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Overview

Gallaudet University’s Student Body Government provides thoughtful input into Gallaudet’s decision-making process, has three main tasks as we fulfill our charge to serve as the representative voice and the GU student body.

USA’s purpose is to provide input into the University’s decision-making process; to act as a spokesperson for the students; and to maintain communications concerning students’ interests and concerns in all of the university’s schools and colleges.

HUSA includes within its domain:

The entire student body

The legislative branch, consisting of representatives from clubs, organizations, and classes;

The judicial branch, responsible for interpreting and upholding the Student Body Government constitution; 

The executive branch, which includes the SBG President and Vice President, and their staff.

Charge

The Student Body Government is the primary organization through which students govern themselves, plan activities for the campus, and work with the faculty and administration.

Authority

With the Student Congress’ approval, the Student Body Government President and Vice President appoint directors for academic, social, and cultural affairs, student welfare, athletics, and student media.

Membership

All undergraduate and graduate students are considered active, voting members of the student body. The executive officers are selected annually in a campus-wide election.

Executive Branch

Name Title / Role

Richard Celis 

President

Vacant

Vice President 

Sascha Tansky 

Chief of Staff

Taylor Delorme 

Director of Communications

Azeb Visco

Director of Diversity and Equity

Tye Lovato

Director of Accessibility and Inclusion 

Jarrod Burns 

Director of Finance

Vacant 

Director of Events 

Dajour Wallace 

Director of Student Affairs

Vacant 

Director of Student Media 

Vacant

Director of Community Relations 

Jonathan Summers

Speaker of the House

Douglas McComb-Barrett

Vice Speaker of the House 

Lexi Hill

Chief Justice

Michelle Gerson-Wagner

Advisor

Tawny Holmes

Advisor 

Executive Branch

Name Title / Role

Richard Celis 

President

Vacant

Vice President 

Sascha Tansky 

Chief of Staff

Taylor Delorme 

Director of Communications

Azeb Visco

Director of Diversity and Equity

Tye Lovato

Director of Accessibility and Inclusion 

Jarrod Burns 

Director of Finance

Vacant 

Director of Events 

Dajour Wallace 

Director of Student Affairs

Vacant 

Director of Student Media 

Vacant

Director of Community Relations 

Michelle Gerson-Wagner

Advisor

Tawny Holmes

Advisor 

Legislative Branch

Name Title / Role

Jonathan Summers

Speaker of the House

Douglas McComb-Barrett

Vice Speaker of the House 

Vacant

Secretary 

Vacant

Parliamentarian 

Vacant

Sergeant-at-Arms 

Vacant

Sergeant-at-Arms

Judicial Branch

Name Title / Role

Lexi Hill

Chief Justice

Those interested in a vacant position on the SBG executive board can contact SBG President Richard Celis with their interest. Those interested in a vacant position on the SBG legislative branch can contact the Speaker of the House, Jonathan Summers.

Updated January 2023. 

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