The Student Senate represents YOU on campus. The Senate advocates for policies that benefit every student and supports more than 70 clubs and organizations that can play a big role in your college experience. Members are active on standing Governors State University committees, offering their voice on students’ behalf to the administration and the board of trustees.

 The Jaguar Connection link 

Student Senate at Governors State University

 The mission of the Student Senate is to promote the general welfare of GSU students. This is accomplished through the representation of student concerns, viewpoints and interests regarding governance issues to the administration, staff and faculty.

 Through this work, the Student Senate will strive to improve the quality of the academic and co-curricular experience at GSU and provide developmental opportunities for its members.


Student Senate

2019-2020 Leadership Team

Kristiana Russell – President
Mark Tyler – Vice President
Emilio Castaneda – Treasurer
Rebecca Doherty – Secretary
Kevelin Muhammad-Conner – CAS Senator
Kayla Battle – First Year Senator
Christopher Mallard – Junior Student Senator
Jeanine Latrice Koger – Diversity Student Senator
Cynthia Beekman – Transfer Student Senator
Justin Jackson – Veteran Student Senator

Desiree Campbell – Student Activities Council Senator

Lardell Clark - Residential Senator

Darrian Mowery - Athletic Senator


Board of Trustee Student Representative 

Lester Van Moody

Illinois Board of Higher Education Student Representative

 Nia Douglas


  • 2020-2021 Student Senate Election


    We are excited to announce that we will be moving forward with Student Senate Elections for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Elections will take place ONLINE through Jaguar Connection.  We strongly urge students to run for one of the many positions available. 

    Student Senate is the premiere campus organization that represents the student body as whole.  Becoming a member of the Student Senate allows you to help GSU reach higher heights and deeper depths in providing the collegiate experience every student deserves through your efforts.

    The week of April 13th - 17th, students will petitioning for your electronic signatures to run for office.  Please show your support of these candidates by petitioning for them on Jaguar Connection.  The deadline is Friday, April 17th.  

     Feel free to contact us at with questions

      Please click here to access the 2020-2021 STUDENT SENATE ELECTION PACKET