Members-Student Government - Carnegie Mellon University

Executive Branch Members

The Executive Branch of the Student Government is composed of the Student Body President, Student Body Vice President, Student Body Vice President for Finance, Student Body Vice President for Organizations, the Undergraduate Student Senate Chair, and the Graduate Student Assembly President.

As elected representatives of both the undergraduate and graduate student populations on campus, the Executives work to improve the overall student experience. While each year the Executives make their own agenda regarding the projects and initiatives that they want to work on, their main jurisdiction always involves the support of student organizations.

Student Body President


Ian Glasner

Ian is a senior from Los Altos, California majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Business Administration. Last year he was Student Body Vice President. Ian is the Community Advisor for Resnik and West Wing House, a founder of CMU in Haiti, and a brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. In his free time, Ian enjoys intramural sports, political debate and sushi.



Student Body Vice President


Shalini Ray

Shalini is a senior majoring in Biological Sciences. She works as a Group X Fitness Instructor for CMU, on top of being involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities on campus, including Kappa Alpha Theta, CMU Competitive Bhangra Dance Team, Lunar Gala Fashion Show, and Mayur-SASA. Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, Shalini enjoys dancing, playing sports, traveling, trying new foods, and meeting new people. She looks forward to serving as CMU’s Student Body Vice President! 




Student Body Vice President for Finance


Divya Kothandapani

Divya is a junior majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is from the glorious San Diego, California and is often homesick for the great SoCal food and warm weather. She enjoys her time on campus as a freshmen mentor for Mudge as well as captain of the classical Indian dance team, Payal. Her passion for CMU's student government stemmed from her work with the Undergraduate Student Senate these past two years and she is beyond excited to be on this year's executive board as VPF. 


Student Body Vice President for Organizations


Jack Michalak

Jack is a Computer Science Major doubling in Math. The past year he has served as the Director of New Recognition on CoSO and as the CoSO representative for the UCAB committee. He loves the outdoors, and is the Hiking Chair for the Explorer's Club. Beyond this, he also is a TA on campus and spends much of his free time reading


Graduate Student Assembly President


Carolyn Commer

Carolyn Commer is a Ph.D. candidate in Rhetoric in the English Department, where she studies the rhetoric of education policy. Born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Carolyn left the Midwest for the Pacific Northwest to pursue her B.A. in Liberal Arts at The Evergreen State College. She also has a Master's degree in Liberal Arts from St. John's College, Annapolis. She enjoys kickboxing, calligraphy, and Top Chef marathons.


Undergraduate Student Senate


Evan Wineland

Evan is a junior from Austin, TX (the best hometown) majoring in Information Systems. He's been a Senator and Communications Chair in Senate as a freshman and sophomore, respectively, and is also a Resident Assistant , a Highland Ambassador working in Alumni Relations, and member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. In his free time, Evan enjoys running, playing soccer, reading (books, but also The Tartan, WSJ, NY Times, and El País), playing pool, and having Level 2+ conversations. He watches House of Cards and (reads) Game of Thrones religiously.