Student Government Senate | Capital University


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.  

    Senate Members:  
    Matt StClair
    Mitch Mellott
    Rachel Wallace
    Maddie Wilson
    Bridget Buckley
    Aubrey Searcy
    Alexis Frantum
    Kayla Fairchild 
    Lu Lin
    Chelsea Kempton
    Emily Carlier
    Timothy Kehr
    Christina Tilton
    Noah Holzapfel
    Spencer Saylor
    Mike Wisniewski
    Mandy Klosterman
    Blake Hillard
    Neal Maxson
    Derrick Heard
    Haylee Skukan


    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: D.J. Heard, Email:   

    Governance and University Operations 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: Matt StClair, 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: Kayla Fairchild, Email: 

    Food Committee

    Purpose: To evaluate issues regarding Capital University dining
    Head: Alexis Frantum, 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.