Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Student Government Association!
We are proud to announce the newly elected members of the 2020-2021 Student Government Association. Thank you to all of the Parkland students who voted. These members we are confident will do amazing work in the year to come for the students of Parkland College. We are still looking for more members, elections will occur in the fall please keep checking for more details.
Thank you to our outgoing board for a year of incredible service to the Parkland community.
Student Government Elections
The Parkland College Student Government elections are held annually in the Spring for Senators and Executive offices. All positions not filled by election during the spring will be elected in the fall.
We invite all Parkland College students to meet the candidates below and then take a moment to vote for your 2020-2021 Student Government representatives.
Meet our 2019-2020 Student Government Association
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
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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or the Office of Student Life at U-111.