocate for LGBTQIA+ students and other students that identify as an underrepresented population.
Jarren Thomas is a third-year student of Physical Therapy in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences from Circleville, OH. Prior to moving to Broken Arrow, he served for six years in the United States Army. He is an active member of the OU-Tulsa Cousins program, served as an OUTSGA voting representative, served as the CAHSA social chair for the Tulsa campus, and volunteers with Tulsa Reading Partners. In addition to completing his clinical rotations, Jarren enjoys spending time with his wife and baby boy, going for walks with their yellow lab, gardening, and improving his manual therapy skills. He is excited to serve the students of OUHSC-Tulsa and seeks to enhance student engagement and support interprofessional relationships between over 30 degree programs represented on campus.
Erika Stone-Burnett is originally from Michigan and has lived all over the country before arriving in Tulsa. A University of Oklahoma Foundation scholar, she is a GRA in the School of Social Work and is pursuing a certificate in Population Health along with a Master’s in Social Work. Erika is a writer for the Black Wall St. Times, and a regular contributor to the Tulsa World. She is the organizer behind AT HOME (Addressing Trauma, Honoring Our Many Experiences), a monthly online learning experience centered around social justice issues and mental health care. When she is not sheltering-in-place, you can find Erika out in the community, learning about issues facing Tulsans in order to advocate for citizens. She lives with her family and three-legged dog in Tulsa.