Student Senate

Senate Committees

NOTE: Some of the information on this page (exceptions include the Working Group, Committee on Committees, and Communications Committee members and the Finance Committee forms and members) may be  inaccurate as of the 2017-2018 academic year. Please contact your Senator if you have any questions regarding any of the Senate committees.

Working Groups

A Working Group is a small committee created by Senate to help solve various problems on campus. It's usually made up of several senators and a handful of members from the student body at-large.

Current Working Groups/Task Forces

    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 Name
    Chair (non-voting) Bailey Lindsey
    SenatorKoyla Souvorin
    Senator Bethany Gourley
    Senator Victoria Malak
    Senator Rachel McGhee
    Senator Maggie Ryan
    SenatorTheresa Thomas
    At-Large MemberJovaun Williams
    At-Large MemberShaunnell Henderson 
    At-Large Member Reilly O'Neil

    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.

    Communications Committee Document


    Position Name
    Chair (non-voting)  Rachel Allen
    At-Large Member

    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

    Documents for Student Organizations:

    Step Document Description
    Discretionary Request Events/Projects Discretionary Request Form This form is a simple request form for an event/project that wasn't funded during Spring Allocation.
    Capital Expenditures Request Form This 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).
     Budget QuestionnaireThis form is for Spring Allocation purposes. Please provide a current account statement when submitting this form. 
    Large Purchase Authorization Form This 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 Form This form must be submitted before externally-raised funds are deposited into the organization's account.
    Loan Request Form This is for requesting a loan funded by the Student Activity Account.

    After making/cancelling a purchase

    Review Form An 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.
     Stipend Payments

    Senate Approved Stipends

    These are the recorded stipends of every position payed by the Financial Committee.


    Position Name
    Treasurer Roth Coats
    Senator Gifty Agana
    Senator Monish Shulka
    Senator Becky Sherman
    Senator Aubrey French
    Senator Stephen Clark
    At-Large Member Graham Anderson
    At-Large Member Maranda Pouncy
    At-Large Member Jalin Perry
    At-Large Member TBD
    At-Large Member TBD

    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
    Co-Chair Kelsey Dietrich
    Co-Chair Shane Atchley

    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.

    Media Committee Operating Document

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    Organization Position Name
    Media Committee Chair Rebecca Jolley
    The Profile Editor-in-Chief Casey Hawkins
    Managing Editor TBD
    Associate Editor TBD
    The Troubadour Editor-in-Chief Emily Waller
    Associate Editor TBD
    KHDX Station Manager Jacob Turner
    Program Director Zach Gray
    Concert Director Bailey Egan
    Aonian Editor-in-Chief Ellie Black
    Associate Editor TBD

    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.

    To get in touch with ECC, email

    For the Dish Request Form, Leadership and Representatives Roster, event calendar, and descriptions of other ECC activities as well as recent news and achievements please visit

    Like ECC's Facebook page!


    Position Name
    Chair Abby Gatmaitan
    Campus Campaigns Chair, Hendrix Chief Sustainability Officer William O'Brochta
    Programs Chair Kevin Krajcir

    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.

    Follow MDC on Twitter!


    Position Name
    Chair  Amy Cabrera
    Vice-Chair Alec Davis
    Secretary Shaunell Henderson
    Treasurer TBD
    Director of Publicity TBD
     Representative TBD
    Representative Ishrar Islam

    Ria Joshi


    Social Committee

    Social Committee Constitution


    Position Name
    Chair Joshua Cole
    Secretary/Treasurer Dylan Hurst/Maggie Kleck
    Film and Special Events Chair Lauren Berry
    Music and Dance Chair Julia Greer
    Director of Publicity Madison Connaway
    General Committee

    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.

    Like Campus Kitty on Facebook!


    Position Name
    Chair Kristen North
    Vice-Chair Charity Bratcher
    Donations and Fundraising Chairs
    Emma Whitlow and Camryn Toland
    Awareness Director Zoe Ryland
    Publicity Director Thomas Alexander
    Treasurer Ashtion Mcanally
    Secretary TBD
    Miss Hendrix Director Maddie Fulmer
    Miss Hendrix Music and Dance Directors 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.

    Like VAC on Facebook!


    Position Name
    Chair Paige Arthur
    Advocacy Chair Jessica Amos
    Vice Chair and Buddy/Bethlehem House Isabella Crang
    Treasurer William O'Brochta
    Secretary Dimple Shah
    Veasey Representative Regan Hatwig
    Raney Representative Lexus Raney
    Apartments Representative Brianna Wagner
    Martin Representative Pratheepa Ravikumar
    SLTC Representative Megan Hull
    Couch Representative Aisling Gibson
    Public Spaces Representative Ian McVinney
    Hardin Representative Justin Murdock
    Galloway Representative Brandy Britton
    Social Media Representative Isabelle Staines
    New Student Representative Will Gibson

    Committee on Gender and Sexuality

    Position Name
    Chair Kyle Rutherford
    Vice Chair Olivia Ensley
    Publicity Director Janie Sanford and Ashley Clayborn
    Secretary Josh Knight
    Treasurer Leaetta Odglen

    Elections Commission


    Position Name
    Chair Abby Shae
    Assistant Chair (Junior) TBD
    Assistant Chair (Sophomore) TBD

    Welcome Week Committee


    Position Name
    Chair Rachel Stewart

    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.


    Position Name
    Co-Chair Julia Greer
    Co-Chair Kristen North

    Senior Committee


    Position Name
    Co-Chair Dominic Smith
    Co-Chair Shelby Morrow