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  • Student senators discuss issues at their annual retreat
  • Student senators discuss issues at their annual retreat
  • Student senators discuss issues at their annual retreat
  • Student senators discuss issues at their annual retreat
  • Student senators discuss issues at their annual retreat
  • Student senators discuss issues at their annual retreat
  • Student senators discuss issues at their annual retreat
  • Student senators discuss issues at their annual retreat

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. 

2020-21 Student Senate

 

BriggsStudent Senate/Student Senate Consultative Committee Chair

Briggs Tople
tople007@umn.edu


 

 

gunnarStudent Senate/Student Senate Consultative Committee Vice Chair

Gunnar Frahm
frahm043@d.umn.edu

 

 

 

bauerStudent Senate/Student Senate Consultative Committee Ranking Senator

Sydney Bauer
bauer891@umn.edu

 

 

 

Chris Kwapick Head ShotStaff

Chris Kwapick
Senate Associate
University Senate Office
kwap0003@umn.edu
612-301-1224

News & Updates

Over the course of the past year, the Student Senate Consultative Committee (SSCC) has been meeting with University administrators to discuss the creation of a system-wide survey designed for students who rent off campus.

Ryan MachtmesRyan Machtmes likes to say he grew up in academia. While his mother attained an A.B.D. in crop physiology and her Ph.D. in research methods in education, the family moved around a lot, but always in proximity to a college campus. Machtmes holds a masters degree in applied statistics and is now on track to become a second-generation Ph.D. His participation in University Senate shared governance includes membership on the Disabilities Issues Committee, as well as the University Senate. “I’ve always been strongly committed to service work and servant leadership,” Machtmes said. Click the link to read more.

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