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Executive Branch

Student Government Association (SGA) is comprised of three separate interrelated bodies: the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch and the Judicial Branch. The Executive Branch consists of six elected officers who serve on the Executive Board. Elections are held during the spring semester.


Colby Birkes is a political science and legal studies major from Winchester. He is a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, International Scholar Award recipient and served as the SGA executive vice president for 2018-2019. Birkes will be serving on the MSU Board of Regents as the student regent for the upcoming year.


Executive Vice President

Bays_W.jpgWaco Denham Bays IV is a biomedical science major from Pikeville. He is a member of College Republicans, CAB Crew, served on SGA as a senator for two years and also serves as an orientation leader for SOAR programs. Bays is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity where he has served as the recruitment chair, member educator and ritual chair. As executive vice president, Bays will oversee all SGA committees as well as election process for SGA senators in the fall and executive elections in the spring.


Vice President for Administration

Wiley_E.jpgEmily Wiley is a double major in agriculture and political science from London. She is a resident advisor, student alumni ambassador, served as an SGA senator as well as chief of staff this past year. She is a member of Delta Zeta Sorority where she serves as the risk management chair.  As vice president of administration, Wiley has the responsibilities of all maintain all official records of SGA and oversees the student life committee.


Vice President for Public Relations

Mathews_E.jpgEmma Li Mathews is a biomedical science major from Morehead. She is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and has served on SGA for two years as a senator.  As vice president of public relations, Matthews has the responsibility of marketing and promotions for SGA including all social media accounts, and oversees the public relations committee.



Vice President for Campus Involvement

Tilford_C.jpgConnor Tilford is a business management major from Paducah. He is an orientation leader for SOAR programs and a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity where he serves as the secretary and ritual guide. As vice president of campus involvement, Tilford is responsible for planning and executing all activities, such as the large events, sponsored by SGA and oversees the campus involvement committee.


Vice President for Finance

Spradlin_S.jpgSantana Spradlin is a neuroscience major from Martin. She is a member of the Gamma Phi Beta and was an SGA senator 2018-2018 and served as the Vice President of Finance 2018-2019. As vice president of finance, Spradlin has oversight of all financial responsibilities for SGA and oversees the finance committee which makes decisions on funding packets submitted through SGA.

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