Legislative Branch

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Senate President

 Dallas Burke


 The Senate President is the Chief Legislative Officer of Student Government and shall perform duties as provided by Senate Policies and Procedures. The Senate President shall  enforce all rules, polices and procedures of the Senate.


 I want to be an astronaut. I’ll scream this from the rooftops, but you might ask ‘how many astronauts come from the University of North Florida?’ I have no doubt that my chances of  living this dream are high because of my decision to come to UNF. As an Osprey, I’ve studied in Greece, I’ve rubbed elbows with professors in the Chemistry Department, I’ve shared  UNF’s life-hacks with many freshman as an Orientation Leader, and I’ve grown as a leader in Student Government. I love UNF because I am being transformed into a man who can  walk on the moon; no other school could do this for me. As the Senate President, I am going to give back to this school by serving all of you. Say “hey” when you see me on campus! 

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Senate Pro-Tempore/Constitution and Statutes Chair

 Sami Mims



 The Senate President Pro-Tempore assists the Senate President and maintains all Senate and Committee records. 

 The Constitution and Statutes Chair is responsible for leading the Constitution and Statutes committee. This committee shall resolve conflicts concerning the Constitution and  Statures, and Polices and Procedures.


 Sami Mims grew up in Niceville, Florida, where she attended Niceville High School. She started at UNF in the summer of 2015. Sami is majoring in Political Science and International  Studies and minoring in Public Administration. She is also a D1 student athlete and plays on UNF’s Beach Volleyball team. During her first semester, Sami observed what it was like  being a Senator and was elected the following fall term. Before taking her seat in the Senate Chambers, Sami passed her first bill, hoping her fellow ospreys’ voices would be heard.  After serving as Vice-Chair of the University and Student Affairs committee, Sami was elected by her fellow senators to serve as the Senate President Pro-Tempore and Constitution  and Statutes chairwoman.  After graduating from UNF, Sami hopes to serve in the Air Force JAG program and attend law school at Georgetown.





Senate Secretary 

 Lauren King

 The Senate Secretary is responsible for preparing and submitting minutes of all Senate and Committee meetings. The Senate Secretary also updates the website with agendas,  minutes, voting records, and legislative bills.






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Budget & Allocations Chair

 Christopher Jordan



 The Budget and Allocations Committee is the gatekeeper to the Activity and Service Fee Budget. The Committee allocates funds to registered student organizations and allocates the  yearly A&S Fee Fiscal Budget.


 I was born in Charleston SC and moved to Jacksonville at the age of twelve. I’m majoring in Economics with a minor in Political Science. I speak fluent French and love to converse  with other French speakers! I joined student government because I believe that my fellow Ospreys deserve the best representation that they can get, and that all students should be  well represented regardless of their background. I look forward to building a strong relationship between Ospreys and their student government!



Government Oversight Chair

Thomas Beaucham



 The Government Oversight Committee is responsible for oversight in all intergovernmental affairs of Student Government. The GO Committee is responsible for creating, maintaining,  and modifying the Senate Appointment Application. The GO Committee shall review and consider revisions to Title XIII:The Government Oversight Committee Statute. All revisions  passed by the GO Committee shall be forwarded to Senate. 




University and Student Affairs Chair




 The University and Student Affairs Committee is the liaison between the Student Body and the Student Senate and also functions as a legislative liaison between Student  Government and the University Administration. They focus on the issues of students is responsible for attaining information about pending university developments through reports  from all Student Government members sitting on University-Wide Committees and when necessary forward either Joint or Simple Resolutions to Senate expressing the opinion of the  student body.