Student Government


Student Government Elections

Candidates for Student Trustee

Lydia Gallaher


I am interested in serving on Student Government as the Student Trustee because I would like the chance to help students and be more involved in the decision-making process on campus. I have had the chance to have served as the Student Trustee and Student Government President, so I have a few years of experience working with Student Government. I feel as though I have a good understanding of how Parkland works so I am confident that I can effectively help and work with students and administration. While being on Student Government I have gone to and participated in many student leadership programs and I assisted in making Parkland an early polling place. I currently work on campus in the Center for Academic Success, which is one of the great resources for students, working there allows me to have daily interactions with students and get an understanding of what they need from the college. My priorities for the next year would be exploring ways to make Parkland more sustainable as well as finding ways to increase the number of students participating in campus wide activities because I think it’s important that we create a community for students to interact with each other, especially during these times. Overall, I think I would be a great Student trustee with my former experience and passion to help students.

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Jayden Sortor

Being a student trustee will allow me to be a trusted voice for my fellow student-peers and student-athletes. I desire to bring a diverse and dynamic voice to the people that can and will genuinely make a difference at Parkland College. Thus far, during my tenure, COVID has been a major contributing factor for the lack of engagement between students and faculty. However, there is still opportunity for growth, including but not limited to having the virtual board meetings with the option of allowing the student to view them at a later date, if desired.  Also, my current and previous experience has prepared me for this opportunity. My coach selected me to represent the Volleyball team on the Parkland Student-Athlete Leadership Committee as well as in High School, my coach selected me to participate in Captain's Council. Both programs have afforded me the opportunity to represent my respected schools, gain valuable leadership experience and be a voice for the student-athletes. If I am chosen to be a Parkland Student Trustee, I will do my due diligence to truly make a major impact for the Parkland students, alumni, and the surrounding community. 

Student Government Elections

Vote for your 2021-2022 Student Association Representatives.  Write in candidates are also welcome for all positions.  Click the link to vote TODAY! 

Digital Election Ballot

April 5th-9th beginning at 8:00am April 5th and conclude on Friday, April 9th at 5:00pm.

Involvement in Student Government is a great way to develop your leadership skills, influence campus decisions, and get involved in your campus community.

The student body will be able to vote for the executive office and the candidates running to represent the student body on April 5-9, 2021 through an online election process.

Feel free to contact Evie Newman, SGA Advisor at for any questions.

Why Join?
The Parkland College Student Government Association (SGA) provides unique opportunities for students to build relationships, enhance leadership skills, become civically engaged, and maximize their college experiences.

Staff members in the Office of Student Life, who are deeply committed to the development of the students, advise student Government.

 Who is Eligible to run for Student Government?
• Students enrolled in at least six credit hours this semester.
• Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA at the time of their nomination and maintain this standing.

Student Government Duties:
All Student Government members upon winning their seat in Student Government Elections will be expected, regardless of position, to:

• Attend all weekly SGA meetings on Thursdays at 2:00 virtually through Microsoft Teams.
• Attend any special SGA meetings as called by the SGA President.
• Serve on campus committees as appointed by the SGA President.
• Attend Spring Leadership trainings.
• Should be professional, responsible, reliable, articulate, and able to reach out to students to bring a student perspective where is needed.

  Election 2021 Timeline

  • Friday, March 26th    Bios to Prospectus(internal note)
  • Monday, March 29th    Election bios in Prospectus published, webpage, and email through Student Life Monday email (internal)
  • M-W, April 5-9th    Election process online process
  • Friday, April 9th    Election process is completed and 2021-2022 Student Government slate of representatives announced
  • Wednesday, April 28th    Student Trustee term begins Student Trustee installation at monthly Board of Trustees meeting

Any questions can be directed to Evie Newman, SGA Advisor at or the Office of Student Life at U-111.