Senate Committees

Departmental Liaisons

Our departmental liaisons are responsible for staying in touch with various campus departments in order to present constituent concerns and to share departmental updates with Senate.

DepartmentSenator Email 
Athletics/WAC Shannon Abbott 
Dining Services Brooke 
Facilities Management Mitch Harle 
Information Technology Brady 
Library Cece Collins 
Media Center Sean Alexander 
Murphy House Liz Forester 
Residence Life Lauren Wallis 

Committee on Committees

The Committee on Committees shall be charged with recommending to Senate the appointment and removal of students for student positions as outlined in the Bylaws and as assigned by the Student Senate. The Committee on Committees shall also oversee said positions and committees and shall have the power to request, from time to time, reports of progress from its appointees. 


Position NameEmail 
Chair (non-voting)Annie Vogt, 
Residence Senator Cece 
Residence Senator Brooke 
Residence Senator Evan 
Class Senator Jackson 
Class Senator Avery Drongowski 
At-Large Member Ryan Banning 

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee of the Senate shall be responsible for ensuring excellent communication between the Senate and all facets of the Hendrix Community, especially the Student Association. The committee’s duties include, but are not limited to, ensuring that Senate Notes are complete and promptly posted, ensuring the Senate website is maintained and updated regularly, providing advertising for all Senate events and Senate position openings, and providing ample opportunities for feedback from constituents. The committee shall undertake other initiatives as it sees fit.


Position Name Email 
Chair (non-voting) Mimi Spjut, 
Class Senator Lauren Wallis 
Senator Brynn Davis

Senator CeCe Collins 
Senator Ty Spradley 
SenatorShannon Abbott
At-Large Member Adrie Henry 

At-Large Member   Brian Commerford 

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is a Student Senate Committee whose primary responsibility is to recommend the annual allocation of the Student Activity Fund among eligible student organizations efficiently. A secondary responsibility is to recommend, uphold, and carry out the guidelines and conditions under which the Student Activity Fund is allocated on behalf of the Student Senate.

Finance Committee Document

Salary Review Explanation

Documents for Student Organizations:

StepDocument Description 
Spring Allocations Spring Allocations Budget Guidelines and QuestionnaireThis document breaks down the 2013 Spring Allocation process and includes the Budget Questionnaire that organizations are required to submit.
Discretionary Request Events/Projects Discretionary Request FormThis form is a simple request form for an event/project that wasn't funded during Spring Allocation
 Capital Expenditures Request FormThis form is for a request for discretionary funding for a capital purchase and for re-appropriation of funds (using extra funds that were allocated for one use toward a new use).  View an Example Request.
 Large Purchase Authorization FormThis form is for any single item over $3,000.  Please submit this form and wait for an email verification from the Treasurer before making the purchase. 
 Externally-Raised Funds FormThis form must be submitted before externally-raised funds are deposited into the organization's account. 
 Loan Request FormThis is for requesting a loan funded by the Student Activity Account. 
After making/cancelling a purchase Review FormAn organization making any purchases (whether funding is through the Spring Allocation  process or the Discretionary process) made for an event/trip/etc., capital expenditure, or loan must submit this form 2 weeks after the completion of an event, 2 weeks after the arrival of any capital purchases, and 2 weeks after the agreed-upon date of loan repayment. 
 Event/Expenditure Cancellation Form Submit this form if you plan to cancel an event/expenditure and briefly describe why. 


Chair (vote to break tie) Anvesh Kompelli, Treasurer 
Senate President (non-voting) Neelam Vyas, President 
Freshman Senator Jackson 
Senior Senator Avery Drongowski 
Sophomore SenatorMiMi
Residence Senator Sean Alexander 
Residence Senator Mitch Harle 
Residence Senator Carrie Yang 
At-Large Member TBD TBD 

Committee on Student and Academic Affairs

The committee shall be tasked with devising solutions for student and academic concerns referred to the body by the Senate for deliberation. The committee will provide recommendations to the relevant bodies such as approved/ recommended by the Senate. The committee is authorized to draft resolutions as the chairs see fit, subject to approval by the Senate as a whole. The committee may convene subcommittees or ad-hoc working groups on issues of particular concern. The committee may be called upon to act as an arbitration body for student grievances with student groups.


Position Name Email 
Co-Chair Sean Alexander, Academic Policy 
Co-ChairTy Spradley, Presidential Assistant 
Residence Senator Brooke
Residence Senator Peter
Residence Senator Andrew
Residence Senator Brady
At-Large MemberDakota Pouncey
At-Large MemberHannah Peacock
At-Large MemberNigel Halliday

Student Organizations Media Equipment Committee

The Student Organization Media Equipment Committee, as a standing committee of the Student Association, shall be responsible for organizing and implementing the use of audio and video equipment by Student Organizations. The committee shall also be responsible for maintaining and organizing the audio and video equipment that the committee uses and oversees.


Position Name Email 
Chair Rane Peerson 
Chair Justin John 
Worker TBD TBD 
Worker TBD TBD 

Media Committee

In order to broaden the base of the decision-making process concerning the operation of student publications and to enhance communication between student publications and the Hendrix College Student Senate, the Media Committee was established. The Media Committee monitors the financial activity of each media group, the acquisition, modification, and termination of all staff members and positions in each media group (salaried by Senate or internally), and the monthly progress of each media group.  The Hendrix College Student Senate will not attempt to regulate content of publications or broadcasts, but will monitor fulfillment of managerial positions.

