Legislative Branch

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Senate President

 Dallas Burke

 sgasp@unf.edu

 
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

sgaspt@unf.edu

 

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.

 

 

 

   
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Senate Secretary 

Lauren King
sgasssec@unf.edu


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.

 

Lauren came to UNF from Lake Mary, Florida with high hopes. While pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Child Psychology with a Minor in Criminal Justice, she hopes to further her education after graduating by achieving a Masters and, eventually, a Doctorate in Psychology. Lauren is currently an active sister of the Eta Omicron chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta. In her free time, she enjoys playing lacrosse, reading fiction novels, and snowboarding.

 

   
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Budget & Allocations Chair

Christopher Jordan

sgabac@unf.edu

 

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!

 

   
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Government Oversight Chair

 Warren Butler

sgagoc@unf.edu

 

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. 

 

Warren Butler is a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, FL and a 2015 graduate of Stanton College Preparatory School. He came to UNF with an interest in politics and public service, and has ended up serving the student body as Senator since the Summer B term of 2015 and as Government Oversight Committee Chairman since April 2016. In addition to his service in Student Government, Warren is President of the UNF College Democrats and enjoys devoting himself to community service. Warren is dedicated to his studies and is majoring in Political Science with minors including History and Community Leadership. Warren plans to attend graduate school after his time at UNF to either study public administration, diplomacy, or law.

   
Ania Cajuste

University and Student Affairs Chair


 Ania Cajuste

sgausac@unf.edu

 

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. 

 

Ania Cajuste is a senior studying Communications with a focus in Public Relations. She first joined Student Government as the Event Coordinator for Club Alliance in the summer of 2014. She was then elected into Senate in spring 2015, and was reelected the following year. She is a first generation Caribbean-American and was born in Brockton, Massachusetts and moved to Florida when she was 8. After graduating, Ania would like to attend graduate school to receive her Master’s Degree in English.