The SGA Executive branch consists of the SGA Executive Cabinet, which is made up of the President, Executive Vice President (EVP), Academic Vice President (AVP), and the Services Vice President (SVP). Assisted by an executive staff, the top four officers are chiefly responsible for representing student interests to external government influences, administering the policies, procedures, and programs of the SGA, soliciting the opinions and concerns of the student body, and serving as liaisons to U of L administration.
Justin Brandt - President
Justin is a senior Political Science and Psychology major who also minors in Philosophy and History. Justin grew up in Fort Thomas, Kentucky and graduated from Highlands School. Upon receiving the McConnell Scholarship for Political Leadership he chose to attend the University of Louisville. During his Freshman year Justin became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and other leadership organizations on campus. His work earned him the Outstanding Freshman of the year. Since then he has continued his involvement in his fraternity, serving as the ritual chair and the pledge educator. He has also maintained high tier status in the McConnell Scholars Program. In SGA, Justin has worked as task force freshman, an assistant to the AVP, and served on multiple university-wide committees including the GED. Ed. Committee and the Library Undergraduate advisory board. His work outside UofL includes internships the Jefferson County Courthouse and the United States Senate. This summer, Justin traveled abroad in China for five weeks and began his term as Student Body President. Justin traveled to the Philippines over winter break with the UofL International Service Learning Program.
Austin Schwenker - Executive Vice President
My name is Austin Schwenker and I am currently serving as your Student body Executive Vice-President!
I am currently a student in the College of Business and am majoring in Marketing with minors in Entrepreneurship and Management.
Throughout my time at the University of Louisville I have been involved with SGA in many capacities including: Arts and Sciences council member, senator, and president. I have served on various committees in both the College of Arts and Sciences and across the University as a whole. A few notable committees include: Task Force on Tuition and Fees, Residency Review, and Admissions and Appeals.
Outside of Student Government, I have served as a Peer Advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences for two years and this summer I will be serving as a Student Orientation Leader. I am a proud member and president of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, a team leader for the University of Louisville Dance Marathon, and a CAPS leader.
I am looking forward to a great year and if you ever need anything, please feel free to reach out to me!
Carrie Mattingly - Academic Vice President
Carrie Mattingly, a Junior Political Science/Economics double major from Lexington, KY, serves as Academic Vice-President. Carrie has been involved with SGA since her freshman year, serving as president of the Freshmen A&S Student Council and a Task Force Freshman to former AVP Kurtis Frizzell. During the 2011-2012 academic year,Carrie served as a senator representing Arts & Sciences. After writing and sponsoring legislation supporting college affordability through the Rally for Higher Education and a financial literacy program, along with assisting the executive branch with a number of auxiliary initiatives, Carrie was named Senator of the Year.
The AVP's chief initiative for the 2012-2013 academic year is the A+ Initiative to allocate 4.3 quality points to grades of A+ given on student transcripts. This year, the AVP has also supported a one week extension of the current drop date and a one week extension of the current withdraw date to facilitate informed decision making by students finalizing their academic plans each semester.
Sirena Wurth - Services Vice President
I'm Sirena Wurth, a Senior Political Science major from Boaz, KY, serving as your Services Vice President for the coming year.
On campus, I'm involved not only in SGA, but also serve as the President for the University of Louisville Dance Marathon, UofL's largest philanthropy event! I also am very involved in greek life and mentoring programs, such as Student Orientation Staff, CAPS Leader, and mentor at Western Middle, and Shawnee High School.
I'm thrilled to be working with Services this year, and hope to work on using our meal plans off campus, improving parking and safety, and work towards more sustainable options in all of these fields. Feel free to stop by the office and tell me any and all of your ideas and concerns, my door is always open!