Student Government Senate | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


SG Senate

  • The Senate 

    The Senate is comprised of four standing committees and may include temporary committees as required and determined by the Cabinet and Executive Board. Senators serve for one year and are elected in the spring. Freshman senators are elected in the fall during a special election to fill vacant senate spots.  A senator is permitted to either represent their Academic Class or Departmental School.  

    Executive Board
    Jack Spiller - President
    Kane Murray - Executive Vice President
    Lindi Cisco - Vice President of Communications
    Jaden-Julian O’Neal - Vice President of Finance
    JJ Price - Speaker of the Senate
    Emily Dietz - Parliamentarian

    Senate Members
    Chance Conaway
    Austin Copley
    Elijah Danilets
    Grace Humprey
    Samantha Rogers
    Brent Fugate
    Samantha Montanez
    Sienna Hill
    Thomas Hamrick
    Aaron Sullivan
    Nia Martin
    Desiree Molina
    Eric Nangle
    Saeema Syed
    Taylor Iske
    Meghan Webster
    Elissa Crowder
    Abbi Baker
    Hunter Patterson
    Robert Blaney
    Jahlani Ben-Levi
    Blake Hamler
    Nick Weaver
    Nick Harp
    Lexi Armstrong
    Megan Maschari


    To actively seek out and represent the opinions of the student body to the University through consideration of recommendations and resolutions.

    To Allocate funds as requested and submitted by Approved Student Organizations and to regulate the operation of Student Government and its components by the consideration of legislation. 

    Academic Affairs Committee  

    Purpose:  To consider issues regarding the academic experience of students such as, but not limited to, majors/minors, General Education Requirements, academic advising and academic support services.  
    Committee Head: Saeema Syed, Email: 

    Governance Committee 

    Purpose: To consider issues such as, but not limited to, university planning; facilities, technology and infrastructure; admissions and financial aid; vendor relations; and university administrative support areas.  
    Committee Head: Sienna Hilll, Email:

    Student Life Committee

    Purpose: To review issues regarding the out-of-class experiences of students such as, but not limited to, residence life and commuter concerns, campus safety, dining, health and wellness, recreation, and athletics.
    Committee Head: Samantha Montanez, Email:


    Non-Standing Committees 

    Student Organization Allocation Committee 

    Purpose: To consider requests for funding from student organizations received by published deadlines and to determine funding allocations within the scope of the committee's authority and recommend allocations for consideration by the Senate.   

    Budget Committee 

    Purpose: To develop the annual budget for presentation to Senate and to serve as the review committee for student organization funding appeals. 

    Judicial Committee

    Purpose: To investigate reports of impropriety or official misconduct and bring impeachment charges to the Senate along with serving as the review committee for appeals resulting from sanctions assessed for Election Rule violations.