The Student Body President, Vice President, and Chief of Staff all work very hard on behalf of the student body each and every day along with the members of the Executive Cabinet.
Executive Cabinet Meets weekly to to coordinate projects, set goals, and disucss the needs of the student body.
Some of the initiatives the administration will be working with over the summer include:
- Distribution of 6,000 planners to students at the beginning of the fall semester
- Installation of Hydration Stations in all dorms and academic buildings
- Discussion about student efforts to increase inclusiveness of our campus family
- Installation of LED screens in all dorms to cut down on expenses for posters
- Discussion of ways to improve campus life for students such as more produce in the huddle
These are in addition to all the accomplishments of the individual departments that work with Student Senate each week. Listed below are the department directors with contact information if you have any ideas on projects you would like to see student government pursue!
Student Union Secretary- Alexandria Wellman
Alexandria Wellman is a Science Pre-Professional and Theology double major from Bloomington, Illinois (which, as it turns out, is not a suburb of Chicago) in the class of 2015. Her past experience in student government includes being a senator and member of University Affairs, Community Relations, and Co-Campus Council.
This year, she looks forward to improving the communication between student government and just about everyone else through her role as Student Union Secretary, as well as helping to make the University of Notre Dame a safe, inclusive, and healthy environment for all students.
Outside of student government, Alexandria is a proud Shamrock who serves as captain for the interhall tennis, racquetball, and cross country teams and sings in her dorm's mass choir. In her free time between studying for pre-med classes and going to meetings, she enjoys playing and watching sports, running, playing piano, drawing, watching Pixar movies, traveling, cooking, and studying for the MCAT
Director of Communications- Catherine Kromkowski
Catherine is a Junior, Mathematics major, with a Computer Science concentration and Italian minor. She is originally from Charlottesville, Virginia and recently returned from a life-changing semester abroad in Rome, Italy.
For her term, Catherine is excited to market what changes and improvements Student Government makes each year within the Notre Dame community. Her primary goal is to have every student finally be able to understand what Student Gov does and how their voice can always be heard. This year Catherine will focus on utilizing different technologies to improve communications between Student Gov and the student body.
Catherine is a nerd who loves to talk and learn about everything and anything, watches TEDx talks daily, and follows BigData on twitter. In addition, she misses having the freedom to travel every weekend and lives for the day when she can take her love for technology, communication and education abroad.
Student Union Controller- Jacob Armijo
I am always available to discuss any concerns about student government, financial or not. However... I am colorblind so all color-centric questions would best be directed to another member of student government!
Department of Academic Affairs- Max Brown
Max is a Chinese Language and Culture Major and PLS Major. He is a US Naval Midshipman and LREC Scholar. Max was the 2012-2013 Director of Department of Academic Affairs These efforts will institute more comprehensive student support systems through initiation of resolutions to improve effectiveness of information dissemination, programs, and academic events to promote exploration of academia and culture, especially outside the classroom.
This year, Max intends to pursue issues such as Study Space Maps, grade inflation, MOOCs, curriculum development, academic commissioner coherency, technology in the classroom and global academic forums to engage the world.
Outside of school, Max volunteers as a First Aid Service Team member, serves as Vice President of Finance for ND Eight, and directs efforts to advance the United Nations 8 Millennium Goals. He is a Starbucks Gold Card holder and looks forward to conversing and getting to know anyone with an interest in the Academics or sharing life experiences.
Department of Campus Technology Director- Chas Jhin
Max is a Computer Science major in the Class of 2014 originally from Houstan, TX. His primary goal for next year is to avoid burning down the Stud. Gov. office. Otherthan that, his goals for next year include helping address the "what does student government do anyways" question, furthering established initiatives such as the ND Mobile Summit and Tech Commissioners, and doing things with computers and stuff.
Department of Community Relations Director- Austin O'Brien
Austin is currently a freshman from Granger, IN. He is a proud member of the Angry Mob of O'Neill and is pursuing a major in Economics.
He has a great desire to foster a positive relationship between the University of Notre Dame and the City of South Bend. Austin has experience working with South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and looks forward to increasing collaboration between the Office of the Mayor and Student Government. He also looks forward to continuing partnerships with local universities to promote various projects, policies, and events. Austin wants South Bend to be a positive part of a student's educational experience while at Notre Dame.
