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
Hi Everyone, I’m Will Weiner a senior double majoring in Economics/Statistics and Decision Science. I’ve been a part of student government since day one at CMU, starting as a Member at Large in Student Senate and then holding the post of Internal Development Chair and Chair of Senate. I’ve worked hard to try and build the internal culture of Student Government and make representatives more engaged and accountable. I’m very excited to finish my career at CMU with a bang and bring some really positive changes to campus. I really want to hear what you want; how you think I can improve and what issues matter to you. Meela, Jon, Alyssa and I are going to be working hard this year, but what matters most is that we reflect what you want, so don’t hesitate to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Body Vice President
My name is Meela Dudley and I am currently a senior at Carnegie Mellon University double majoring in Professional Writing and Creative Writing with a minor in Global Systems and Management. I come from the Connecticut/New York City area and after college I aspire to attend graduate school for a master's degree in Digital Publishing and return to New York City to work in the industry. On campus, I hold or have held leadership positions within greek life, student publications, student organizations, and various honors societies. I love the Boston Red Sox, Chipotle, Snow Sports, and Singing.
During my sophomore year I decided that I wanted to get involved with Student Government. Through my involvement and leadership within student activities and by representing my various organizations while interacting with members of Senate and the executive office, I became more and more aware of the issues that I believe exist in Carnegie Mellon's Student Government structure and operational practices. As someone who studies and has a particular interest in social media and digital communication, I was excited by the opportunity to help improve the many public relations and transparency issues within Student Government.
I feel honored to and be serving alongside Will Weiner, Jon Mark, and Alyssa Danesh and I have the utmost confidence in our cohesive ability to serve our university in the 2012-2013 school year. I look forward to seeing our shared vision of the future come to life.
Student Body Vice President for Finance
Jon has been involved in Student Senate since fall of his freshman year, joining the first day and sticking with it ever since. At the time, Senate was thrilled to have a CFA person joining, as there were so few (well, none) that were currently serving. They welcomed Jon with open arms and a big heart, and he immediately felt like part of the family.
Jon started his Senate Career as a member of Finance Committee, where he began learning about the magic of Student Government's Fiscal Policy. In his sophomore year, Jon took a break from Finance Committee to serve on the Business Affairs Committee in the fall, and managed to get elected chair for the spring semester in a landslide victory in an uncontested election (pattern?). During this semester, Jon took charge of the Collegiate Readership Program, paved the road for many Campus Initiatives, and enacted a Campus Service Liaison Program to ensure Ongoing Student Auditing into CMU services (like FMS, parking, HDS, etc).
In his Junior year, Jon was Finance Committee Chairman, and led a large financial reform which included Greater Financial Accountability and transparency with senate's budget and spending, a new Expedited Allocations Process to decrease time spent in general body meetings on funding motions, New Allocation Information Forms (AIFs) that provide a richer documented picture of what senate's money is being spent on, & Improved Communication between senate and the campus service providers most often funded by special allocations. All of this work on Finance Committee and as a 2011-2012 JFC Rep grew his depth of knowledge about Stugov finances, and led to his decision to run for the SBVPF role.
Jon is currently a senior lighting design major in the school of drama, with a minor in Business Administration. When he isn't creating the magic of theatre, or battling with Excel to fulfill his SBVPF responsibilities, chances are you'll find him with one of the other student activities he is involved with (AB Tech & SCC), playing trivia or world domination based board games, taking on projects to improve his awesome basement, exploring abandoned buildings, or really anything that leads to a ridiculous story (which he has a lot of).
Jon likes to think of himself as pretty approachable, so flag him down if you have a question or e-mail him at email@example.com if he can help you in any way!
Student Body Vice President for Organizations
Bio coming soon!