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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

Meetings: Tuesdays 5 p.m.

Contact: sencivc@nwmissouri.edu

Student Senate has a strong commitment not only to the campus community, but also the Maryville Community. Through civic service, we maintain that commitment -- this committee hosts service events throughout the academic year for both students and community members.

Committee Chairs


Hannah Ennecking

Joseph Etheridge

Civic Service Chair
Office Hours: Thursday 5-7 p.m.


Hannah Ennecking

Luundo Fataki

Civic Service Vice Chair
Office Hours: TBD

Governmental Affairs Committee

Meetings: Mondays at 5 p.m.

Contact: sengov@nwmissouri.edu

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 Chairs

Hannah Ennecking

Joshua Fyffe

Governmental Affairs Chair
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 11-12

Hannah Ennecking

Devan Rohn 

Governmental Affairs Vice Chair
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 11-12

Internal relations Committee

Meetings: Thursdays at 6 p.m.

Contact: senir@nwmissouri.edu

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 and maintaining records on existing groups.

Committee Chairs

Hannah Ennecking

Elizabeth Motazedi

Internal Relations Chair
Office Hours: Tuesday 2-4 p.m.

Hannah Ennecking

Garrison Kennedy

Internal Relations Vice Chair
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1-3 p.m.

Organizational Affairs Committee

Meetings: Thursdays at 12 p.m.

Contact: senorg@nwmissouri.edu

Organizations at Northwest range from Greek and academic organizations to honor societies, club sports and political activist organizations. This committee is responsible for overseeing the allocation of funds to student organizations.

Committee Chairs

Hannah Ennecking

Brady Fitts

Organizational Finance Chair
Office Hours: Tuesday 1-3 p.m.

Hannah Ennecking

Ali Falkinburg

Organizational Finance Vice Chair
Office Hours: Tuesday 12-2

Public Relations Committee

Meetings: Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

Contact: senpr@nwmissouri.edu

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 Chairs

Hannah Ennecking

Nate Brown

Public Relations Chair
Office Hours: Tuesday 12-2 p.m.

Hannah Ennecking

Elise Green

Public Relations Vice Chair
Office Hours: Tuesday 2-4 p.m.

Student Affairs Committee

Meetings: Thursdays at 2 p.m.

Contact: senstud@nwmissouri.edu

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 Chairs

Hannah Ennecking

Ryan Shurvington

Student Affairs Chair
Office Hours: Tuesday 2-4 p.m.

Hannah Ennecking

Jillian McNamara

Student Affairs Vice Chair
Office Hours: Tuesday 1-3 p.m.

Inclusion Committee

Meetings: Fridays at 2 p.m.

Contact: sendei@nwmissouri.edu

This committee is responsible for promoting diversity and equitable representation within Student Senate that includes but is not limited to, focusing on the non-discrimination policy of this university. Inclusion Committee focuses on facilitating communication between Student Senate, the DEI office, the International Student office, the ADA, Office of Student Involvement and aims to set an equitable campus climate and culture through diversity event planning and programming and diversifying senate and the University as a whole.

Committee Chair

Hannah Ennecking

Popoola Oluwadamilola

Inclusion Chair
Office Hours: Friday 3 p.m.

Jenni Gutierrez

Jatin Thakkar

Inclusion Vice Chair
Office Hours: Friday 3 p.m.