In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, especially 90s alternative and grunge. Austin also loves reading books about politics, philosophy, economics, and history. He is an avid supporter of FC Barcelona and loves playing FIFA on PS3 with his friends. Austin is thankful for the opportunity to serve the student body of Notre Dame as director of community relations.
Department of Constituent Services Director- Sarah Senseman
Sarah is from Terre Haute, Indiana and is a freshman double majoring in Marketing and Political Science.
Sarah has big plans for the upcoming year in Student Government and Constituent Services. Her goals will mainly focus on expanding the department and reaching out to students at ND not directly involved in Student Government.
In her free time, Sarah keeps up with current events especially via the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. Feel free to stop by and chat about satirical news shows!
Department of Gender Issues Director- Monica Daegele
Department of Internal Affairs Director- Danny Colston
Biography coming soon.
Department of Residence Life Director- Stephanie Klotter
Stephanie Klotter is a Junior, Information Technologies Management major from Anchorage KY and Chicago IL.
This year she hopes to address issues with the meal plan, and try to make it more flexible for student schedules. Stephanie also wants to continue to improve the facilities on campus that students frequently use, and make the campus living environment more enjoyable for every student.
Prior to her position on Cabinet, she was president of Walsh Hall, and loves spending time with fellow WILD Women. Stephanie loves to cook and take pictures, and if it is a nice day you can usually find her playing football or frisbee on Bond Quad with her friends.
Department of Social Concerns Director- Matt Munhall
Matt hails from the scenic deserts of Phoenix, Arizona and now resides in Keenan Hall. He is a sophomore English major.
He was a member of FUEL last term, and hopes to engage the student body in service and advocacy both in the South Bend community and on an international level.
Matt is an avid reader of everything from Fitzgerald to the New York Times to Kanye's Twitter sprees. A music nerd and pop culture enthusiast, Matt hosts a weekly indie rock radio show on WVFI.
Department of University Affairs- Andrew Carmona
Andrew Carmona is a sophomore from Terrell, Texas, majoring in Management Entrepreneurship. Andrew joined Student Government his freshman year as a member of FUEL and University Affairs.
This year as director, Andrew looks forward to collaborating with his team in order to best serve the daily needs of Notre Dame's student body.
In addition, Andrew is the Treasurer of the Texas Club and resides in Keenan Hall where he plays inter-hall football for the Knights (Champions '12).
Campus Ministry Representative- Jennifer Sewell
Diversity Council Representative- Carolina Ramirez
Department of National Engagement and Outreach- Liana Cramer
Biography Coming soon.
First Undergraduate Experience in Leadership Director- Ricardo Suarez
Growing up in Monterrey, Mexico, freshman Ricardo Suarez is now studying Mechanical Engineering.
In his term, Ricardo wishes to introduce freshmen to Notre Dame's Student Government and inspire them to take control of their Notre Dame experience.
He also lived in Sao Paulo, Brazil for nine years, but is still Mexican at heart!
First Undergraduate Experience in Leadership Director- Diana Heflin
Diana Heflin is a rising sophomore from San Diego, CA majoring in Chemical Engineering. She was involved in FUEL this past year, and she will be serving as the FUEL Director for this coming year.
She is looking forward to working with the incoming freshmen and fostering their involvement in student government.
Her favorite place in the world (other than Notre Dame) is Disneyland. In her free time she enjoys watching Disney movies and singing along with musicals, and when she grows up she wants to be an Imagineer for Disney.
Department of Athletics- Conor Montijo
Conor is a Marketing major from from Tucson, Arizona (its a dry heat) in the Class of 2015.
As chair of the Department of Athletics, he hopes to improve communication between the Athletic Department and the Student Body and grow student body support for every Fighting Irish team.
Besides loving college basketball (March is the best month of the year), Conor enjoys Beef Fajita Salad from NDH, running, curling, and he is both an Irish and American citizen.
Parlimentarian- Mariana Stanson
Mariana is a Business major in the Class of 2016. She was born and raised on a former pine tree farm in Raleigh, North Carolina, and now resides in Pasquerilla West Hall.
Mariana is excited to immerse herself into Student Government and leave a legacy that promotes transparency, responsiveness, and respect for the Catholic traditions of Our Lady’s University.
Mariana is a member of the Department of Internal Affairs, Notre Dame Right to Life, and College Republicans. She enjoys scrapbooking, experimenting with new dessert recipes, playing with puppies, and praising Jesus.