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Student Body President

Tiara [ tee-air-uh ] Floyd (she/her/hers) is a senior from Junction City, Kansas studying African & African-American Studies with minors in Political Science and German. Tiara served as an on-campus senator, Chair of the DEI Committee, and Policy & Development before being elected as Student Body President. Tiara is also involved in Black Student Union and is an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. One of her biggest priorities for the year is that she can help make every student’s experience at KU meaningful while emphasizing the importance of inclusivity and affordability. ​

Student Body Vice President

Seth Wingerter (he/him/his) is a senior from Olathe, KS majoring in Finance. Before serving as Student Body Vice President, some of Seth's roles in student governance included serving as a Holdover Senator and the Finance Committee Chair. Though his involvement with Finance Committee, he also served as Chair for the Campus Fee Review Subcommittee. During his time at KU, he has served in various leadership roles in Delta Sigma Pi Business fraternity and as president of Phi Gamma Delta. Seth is excited to help be the voice for all on campus and wants to make the expansion of mental health services offered to students a priority during his term

Zach Thomason (he/him/his) is a junior from Leawood, Kansas majoring in Business Analytics and Accounting with a minor in Spanish and a concentration in International Business. During his time in Senate, Zach has served as both a freshman and Business Senator, University Senate Executive Committee as well as the former Chair of both University Affairs and Student Senate Outreach. Zach is currently serving his second term as Chief of Staff and serves on Legal Services for Students Advisory Board, Memorial Corporation Board, and Transit Advisory Board and is chair of Senate Alumni Relations Board.

Furqan [ fur-con ] Mohammed (he/him/his) is a junior from Overland Park, Kansas. He is on the pre-med track majoring in Business Administration and Analytics. Before serving on Executive Staff, Furqan was the Assistant Treasurer, freshman/sophomore College of Liberal Arts and Sciences senator and Freshmen Intern. He has also served on the Transit Committee, Student Safety Board, Student Health Advisory Board, and Elections Code Subcommittee.

Communications Director

Liza [ lye-zuh ] Overton (she/her/hers) is a senior from St. Charles, Missouri studying pharmaceutical science on the Pre-Law track. Before serving as the Communications Director for Student Senate, Liza was a Pharmacy Student Senator and Chair of Student Health Advisory Board for Watkins Health Center. She also currently serves on the Budget & Tuition Advisory Committee and Outreach Board.  While at KU, Liza has been involved with Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Student National Pharmaceutical Association, ResearchRX, and is a Pi Beta Phi Alumnae

Please email senatecomms@ku.edu for office hours. 

Policy and Development Director

Isabella Southwick (she/her/hers) is a junior from San Francisco, California majoring in Political Science with minors in Sociology and Public Policy. Before serving on executive staff, Isabella served as a freshman/sophomore College of Liberal Arts and Sciences senator. Isabella has served on the Memorial Corporation Board as well as Student Health Advisory Board during the last school year. In the past two years at the University of Kansas, Isabella became an active member of Alpha Delta Pi and worked at the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence.

Assistant Treasurer

Sam Reinig (he/him/his) is a sophomore Finance and Business Analytics Major from Overland Park, Kansas. He served as an off campus senator before taking on the role of Assistant Treasurer and has gotten involved with the School of Business through the Business Leadership Program. In his free time, Sam is an active member of his fraternity and an intramural sports competitor.

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Mercedeh [ mer-say-duh ] Tavacoli (she/her/hers) is a senior from Overland Park, Kansas and is on the pre-med track majoring in Microbiology with minors in Psychology and Spanish. Mercedeh has been involved with Student Senate for the last 3 years and served as a College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Senator, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion associate senator, and DEI Committee Secretary. She has also been involved with Student Health Advisory Board, Elections Code Subcommittee, Transit Commission, and Equal Opportunity Fund during her time with Senate.

Graduate Vice President
Government Relations Director

Grant Daily (he/him/his) is a junior from Wichita, Kansas triple majoring in International Studies, History, and Economics. Before his time as Government Relations Director, Grant held several positions across campus ranging from working with low income student groups to representing undergraduates on University Senate. While serving in this position, Grant hopes to create a more inclusive environment and increase student's voice at all levels of government. He has also been a member of the Dole Institute Student Advisory Board and worked as a research assistant for both the Biology and Sociology Departments.

Internal Affairs Director
Addison Henson (she/her/hers) is a sophomore from Kansas City, Missouri studying Information Systems Technology. During her time in Student Senate, Addison has served as a freshman and Business Senator and University Senate member. She has also been on a number of committees including University Core Curriculum, Student Rights Representative for the Fee Review Subcommittee, Budget and Tuition Advisory Committee, and an Initiatives Intern. Outside of senate, Addison is an active member of Sigma Kappa and is involved with the University 
 
Please email senateinternal@ku.edu for office hours.
 
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