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Top Four

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.

Aaron Vance

SGA President

Aaron Vance HeadShotAaron is a senior Political Science major with minors in Economics and Anthropology from Vine Grove, KY. He has been involved in SGA since his freshman year of college, when he was a Task Force Freshman to the Political Coordinator. Since then, he has served as Political Coordinator and Chief of Staff to SGA President Victoria Allen. He looks forward to using his wide range of experience with SGA and UofL to tackle the many issues facing the student body.

In his capacity as SGA President, Aaron serves as the student representative on the University Board of Trustees and on numerous university-wide committees to represent his fellow students. He is also involved in the McConnell Scholars Program, the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, the College Democrats, and as an A&S Peer Advisor.

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Amanda Nitzken

Executive Vice President

Amanda Nitzken HeadShotAmanda is a senior Political Science major with a minor in Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies from Louisville, KY. She was previously the Assistant to the Service Vice President in the 2014-2015 school year. In addition to her SGA experience, she is the President of the Sigma Kappa Sorority and a member of the Order of Omega. She looks forward to presiding over a productive student Senate and increasing SGA’s efforts toward campus diversity.

She is also involved in the Rho Lambda Honor Scoiety, raiseRed, Honors Shadow Host program, Habitat for Humanity, and as a REACH Ambassador and Cochran Elementary Tutor

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Meredith Cooksey

Academic Vice President

Meredith Cooksey HeadShotMeredith is a senior Chemical Engineering major from Louisville, KY. She previously served as Vice President of the Speed School of Engineering Student Council and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Meredith is excited to work for expanded library services, academic resources, and to continue the Student of the Month program.

She is also involved on campus as a Cardinal Ambassador, University Shadow Host, REACH Ambassador, and a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority.

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Lauren Greenwell

Services Vice President

Lauren is a senior English major and Political Science minor from Bagdad, KY. She proudly represented the College of Arts & Sciences in the Student Senate for two years before being elected to her current role. She is working to ensure that parking, food services, and safety are a high priority in the upcoming year.

She is also involved in The Odyssey, as a Cardinal Ambassador, in Order of Omega, Rho Lambda Honor Society, GAMMA, the Legal Aid Society, and in the Chi Omega Sorority.

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