The Executive Council is the governing body of the Student Government Association. It includes the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Chairperson of the Campus Activities Board, Chief of Staff, Chairperson of the Men's Affairs Board, and the Chairperson of the Women's Affairs Board. If you see an issue on campus, have an idea for improvement, or question, contact one of these students!
My name is Chip Wilson, and I am the President of the Executive Council. Being from Millington, TN. I find that Mississippi weather can be unpredictable and a bit warmer than home. I am a Spanish major with a minor in TESOL, and I plan on applying and hopefully attending Mississippi College's Physician Assistant School post-graduation. My time at MC has been remarkable, and even having served on SGA all four years, this year has been my favorite thus far. I have the privilege of working at FBC Madison as the associate youth director and absolutely love it. I hope to serve The Lord as an international missionary after my collegiate years and serve at an orphanage overseas.
My name is Mary McRae, and I serve as the Vice-President of SGA and the President of Student Senate. I am a junior mathematics major and business finance minor from Tishomingo, Mississippi (population 339). When I graduate I plan on going into the field of actuarial science. I have been a part of SGA for three years- two as a student senator, and this year as Vice-President. I am also involved in Laguna Social Tribe, where I serve as Treasurer. I am excited to serve as Vice-President, and I hope to do the best job that I can.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” (Colossians 3:23)
“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.” (John 13:14-15)
Senate is the legislative branch of SGA. It is made up of nine senators from each class, all four class presidents, two international senators, and two transfer senators. The purpose of Senate is to be a voice to administration. We write bills pertaining to campus improvement, and use discernment to vote on these bills each week. Senate is a great way to be involved and to make a difference on campus.
As Vice-President, my goal is to make whatever we do in Senate meaningful. Whether it is adding more light poles to a parking lot, completely changing an on-campus restaurant, or making advising a better experience for students, I want everything that is done to have a lasting impact, and for senators to have an opportunity to serve our campus.
Senate elections take place each spring, and freshmen senate elections take place at the beginning of each fall semester. Senators serve for a full year.
SGA Vice-President/President of the Senate
CAB is a board of up to 30 students, one Chairperson, and one sponsor. CAB meets weekly to plan and organize events for campus. The Chairperson serves on Executive Council and is chosen by the student body. CAB members apply and interview with returning CABer's, the CAB Chairperson and the CAB sponsor.
I have served on the Campus Activities Board since my freshman year at MC, and I am so honored to spend my senior year serving Mississippi College as the CAB Chairperson. Our goal as a board this year has been to create new events and alter the atmosphere of classic events to attract more students from different areas of campus life. At the end of last school year we took a survey of students in order to better understand what the student body wants to see happen on campus; we have been working to make those changes and improvements, but if there is any way that we can better serve you please let us know. We hope to see you at our next event! Follow @MC_CABEvents on Twitter to stay updated with what is happening on campus!
Campus Activities Board Chairperson /Mississippi College SGA
Emma Carroll Waller
My name is Emma Carroll Waller, and I am a Junior from Jackson, MS. I am a Business Administration major, but I hope to go to Occupational Therapy school when I graduate. I have served as a student Senator for two years and this is my third year to be a part of SGA. As a member of the Student Government Association, I have loved getting to be a part of decisions being made that help to better our campus. It has been an honor to serve on Executive Council this year as Secretary.
Emma Carroll Waller
My name is Brianna Blackwell, and I am originally from Pearl, Mississippi. My major is Social Work with a minor in both French and TESOL. Throughout my first three years at Mississippi College, I was a member of the Lady Choctaw soccer team. Given my passion for languages and culture, I had the privilege of working for the MC International Department and had the opportunity to further my knowledge of the French language through the MC study abroad program last summer in France.
The Conduct Branch consists of a Student Hearing Board. This board is comprised of six appointed board members and the chief justice. The Student Hearing Board handles all traffic violation appeals as well as other hearings that are not under the Residence Life heading. This board meets on a weekly basis to handle all recent appeals.
Christian Development Chairperson
It is an honor to serve as your SGA Christian Development Chairperson, or CDC. My time at MC has included so many wonderful opportunities. Being an officer in my social tribe, tutoring in the Writing Center, and serving as a senator all helped me better understand how to leverage my skills to serve others and understand of my responsibility to our campus and beyond. Being on Executive Council, however, is to me the culmination of everything I hoped for in my campus involvement. By working with the other branches of SGA and the administrators in the Office of Christian Development, my hope is to facilitate a sense of investment among us as students in the spiritual life of campus, creating a culture worth sharing with the world.
It is the goal of the Christian Development Chairperson to represent student interests to the Office of Christian Development and further enable students to become actively engaged with the spiritual life of campus. Our goal is to move toward increasing student agency that facilitates and promotes opportunities for community service, create events with a spiritual emphasis to re-center our focus on Christ, and channels student feedback about Chapel. By representing the student body to administration and seeking to enact students' vision for a thriving spiritual life on campus, the CDC and the student committee are working to live out MC's commitment to the cause of Christ.
Christian Development Coordinator
My full name is Héctor Gabriel Tanco Rodriguez, and I am from San Juan, Puerto Rico. I am a Senior Accounting major in the School of Business at MC. I am currently the President of the Mississippi College Investment Club (MCIC), a Resident Assistant at the New Men’s residence hall, and a proud member of Civitan Men's club. I also have the honor of being a member of Mortar Board and being selected as a Who's Who in Among Students in American Universities and Colleges alongside some of my fellow Executive Council members. I love my position as Treasurer and being part of a great team that wants the best for the students and institution as a whole.
Chief of Staff
My name is Bretton, and I'm the Chief of Staff. I'm a Communications major with an emphasis in Mass Media from Brookhaven, MS. I work in the television studio here on campus and serve as a media intern at Broadmoor Baptist Church in Madison. These two together mean that I shoot and edit videos all day, every day. My minor is English with an emphasis in Literature, so I write a paper about as often as the Cafeteria serves fried chicken (twice a week or so). Moreover, I know a lot about local news and have a mild scholarly interest in television talk shows. I'm very invested in seeing Mississippi College live out its mission statement to the fullest: To be a university recognized for academic excellence and a commitment to the cause of Christ.
Being a Class Officer is a great way to get involved here at MC. Class Officers are the representatives of their classes to the Student Government Association and are integral to the success of the SGA. They are involved in event planning and decision making for the class.
Chief of Staff/Class Officers