Fall 2018 Student Senate Members.

Student Senate Information


The Student Senate is the official voice of the NHCC students.

Student Senate Constitution

The Constitution was revised and reviewed by campus during Spring 2015 through Fall 2015. It was voted on and ratified on October 22, 2015 and amended on March 31, 2016, September 22, 2016, and January 25, 2018.

2018-19 Student Senate Leadership

  • President - Kate Lawrence
  • Vice President - Blessing Ola-Joseph
  • Secretary - Dylan Evans
  • Treasurer - Motunrayo Ajayi
  • Public Relations Coordinator - Da Vang
  • Legislative Coordinator - Priscilla Mayowa
  • Diversity & Equity Coordinator -Elizabeth Vang
  • Senators at Large - Olena Chernets, Karina Gonzalez, Suad Mohamed, Caleb Takyi, and Elain Kolaru
  • Ombuds - Lewis Ostego, Sohfiat Hassan

2018-19 Meeting Information

2018-19 Schedule: All meetings are set for 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. in Campus Center 244.

All meeting agendas will be posted here the Tuesday of each scheduled meeting week. After meeting minutes are approved, they will be posted here, approximately two weeks after each meeting. If you would like to request to speak at a meeting, or present an agenda item, email senatepresident@nhcc.edu, or lfort@nhcc.edu.

Fall Semester

  • September 13, 2018
  • September 27, 2018
  • October 11, 2018
  • November 1, 2018
  • November 15, 2018
  • December 6, 2018

Spring Semester

  • January 31, 2019
  • February 21, 2019
  • March 7, 2019
  • March 28, 2019
  • April 11, 2019
  • April 25, 2019

Student Senate Officer Eligibility

All officers shall act in accordance with the Constitution. The term for executive board officers is one year, beginning on July 1 and ending on June 30 of the following year. Executive board officers may run for a second term. No one may serve as an officer of the Student Senate for more than two years.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The president shall preside at all Student Senate meetings, represent the Student Senate to the college and others, and convene the executive board at least monthly during an academic term.
  • The vice president shall assume the duties and responsibilities during the president's absence.
  • The secretary shall record the meeting minutes of the Student Senate and maintain a permanent record of said minutes in the Student Senate computer, along with a hard copy on file in the Student Senate office.
  • The public relations coordinator shall be responsible for posting the agenda on the Student Senate bulletin board two (2) days prior to a Student Senate meeting.
  • The legislative coordinator shall be responsible for all legislative affairs of the Student Senate that shall be conducted in the best interest of the North Hennepin Community College student body.
  • The diversity & equity coordinator shall be responsible for working to create an inclusive student community and tracking progress on the college's diversity master plan.
  • The senators at large represent the general student body on all student issues and lead at least one project per year of their interest.
  • The club and organization representatives serve as a voting members of student senate to vote on issues of student concern.
  • All executive board officers shall attend all Minnesota State College Student Association (LeadMN) general assembly meetings. Appeals may be made to the Student Senate executive board.

LEADMN - Minnesota State College Student Association

All enrolled two-year college students are represented by LEADMN, a state-wide student organization. They represent the 180,000 two-year college students in Minnesota. To get information regarding their leadership trainings, scholarships or more, go to www.leadmn.org.