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Student Government Constitution

Student Government serves as the official voice for UT Dallas students. When updates are made to the constitution to make the Student Government experience and expectations more relevant to the current campus culture, the student body has an opportunity to show support through voting to approve the updated document.

View the constitution here.

President and VP Candidates

President

JW Van Der Schans
Senior, School of Economic, Political & Policy Sciences

I've been part of Student Government for the past two years, serving as the former secretary and current treasurer. I will complete my undergraduate degree in fall 2017, and I then plan to be a fulltime graduate student at UT Dallas.

I believe it is vital that representatives of the student body confidently and consistently be a symbol of everything their fellow Comets love about the University. Whether that be a rigorous focus on academic success, growing school spirit, or appreciation of our school’s diverse population, any representative must embody these characteristics to the best of their ability. As a student involved in each of these aspects of campus life, I have the perspective about how campus leaders should carry themselves. Additionally, with my understanding of how SG operates, adapting these principles into action and ideas for SG promotion is much easier.

I have witnessed the growth of our campus. Now that we are formally recognized as a Tier One university, our popularity is increasing. With more attention comes new opportunity, new staff, new administrators and most importantly, new students. Each fresh viewpoint brings about ideas that should be acted on in the best way possible. I have the leadership, communication background and SG knowledge to take advantage of these opportunities. Your vote will make the possibility of better student representation on campus a reality.

Vice President

Alex Holcomb
Junior, School of Economic, Political & Policy Sciences

This will be my second year in Student Government. I am running for SG vice president because I love our school and want nothing more than to see it grow into the top university we all know it is. We are at a special point in our school’s history. When future students look back on the development of UT Dallas, I want them to see the 2017-18 SG administration as the catalyst to a culture of success, diversity and opportunity.

Senate Candidates

Click a name below to learn more about the candidate.

Sophomores

Ana Elena Ablanedo Morales

— Freshman, School of Behavioral & Brain Sciences

Areeb Siddiqui

— Sophomore, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Danni Yang

— Freshman, School of Behavioral & Brain Sciences

Derian Golden

— Sophomore, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Patrick Doyle

— Sophomore, School of Management

Rahul Prakash Sonwalkar

— Freshman, School of Engineering and Computer Science

 

Juniors

Anu Emmandi

— Junior, School of Engineering and Computer Science

Bassam Smadi

— Junior, School of Engineering and Computer Science

Ben Darling

— Junior, School of Management

Daanish Khazi-Syed

— Sophomore, School of Engineering and Computer Science

Dalton Owens

— Sophomore, School of Management

Dinneh Udeh

— Junior, School of Management

Eric Tin-Rui Chen

— Junior, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Farris Khammash

— Junior, School of Engineering and Computer Science

Jason Waye

— Junior, School of Engineering and Computer Science

Trey Smith

— Junior, School of Engineering and Computer Science

Logan Harless

— Sophomore, School of Engineering and Computer Science

Megan Chavez

— Junior, School of Engineering and Computer Science

Nikki Prattipati

— Junior, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Rubina Sarwal

— Junior, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Shayaan Khimani

— Junior, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Sam Britton

— Junior, School of Engineering and Computer Science

Will McKiernan

— Sophomore, School of Arts and Humanities

Zehra Rizvi

— Junior, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

 

Seniors

Anders Nelson

— Junior, School of Management

Ashley Levy

— Senior, School of Management

Christian De Lara

— Senior, School of Management

David Mendez-Geada

— Junior, School of Management

Dhiren Kisani

— Junior, School of Engineering and Computer Sciences

Jonathan Schueler

— Junior, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Julia Dural

— Junior, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Keishi Mii

— Senior, School of Engineering and Computer Science

Mariam Allahrakha

— Senior, School of Management

Melissa Osorio

— School of Management

Mimi A.F. Newman

— Senior, School of Arts and Humanities

Neha Singh

— Senior, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Nina Alton

— Junior, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Patrick Sarman

— Senior, School of Management

Ramah Jaradat

— Junior, School of Management

Samantha Halliburton

— Junior, School of Management

Sammy Lutes

— Senior, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Sh'muel Ben Avraham

— Senior, School of Management

Simy Sharma

— Senior, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Tanu Singh

— Junior, School of Engineering and Computer Science

Tiffany Chu

— Senior, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Vivianna (Vy) Nguyen

— Senior, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

 

Graduate Students

Adam Richards

— Senior, School of Engineering and Computer Sciences

Addison Larson

— Graduate, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Aditya Mutyala

— Graduate, School of Management

Brendan Caseria

— Senior, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Christian Filsouf

— Senior, School of Management

God'swill Osa

— Graduate, School of Economical, Political and Policy Sciences

Haris Pepermintwala

— Senior, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Harpreet Kaur

— Graduate, School of Management

Kensi Wang

— Graduate, School of Management

Kevin Shah

—Graduate, School of Management

Mike Watson

— Graduate, School of Management

Noor Pervez

— Senior, School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

Sarada Peruboina

— Graduate, School of Engineering and Computer Science

Sumalya Guha

—Graduate, School of Management

Teja Mukka

— Graduate, School of Engineering and Computer Science

William Sampson

— Graduate, School of Economical, Political and Policy Sciences

Ziaofeng Liang

— Graduate, School of Management

 

Candidates – For election information, forms and deadlines, visit utdallas.edu/vote/run.

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