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  • 8 members of the Student Senate in silly poses
  • 10 members of the Student Senate pose. 6 are seated in the front row and 4 are standing behind them.
  • Seven members of the Student Senate pose with their arms around each other
  • 5 members of the Student Senate in conversation, laughing.
  • University Student Senate Meeting
  • University Student Senate Meeting
  • 10 members of the Student Senate in a silly pose.
  • University of Minnesota Crookston Student Senators

The Student Senate is the University of Minnesota's internal governance body representing all students at the Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and Twin Cities campuses. Each senator that serves on the Student Senate is charged with representing students within the University of Minnesota system as a whole. The Student Senate works to ensure a student voice in system-wide University decisions of policy and process. 

2017-18 Student Senate

Shantal PaiStudent Senate/Student Senate Consultative Committee Chair

Shantal Pai



Aleksander HolleranStudent Senate/Student Senate Consultative Committee Vice Chair

Aleksander Holleran



Adi PenugondaStudent Senate/Student Senate Consultative Committee Ranking Senator

Adi Penugonda



Barbara IrishStaff

Barbara Irish
Senate Associate
University Senate Office