Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is comprised of Student Body Officers and Student Senate Officers and oversees the administration of Student Senate.

2013-2014 Student Body Officers


Student Body President
Ramon Trespalacios
Classification: Senior
Hometown: Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
Major(s): Management Science, Marketing, and Mathematics

Personal Statement: I love being president, because I care for you. I am committed to the betterment of the student experience at SMU. Pony Up!


  Student Body Vice-President
Jaywin Malhi
Classification: Senior
Hometown: Garland, TX

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Major(s): Business Management & Political Science

Personal Statement: 

  1. Hold Senators, Students, and The Administration Accountable

  2. Create Innovative Events to Foster Community

  3. Increase Funding for Student Organizations

  Student Body Secretary
Katherine Ladner
Classification: Junior
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Major(s): English

Personal Statement: As Student Body Secretary, I plan to keep senate members on top of their priorities so that Student Senate can better serve the student body and run more efficiently. Working closely with my fellow student body officers and serving as a resource to whole senate chamber will also help senate be more effective.  I will work to facilitate clear communication between the Student Senate, the SMU administration, and the student body. Lastly, passing meaningful legislation and helping to better educate senators is also on my agenda.


  Graduate Affairs Officer
Ian Phillips

Classification: Law Student


Personal Statement:

2013-2014 Student Senate Officers


Student Senate Speaker
Savannah Stephens

Classification: Senior
Hometown: Ennis, TX
Major(s): History/Communications with Minor in Law and Legal Reasoning

Personal Statement:



Student Senate Parliamentarian
Chris Cornell

Classification: 3L
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Major(s): Law


Personal Statement:

(1) Create Cheat Sheet

(2) Continue to Streamline how we do things to make them work better

(3) Weekend pass Legislation to address issues ad concerns that came up and need to be addressed. 


Student Senate Chief-of-Staff
Monica Finnegan

Classification: Junior
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major(s): Business/Communications

Personal Statement: 

(1) Website Up

(2) Make sure that the Communications and Endowment Chairs are successful

(3) Increase money for organizations

 Ryan Stoker
Student Senate Comptroller
Ryan Stoker

Classification: Sophomore
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Major(s): Political Science & Business Administration, Minor in Spanish

Personal Statement: As the Comptroller, I assist student organizations with the procedures of completing paperwork with the Comptroller Office. I hope that you find the Students' Association Comptroller Office an important resource. Pony UP!