Legislative Branch

The Legislative Branch consists of 52 student senate seats consisting of appointed and elected students. Elections, which take place both in the spring and the fall, act as the voice of the student body. They are responsible for allocating and overseeing the $4.5 million dollar Activity and Service Fee Budget. Each senator is required to serve on various committees in the Senate representing different student concerns.


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Senate President

 Kaitlin Ramirez


Kaitlin Devi Ramirez grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, where she graduated from Stanton College Preparatory High School with an International Baccalaureate diploma. She started at UNF in the Fall of 2011, studying Economics and History. In her first semester, Kaitlin sought a Senate appointment after reading an influential article in the Spinnaker where she learned about the positive impact Student Government has made for students. Kaitlin serves as an elected Senator, working to improve her school and the student experience. She was awarded the "Rising Star Award" for her work. Kaitlin is very interested in law and government, and has studied both in Newcastle, England as a Fulbright Summer Institute Participant. Kaitlin ultimately plans to attend law school. She prizes UNF for the unparalleled opportunities, and hopes to serve students to the best of her abilities. 



Senate Pro-Tempore/Constitution and Statues Committee Chairman

 Shomari Gloster



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

Shomari Gloster is a native of Jacksonville, Fla., where he graduated from Terry Parker Senior High School. Shomari transferred from Florida A&M University (FAMU) and in Fall 2012 he began at The University of North Florida, studying Political Science. In the fall of 2012, he was elected to serve in a General Senate Seat. His initial interest in Student Government fostered from activism within class cabinet at FAMU. Currently serving as the Senate President Pro-Tempore and Constitution and Statues Chairman, he is responsible for assisting the Senate President, maintaining all Senate and Committee records, as well as overseeing the operations of the Constitution and Statues Committee. Post undergraduate studies, Shomari plans to attain a Masters in Public Administration and a Juris Doctorate. He will serve the students to the best of his ability and continue to help create tangible Osprey experiences.  




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Senate Secretary 

Leah Tolisano


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.