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) is 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

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) Maddie Clendening
Senator Lauren Berry
Senator Rachel McGhee
Senator Becky Sherman
Senator Tristam Williams Thompson
At-Large Member Laruen Porter
At-Large Member Julia Greer

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) Jackson Sparkman
Senator Luke Johnson
Senator Finn Beruldsen
Senator Victoria Malak
Senator Theresa Thomas
At-Large Member Shaunell Henderson

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.


Position Name
Treasurer Roth Coats
Bookkeeper Mak Millard
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 Elizabeth Draper
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.

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Position Name
Chair Jericka Battle
Vice-Chair TBD
Secretary TBD
Treasurer TBD
Director of Publicity TBD
North Side Representative TBD
South Side Representative TBD
Apartments Representative TBD
Off-Campus Representative TBD

Social Committee

Social Committee Constitution


Position Name
Chair Brandon Leding
Secretary/Treasurer Nate McKenna/Hailey Hayes
Film and Special Events Chair Beth Norman
Music and Dance Chair Elise Fry
Director of Publicity Becky Sherman
General Committee Adrian Wiles
Ashton Leach
Charlie Jones
Chelbi Gilmore
Chloe Harris
Connor Onitsuka
Sasin Payakachat
Ethan Brass
Josh Cole
Julia Secor
Lindsey Barrett
Madi Fires
MyKala Delk
Nikki Sanders
Nina Faidley
Rebeca Castillo
Sophia Warriner
Tel Johnson
Anna Norman

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 Mark Hickey
Vice-Chair Morgan Carrico
Director of Fundraising and Development TBD
Awareness Director TBD
Publicity Director Thomas Alexander
Treasurer TBD
Secretary TBD
Miss Hendrix Director TBD
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 Rachel Parmer
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 Marissa Lee
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 Heather Hirsch

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 Ty Spradley
Co-Chair Ruthie Daniel

Senior Committee


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