A Bit About Us
Western Student Government is the official voice of Western students on campus and acts as the working liaison between students and Western's administration. We strive to stay connected to our peers to accurately represent their wishes to administration, faculty, and the community. Student Government consists of the Executive Team and the General Assembly body.
As a student, you can help make important decisions about campus life by participating in student government.
The Executive Team
Anne is currently a sophomore at Western and pursuing her associates in Nursing. Her goal is to transfer to Viterbo University to obtain her BSN as well as become a certified FNTP through the Nutritional Therapy Association. Anne has always had an interest in nutrition and a desire to help people. She hopes to work either in pediatrics or as a travel nurse after graduation. Anne has also held two officer positions in Western Student Government: Student Secretary spring of 2020 and was Vice President until she was appointed as the new Student Body President. She also holds a position on WSG executive board as the Parliamentarian. When Anne isn’t on campus or studying, you can find her doing photo shoots, hiking the Hixon Trails, and researching politics and nutrition. Anne’s favorite thing about Western is the great community it has of staff and the students. She hopes this school year can be the year everyone becomes a little more techy and closer in connections with people than ever before.
Office Hours: Thursday, February 18 (9:00 a.m.)
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Mikayla is the current student government Vice President. She is currently a sophomore at Western Technical College in the Respiratory Therapy program. She enjoys multiple activities such as hiking, knitting, drawing, crocheting, gardening, baking, origami, basket weaving, and painting. She also really enjoys theater art such as musicals and plays. She also enjoys giving her time back to the community through volunteer work. Additionally, she has gotten multiple achievements throughout her life, but the most significant would be the Legislative award given to her by Steve Doyle through her achievements in 4-H, and her Volunteer of the Year award given to her by the West Salem Post 51 Legion. She looks forward to being your Vice President at Western this year and she hopes to fulfill her duties to the best of her abilities.
Emma is currently the student government treasurer. She is beginning the occupational therapy assistant program this fall and afterwards, she would like to continue her education and become an occupational therapist. In her free time, she loves to read historical fiction, watch Friends, and paint flowers with oil paintings. An interesting fact about Emma is that throughout high school she played the bassoon, and she can also roll her tongue into a three leaf clover.
Office Hours: Tuesday, February 9 (2:30 p.m.)
Adrian is currently the student government parliamentarian. He is in the transfer program and he intends to go to UWL for their pre-law program. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, cooking and playing pool. You’ve probably seen him around if you’re involved in Western’s intramural basketball league. When he is not with friends you probably can find him coaching basketball, football, and track.
Office Hours: Tuesday, February 2 (1:00 p.m.)
Chelsea is the current student government secretary and in her final year at Western. She is finishing up an associate of science degree and hoping to move on to a biology program after. Eventually, Chelsea would also like to get degrees in museum curation and paleontology with the dream of someday being a museum curator. When not studying or working, Chelsea likes to snowboard, read, and travel. Her farthest travels, and biggest scholastic achievement, has been to the Cook Islands for an internship in 2019. What Chelsea likes the most about Western is the sense of community, the genuine interest of student success by faculty, and the beautiful campus. In addition to joining student government this year, Chelsea has worked on the Western campus for two years in the Union Market and the Grind. For the remainder of her time at Western, Chelsea very much looks forward to being more involved with campus, even through virtual meetings and online classes!
Office Hour: Friday, March 19 (12:00 p.m.)
Campus Events Coordinator
Carolyn is the current student government Campus Events Coordinator. She is in the transfer program and is still unsure of what she will be doing in the future but is working on figuring it out. She loves to craft, and she is always interested in learning more crafts. She also loves reading when she has time as well. Some of her favorite books are Scythe by Neal Shusterman and Renegades by Marissa Meyer. Carolyn played on the varsity golf team in high school and they ended up winning state in 2017. Her favorite thing about Western is that it is affordable and yet she still feels like she is getting the college experience.
Office Hours: Tuesday, January 26 (9:30 a.m.)
Student Press Secretary
Becky is the current student government Press Secretary. She is currently a sophomore at Western pursuing the Health Office Professional program as well as being on the wait list for the Physical Therapist Assistant program. In her free time, she enjoys various activities including hiking, watching baseball, writing stories and song lyrics, going to many concerts especially country concerts, reading, and spending time with her friends, family, and new puppy. Her favorite thing about Western is being able to meet so many new people and form so many new relationships with them. She is looking forward to serving the school on the student government team and is hoping to bring a difference.
Office Hours: Wednesday, February 24 (9:30 a.m.)
General Assembly is the sole legislative body within student government. Because of this, General Assembly is responsible for passing the annual student government budget, reserve fund requests, appropriate resolutions, and works on issues impacting students. General Assembly is comprised of a representative from every student organization/club and at-large representatives.
General Assembly meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month, 11:30am-12:30pm, through Microsoft Teams.
More information is available on the General Assembly Page.
Western Student Government and the college have several standing committees which students are welcome to be part of!
Please find current committee dates and times on the "Join a Committee" page.
What Student Government Does
One of the most important functions that Western Student Government provides is advocacy on behalf of students. Student government advocates on student issues within the college and with state legislators.
Student Government is also responsible for creating an annual budget and allocating student activity fees. These fees go to many different departments around campus that serve students such as the Student Health Center, the Wellness Center, intramural, athletics, clubs, the Cavalier Cupboard, sustainability, campus events and student government.
We also try to keep things fun on campus and allow students the opportunity to meet others and make memories. To do this, student government, through the campus events committee, plans, hosts, and funds many events throughout the school year.
Per Wisconsin state law, Western Student Government has the right to participate in discussions that affect students like policy and finances. To accomplish this, student government representatives sit on many administrative committees and represent students as a whole.
For all things Student Government Related
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