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Legislative Branch

Positions will be updated continuously. We currently have 3 Senate seats not yet filled within the Legislative Branch, please refer to the Student Government homepage for any relevant applications.


The Legislative Branch of the University of North Florida's Student Government is responsible for serving the university's students in the Senate by passing legislation and resolutions on their behalf. The Legislative Branch is also responsible for representing the students in all national, state, local, and university-wide concerns as their elected representatives.

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Senate President

Thomas Pluchon


The Senate President is responsible for leading the Senate.


Thomas Pluchon is a dual Political Science and International Studies major. Born in France and raised in Miami, Florida, he attended and graduated from Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School in 2017. Thomas was originally appointed to the Senate in the summer of 2017, before being chosen as Senate President Pro Tempore in the Fall. After graduating from UNF, Thomas plans to pursue a career in either business or politics. In his spare time, Thomas enjoys reading, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family.

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Senate President Pro Tempore

Sonia Vargas


The Senate President Pro-Tempore maintains all Senate and Committee records. They are responsible for leading the Constitution and Statutes Committee, which resolves conflicts concerning the Constitution and Statues, and the Senate Policies and Procedures.


Sonia Vargas is a sophomore at UNF majoring in Anthropology. A Jacksonville native, she graduated from Paxon School for Advanced Studies in 2017. She enjoys people watching in Ozprey Plaza, and Chinese food. Sonia is dedicated to serving the student body, and looks forward to being able to hear what the students want to see done at UNF this upcoming year.

Legislative Cabinet

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Senate Secretary

Jorgia Wilson


The Senate Secretary takes minutes at Senate Meetings and Committee Meetings. The position is also responsible for maintaining the Legislative, Judicial, and Elections portions on the Student Government website. 


Jorgia Wilson is from Naples, Florida and is studying Psychology here at UNF. In the future, she hopes to become a Speech-Language Pathologist and work with special needs children. During her free time, she enjoys listening to music, snacking, and doing nothing. Jorgia is passionate about giving back to the students and is eager to see what the year holds. 

Kenneth Smith

Budget & Allocations Chair

Kenneth Smith



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Government Oversight Chair

Patrick Healy


The Government Oversight Committee is responsible for oversight in all intergovernmental affairs of Student Government. The GO Committee is responsible for vetting and forwarding candidates for Senate, as well as forwarding presidential appointments for the Executive Cabinet and Supreme Court.


Patrick Healy is a junior here at UNF, and this is his first term as Senator. Patrick thoroughly enjoys working for the government, but when he is not doing that, he enjoys eating, watching old vines, and not speaking to anyone.

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University & Student Affairs Chair

Kathryn Schneider


Kathryn Schneider, often called Ally, is a native of Jacksonville and has loved her time at UNF so far. Schneider plans to pursue a PhD in sociology after she graduates. In her free time, she loves to read and spend time with friends at a variety of coffee shops around Jacksonville. Please feel free to reach out to Ally about any ideas or concerns you have regarding UNF.