Student Government Elections Spring 2020 Openings

Student Government elections are held both spring and fall, all positions not filled in the fall will be elected in the spring.  
Spring 2020 open positions

  • Secretary

The Secretary will: 

i. Conduct the roll call and maintain permanent records of attendance at Student Government meetings. 

ii. Record the minutes of the Student Government and maintain a permanent record of said minutes. 

iii. Distribute copies of the minutes of all Student Government meetings to the Student Association, Senators and the College. 

iv. Conduct all official correspondence for the Student Government and maintain custody of the correspondence files. 

v. Present a secretary’s report at meetings of the Student Government. 

vi. Maintain files on all current projects, committees, and policy evaluations. 

vii. Maintain a minimum of three office hours per week when classes are in session. One of which must be posted. 

viii. Maintain the schedule of office hours of Student Government members. 

ix. Maintain an accurate and up-to-date list of senators' and officers' addresses, telephone numbers, class and work schedules, office hours and record of attendance at meetings, and distribute it to advisors and the secretary of Student Life. 

x. Distribute current information to all senators and officers.  

xi. Enforce the Office Management Policy. 

xii. Fulfill all other functions pertaining to the office of secretary. 

  • 5 Student Senator positions

The Senators will: 
i.    Provide continuous input and feedback to the Student Government regarding student needs. 
ii.    Identify student interests and needs and relay the information to the proper committee or group. 
iii.    Accept chairperson assignments of boards and committees. 
iv.    Maintain a minimum of three office hours per week. One of which must be  
v.    posted. 
vi.    Assist in recruiting students who express an interest or desire to serve the Student Government or to serve on committees or boards. 
vii.    Increase friendly communication and fellowship among students and Parkland College organizations. 
viii.    Be informed of all Student Government business and action. 
ix.    Fulfill all other functions pertaining to the office of senator. 
x.    Must attend and participate in campus and club events representing SGA.
e.    According to College policy the Student Trustee will: 


SGA Election Packet 


Hard copies of the Election checklist packet; job descriptions, petitions, and election information are available in the Office of Student Life U-111 located at the front desk or from the Coordinator of Student Life, room U-120.  Questions?  Call the Office of Student Life at 217/351/2216 or the Office of Student Government at 217/351/2227.  Any questions can be directed to Evie Newman, SGA Advisor at or the Office of Student Life at U-111.

 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 in U-114.

• Attend any special SGA meetings as called by the SGA President.

• Hold a weekly office hour.

• Volunteer for various SGA sponsored events and community service initiatives.

• 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.

Meet our Government

 Lydia Gallaher-Student Trustee 


 Lydia is the current Student Trustee of Parkland, she joined student government to be able to help and interact with students.

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:50 am-12:40 pm, Student Welcome Desk.








Victoire Mukumayi- President



 Victoire B Mukumayi is a student at Parkland College.  Victoire's passion for student advocacy began since high school back in DRC when he joined the SGA as a senator.  As the SGA President, it is his priority to ensure that student voices do not go unheard and that leadership opportunities are expanded in the Parkland Community. In his free time, Victoire like to read, write, volunteer, and travel.  Victoire is excited to build on the foundation that the previous SGA administrations have created by working on new policies to better serve the students.  He is looking forward to all of the initiatives the SGA has planned for students this year.  Go ahead Cobra!

Office Hours: Monday 9:30 - 11:00 am, Tuesday 4:00-6:00 pm, Thursday 1:00-2:00 pm, Student Welcome Desk.





Emma Fleming- Vice President



My name is Emma and I am the Vice President for SGA.  I'm involved in SGA because I think it is important to be involved in the environment in which I spend the most time.  I also look forward to helping other students in any way that I can.  

Office Hours: 1:00-3:00 pm, Student Welcome Desk

Jessica Whisenand

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 Hi! My name is Jessica Whisenand and I am running for Treasurer of Student Government.  I am a full-time student at Parkland College.  I work at Staerkel Planetarium, and I am also the current treasurer for Parkland’s Japanese Culture Club.  This semester, I have also joined Phi Theta Kappa and Homework Club.  I strongly believe that being involved in student organizations and being active in your school’s community is an important part of being a student. Student organizations are a great way to meet new people, share your interests with others, and can be a great outlet for new students to build a supportive network.  

My main goal as treasurer is to establish and maintain a working budget for all the wonderful organizations offered at Parkland.  As I believe in the importance of these groups, I will do everything I can to help support and ensure that student organizations can function effectively and fairly.  All students here at Parkland College should feel empowered and supported by the school, and I want to help build a sense of community and pride within our school through student organizations. I sincerely want to do as much as I can to help build our Parkland community, and I hope that I will have the chance to do so as Treasurer of Parkland's Student Government.   

 Jadin Elliott- Senator


Over the past 2 years I have spent a lot of time in the Student Life office and have become accustomed to how things work throughout the college.  I have also participated in several of the clubs Parkland has to offer and I encourage others to do so as well.  I am currently a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and have been a member of Alpha Phi Omega and also Parkland Science Club.  If you would like to come talk to me about my previous experiences with various clubs at Parkland I can often be found in the Student Life office and would love to talk to you!  Please also know that if you have any particular issues you would like to be brought up at meetings with the college feel free to come and discuss them with me.  

Disability awareness is especially dear to me because I am disabled myself and I am always willing to give advice and advocacy for individuals with disabilities both in the college and out in the job force.  Please stop by Student Life if you would like to get to know me and I would love to see you!

Office Hours: TBD

 Stivenson Jean-Baptiste- Senator




Hi, my name is Stivenson and I am a Senator for Student Government.  I chose to be a part of SGA because I want to be the voice of students who are not always heard.  I want to make a difference and get involved in student leadership.

Office Hours: 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Student Welcome Desk







 Rick Loma-Senator

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My name is Rick Loma and I'm currently a freshman at Parkland college. I was born in Cameroon, Africa and travelled here at a young age. Through the adversity of being an immigrant and a minority I have prospered in a system that was not built for me. I know there's a lot of students who go through the same struggles as I do and I want to be a voice for them all. What I want to do is make sure that Parkland College is a place built for everyone. I'm not an activist or future politician i'm just a down to earth charismatic student with a vision, and if I am voted into office I will make sure that everybody eats.






Dustin Payton-Senator



 My name is Dustin S. Payton, I am new to Illinois and thus far I have been welcomed with open arms and love. I believe that I have the acquired skills needed to promote student learning, and voice. 

 I would like to give back to this community as it has so welcomingly accepted me. 







Brittany Orr- Senator

Brianne Stone-President (8)637050199752269164


For more information.

Hard copies of the Election checklist packet;  job descriptions, petitions, and election information are available in the Office of Student Life front desk, Room U111 or from the Coordinator of Student Life, Room U120. Questions? Call the Office of Student Life at 217/351-2492 or the Office of Student Government at 217/351-2227.

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