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Student Senate

The Student Senate is a diverse body of senators from each academic classification and school. With the exception of officers, each senator sits on a standing committee. Each senator is either elected or appointed to a one year term on the Student Senate. The President and Vice President are elected by the student body. The Secretary, Treasurer, and committee chairs are nominated and selected by the Student Senate.

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UT Dallas Student Government governing documents (pdf):

2016-2017 Officers

Akshitha Padigela, SG President

The president facilitates the senate and executive committee meetings, executes legislation passed by the senate and serves as a representative of the student body to the administration.

“Student Government was the first organization I joined on campus, and it has given me a platform to voice my opinion and stand as a representative for students. After serving as an executive committee member and serving three years as senator, I would like to act on issues I have seen through the years. I believe I have the passion to find solutions to the problems affecting our campus, as well as the experience to see plans through. My membership in a diverse set of organizations on campus allows me to bring a fresh perspective to the position. My goal is to have SG be more accessible and to create an environment that encourages students to be active and get the most out of their education.”

Joey Campain, SG Vice President

The vice president assists the president with their duties, serves as president in their absence and coordinates internal business of the student senate.

“At the beginning of this year, I was appointed to Student Government and have loved it from the very first minute. SG has allowed me to start new projects, including bringing a community supported agriculture program to campus, along with several other initiatives that centered on accessibility, sustainability and overall student welfare. I served as SG treasurer when a vacancy opened, and I am looking to expand my potential in SG to a more engaged position that will allow me to bring positive change to campus. I look forward to being able to work for my fellow students and help to unite UT Dallas.”

SG Secretary (coming soon)

The secretary keeps a record of all proceedings of the student senate and executive committee in conjunction with the SG advisor. Visit the Meetings page for agendas and meeting minutes.

SG Treasurer (coming soon)

The treasurer provides financial reports to the student senate and publishes a biannual report that describes previous allocations and budgetary status.

2016-2017 Senators


  • Alex Holcomb
  • Jason Waye
  • Anu Emmandi
  • Kay Hood


  • Grant Branam
  • David Mendez
  • Noah Mudd
  • Pooshan Shah
  • JW Van Der Schans
  • Christian Filsouf
  • Uttara Thiagarajan
  • Jonathan Schueler
  • Neel Reddy
  • Tiffany Chu
  • Dhiren Kisani


  • Hannah Hubbard
  • Jake Cruz
  • Yash Chevli
  • Nancy Fairbank
  • HJ Kim
  • Tyler Ortega
  • Andrei Rosu
  • Adam Richards
  • Nidish Lokesh
  • Ravi Lingineni

Graduate Students

  • Megha Bhatnagar
  • Brett Cease
  • Kelsey Savage
  • Chelsea Ellison
  • Badhrinath Santhanam

There are open seats on Senate at this time. Apply for SG Senate »