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OrganizationPosition Name Email
Media Committee Chair Mitchel
Profile Editor-in-Chief Brooke 
 Managing Editor Grace Oxley 
 Associate Editor2013-2014 Editor TBD  
Troubadour Editor-in-Chief Ruthie Daniel 
 Associate Editor Ruthie Daniel 
KHDX Station Manager Lacey Laborde
 Program Director Trey 
 Concert Director Zach Saul 
Aonian Editor-in-Chief 
Julia Lee
 Associate Editor Camille Guillot 

Environmental Concerns Committee

The purpose and mission of this organization is to respond to environmental concerns voiced by students, to work towards a more environmentally friendly and sustainable campus, and to foster environmental awareness in the Hendrix College community.  In addition, the organization should oversee and maintain the dish program, work to resolve recycling issues, and develop programs and events that further the expressed goals of ECC.

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Position Name Email
First Vice-ChairWilliam O'
Second Vice-ChairNatalie Skinner 
Secretary/TreasurerNick York
Hardin RepresentativeHanna Davis
Martin RepresentativeAbby Gatmaitan 
On-Campus Houses RepresentativeKate Engler
Galloway RepresentativeJun Zhang
Couch RepresentativeMorgan Madderom
Veasey Representative Sophie Katz

Raney Representative Pearl Jangjiravat

Apartments Representative

Aaron Steinberg

Multicultural Development Committee 

The Multicultural Development Committee is dedicated to fostering understanding and encouraging tolerance of various cultures’ and people’s points-of-view and ways-of-life via cultural, educational, and social programming. The Committee hopes that through its programming efforts, members of the Hendrix community as well as members of the surrounding communities, will begin to realize and appreciate how each individual, each group, and the community as a whole are all involved in a continuous dynamic interaction that simultaneously accepts each individual’s and each group’s uniqueness but also all people’s common humanity. The Committee is also dedicated to assisting and acting as liaison for other student organizations that fall under the Office of Multicultural and International Student Affairs, as well as assisting any student organization that examines issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and disability, to promote cross-cultural understanding, and campus social cohesion.

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Position Name Email 
Chair Blair 
Vice-Chair Kathryn
Secretary Humna
Treasurer 2013-2014 Treasurer TBD
Director of Publicity 2013-2014 Director TBD  
North Side Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
South Side Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
Apartments Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD 
Off-Campus Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD 

Social Committee


Position Name Email 
Chair Jake 
Secretary/Treasurer Paige Spivey 
Film and Special Events Chair Ricky Telchi 
Music and Dance Chair Ryan Dickerson 
Publicity Chair Maitri 
Galloway Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
Raney Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
Veasey Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
Hardin Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
Martin Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
Couch Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
Houses Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
Hendrix Corner Representative2013-2014 Representative TBD
Village C Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
Village D Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
Front Street Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
Clifton Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
Huntington Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
Off-Campus Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD 
Freshman Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD  
Sophomore Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
Junior Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
Senior Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD

Campus Kitty

Campus Kitty is Hendrix's own philanthropic committee.  We hold fundraising events throughout the year, such as the Martin/VZ Auction and Miss Hendrix, and we distribute the money to local charities.  

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Position Name Email 
Chair Laura Price 

First Vice-Chair Ples Spradley 
Second Vice-ChairsEva Harpst and Todd Richard
Publicity Chair Ruthie
Secretary Secretary TBD 
Treasurer Treasurer TBD 

Volunteer Action Committee 

The Volunteer Action Committee is a student service organization at Hendrix that works to meet unmet needs in the Conway community and beyond through service projects and advocacy events. VAC provides Hendrix students the opportunity to work with local organizations through Service Saturdays (weekly service projects) and other service initiatives such as the Hendrix Buddy Program. VAC also raises awareness of pertinent social issues through the React to Film documentary program, guest speakers, and other events. All are welcome at VAC events; we would love to see you at a Service Saturday! Our office is in the Miller Center in the SLTC.

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Chair Peter Hanneman 
Vice-Chair 2013-2014 Vice-Chair TBD
Treasurer2013-2014 Treasurer TBD  
Secretary2013-2014 Secretary TBD
Big Buddy Coordinator2013-2014 Coordinator TBD
Advocacy ChairEmily 
Veasey Representative2013-2014 Representative TBD
Raney Representative2013-2014 Representative TBD
Apartments Representative2013-2014 Representative TBD
Martin Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
SLTC Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
Couch Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
Public Spaces Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
Hardin Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
Galloway Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD 
New Student Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
New Student Representative 2013-2014 Representative TBD
Advocacy Subcommittee   
Member2013-2014 Member TBD   
Member2013-2014 Member TBD
Member2013-2014 Member TBD 
Member 2013-2014 Member TBD 

Elections Commission 


Position Name Email 
Chair Elizabeth Kasper 
Assistant Chair (Junior) 2013-2014 Assistant Chair TBD 
Assistant Chair (Sophomore) Assistant Chair TBD

Welcome Week Committee


Position Name Email 
Chair Lauren Wallis 

Shirttails Serenade Committee

Shirttails is an event for all new Hendrix students.  The purpose of the event is to promote unity, fellowship, and school spirit among new students and current residents of halls.  All participants are expected to act in accordance with the Code of Conduct as set forth in the Student Handbook. The Student Senate encourages positive leadership to take place in the residence halls.  Senators, Hall Council members, hall residents, and all other students should take the initiative in setting a positive mood for the Event.  The focus is for the new students to have fun and build a cohesive Hendrix Community. 

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Position Name Email 
Co-Chair  Ty Spradley 
Co-Chair Dominic 

Senior Committee


Position Name Email 
Co-Chair Bob 
Co-Chair Kevin