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Northwest Missouri State University

Senate Committees

Northwest's Student Senate serves as the voice and representative of the student body. To effectively accomplish such an enormous task, the Student Senate is organized into six committees and relies on the efforts of committed senators to actively seek information and opinions.

Civic Service Committee

Senate has a strong commitment to the community, whether it be in Maryville or Louisiana. This committee organizes blood drives, highway clean-ups, United Way campaign drives, and much more.

Committee Chair: Morgan Maxwell, Jake Hain 
Meetings: TBD

Governmental Affairs Committee

Within this group, policies are formed and brought to the Senate floor.  Members of this committee use their skills to increase voter registration on campus, affect University policies, and organize Legislative Reception, a day where Northwest students lobby the Missouri General Assembly.

Committee Chair: Shawn Dixon, Hannah Sears 
Meetings: TBD

Organizational Affairs Committee

Organizations at Northwest range from Greek and academic organizations to honor societies, club sports and political activist organizations. This committee is responsible for granting official University recognition to organizations, maintaining records on existing groups, and overseeing the allocation of funds to student organizations.

Committee Chair: Zach Nielson, Hannah Reikofski 
Meetings: TBD

Public Relations Committee

Keeping the community informed is extremely important, especially when hot topics are brought to the Senate floor. This committee is responsible for issuing press releases to the local media, advertising events, and maintaining the Senate website.

Committee Chair: Mekaela Mauzey, Hannah Brockman 
Meetings: TBD

Events Planning Committee

This committee organizes events including the Back to School Bash, Homecoming activities, and Northwest Week.  This committee provides ways to promote Student Senate while also organizing activities to entertain Northwest students.

Committee Chair: Derek Soldanels, Lucy Hilliard 
Meetings: TBD

Student Affairs Committee

This committee is responsible for discerning student concerns. This committee organizes and plans the Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities recognition banquet, initiates the selection process for the Student Representative to the Board of Regents, and facilitates QUIP Days (Quality Improvement Process), days where students are able to voice their concerns about Northwest.

Committee Chair: Lexi Pardee, Patrick Cruz 
Meetings: TBD