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The Student Government Association (SGA) is the representative governing body of the students at Western University of Health Sciences, and consists of representatives from each class. The SGA works with the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty and staff, and other student organizations to bring about changes that will benefit the student body.


Executive Officers | Term of Office April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021

Class and club officers are overseen by the Executive Board pictured below. The primary function of the SGA Executive Team is to serve as a liaison between the students, faculty and administration. To get an idea of the role of each executive officer, we have listed some of their responsibilities.

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President
Aaron Bacha
DMD 2023

Chair:
By-laws committee
Attends Meetings: 
Board of Trustee 
Administrative Student Affairs Council

 

 

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Vice President
Michelle Dinh
DMD 2023

Co-Chair:
Senate
Outreach Committee
Coordinates:
Class elections

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VP WesternU-Oregon
Ashley Levanduski
DO 2023

Co-Chair:
Senate
Outreach Committee
Coordinates:
Class elections

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Secretary
Adriana Casas
DPM 2023

Chair:
Newsletter Committee
Outreach Committee
Records:
Senate meeting votes and minutes

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Treasurer
Brandon Nguyen
DPM 2023

Chair:
Finance Committee
Manages:
SGA budget 

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Club Coordinator
Derek Jackson
DPM 2023

Chair:
Student Organization Committee
Coordinates:
Campus-wide club events
Manages:
Club relations

 


Interested in becoming an Executive or Class officer? See below for the application processes!

How to become an EXECUTIVE officer:

Per the Student Body Bylaws, elections are held no later than the last week of February. The officers of President-elect and Vice-President-elect (Pomona and Lebanon) are to be someone who has been a member of the Student Senate.

If you are interested in becoming an executive officer, complete the Executive Officer application and be sure to watch for e-mails about the election process.

Available positions

On-campus executive officer positions are President*,  Vice President (Pomona)*,  Vice President (Lebanon)*,  Secretary,  Treasurer and Club Coordinator.

*Only current senators may apply to the President and Vice President positions.

Application Process

All candidates must apply by the announced deadline, be in good academic standing and adhere to the election process outlined in the Student Body Bylaws. 

      1. Complete an EXECUTIVE officer application.
      2. Meet with the Student Affairs Professional for you college (they must sign your application) and University Student Affairs.
      3. Attend the mandatory candidate meeting (watch for an e-mail) and bring your signed application.
      4. Present at open forum. 

Executive OFFICER APPLICATION


How to become a CLASS officer:

Term of office varies by program.

Available positions

The Senate consists of class officers from all of the programs/colleges. Each class consists of the following positions. Refer to the Class Officer Application for a description of responsibilities by position.

On-campus class officer positions are President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Recreation Leader, Curriculum Representative, Alumni Representative and Library/Technology Representative

Off-campus class officer positions are Class Representatives.

Application Process

All candidates must apply by the announced deadline, be in good academic standing and adhere to the election process outlined in the Student Body Bylaws. Be sure to watch for e-mails about the election process.

If you are interested in running for a position:

      1. Complete a CLASS officer application.
      2. Meet with the Student Affairs Professional for your college (they must sign your application)
      3. Attend the mandatory candidate meeting (watch for an e-mail) and bring your signed application.
      4. Present at open forum for your class (watch for an e-mail)

Class officer Application 

Elections Schedule

Fall Elections

Elections will occur for the following classes in September:

First Year classes for DMD, DO, DO-NW, DPM, DPT, DVM, OD, PharmD, MSNE and MSMS.

Second Year class for MSNE.

Third Year class for PharmD.

Spring Elections

Elections will occur for the following classes in March:

All classes for MSHS, MSMS and MSBS.

Second Year classes for MSPA and PharmD.

Second & Third Year classes for DMD, DO, DO-NW, DPM, DPT, DVM and OD.

Fourth Year class for DMD.