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Student Senate

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Mujtaba Hassan

President

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

smhassan@​knox.edu

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Mission Statement

The Knox College Student Senate plays a significant role in college activity. The Student Senate is responsible for the management of money between clubs, rolling out new ideas and projects, and voicing the needs of students to improve campus life. Senators are elected by their classmates and stand on student and faculty-led committees.

Public Comment Is Virtual

Please fill out our public comment form before 7pm on Thursdays to have your public comment considered in our GA. You can attend the GA as well, via the calendar invite on the Knox Calendar, but if you are unable to make it we will still read your public comment. You can expect a response back from us within a few days of submitting your public comment to confirm that we received it and let you know about the answer or the steps we're taking in response. 

Executive Committee  

President Mujtaba Hassan ’22

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President Hassan is a senior double-majoring in computer science and integrative business & management. He started in the senate as a first year and will have served on senate for three years of his academic time at Knox. He originally joined the senate to gain a deeper understanding of student government, and soon realized the need for continuity and the progression of this organization of student leaders which is essential to student life at Knox. President Hassan is also a co-president of the Business Club and the Economics Club at Knox College. He enjoys working on small and large scale projects to support people in a time that he feels people need support the most. Feel free to reach out to him on any platform, he is always ready to listen.  

Vice President - None at this time, will be decided in elections early Fall term. Please contact Lydia Mitchell if you have any concerns!

Secretary Caleb Baird ’24

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Secretary Baird is a sophomore majoring in political science. He joined senate as a first-year and is excited for his second year working for our campus. Outside of senate, Caleb is a political junkie who also enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and playing video games. He is dedicated to making the senate easier to approach and more representative of our student population. If you have any questions/comments/concerns about the senate or just want to talk politics feel free to reach out! cibaird@knox.edu

Treasurer Daniel Bien ’22

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Treasurer Daniel Bien is a senior double major in environmental studies and political science. He has been involved in senate since his sophomore year, joining the finance committee. As chief financial advocate for Student Senate, he is tasked with advising the student senate about the college's financial matters and supporting student club organizations. He hopes to bring transparency and efficiency to the student club budgeting process. Daniel is president of the Pre-Law Club, treasurer of Phi Gamma Delta, saxophonist for the Knox Jazz Ensemble, orientation leader, and TRIO member. He looks forward to working with students and club leaders.

Campus Life Chair Jamil Davis ’23

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Chairperson Davis is a junior with plans to double major in public policy and economics. He has served as a student senator his freshman year before serving two consecutive terms as campus life chair. As his sophomore year rolled around he continued to serve as a senator before being elected campus life chair. Chairperson Davis joined Student Senate to become a part of the mechanism for change on the Knox campus and is very passionate about creating effective change that the student body can benefit from. As campus life chair, he is able to be in close conversations that impact students directly such as dining concerns, housing concerns, and particularly theme housing concerns. Outside of senate, Chairperson Davis is a member of the Delta Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity and the Knox College Track and Field. In his free time he enjoys reading, playing video games, playing soccer and hanging out with his friends and family. If you see him around campus do not be afraid to say hello. 

If you have any questions about the student life enhancement fund, dining services concerns, or questions about theme housing, feel free to contact Chairperson Davis at jadavis@knox.edu.

Campus Outreach Chair Sarah Wallenfelsz ’22

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Chairperson Wallenfelsz is a senior double majoring in biology and computer science. She joined senate as a senator this past year to try and help the general student body feel more comfortable approaching senate with their issues, and she is absolutely thrilled to develop the campus outreach chair role into a key part of senate. When she isn’t on senate, she is PR for the Improv Club, hosts a radio show on WVKC, acts in the New Plays Workshop each term, works in the Student Financial Services Office, and at the Galesburg Public Library, and is a member of the City of Galesburg’s Youth Commission. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games, spending time with her friends, and watching video essays. She looks forward to talking to students and senate members about how to make senate a more open place, so feel free to reach out if you want to talk!

Diversity - None at this time, will be decided in elections early Fall term. Please contact President Hassan if you have any concerns!

Health and Wellness Chair Eeman Mahar ’23

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Chairperson Mahar is a senior double majoring in biology and psychology. She was elected as health and wellness chair this year. She joined the senate because she wants to work to make a difference in the lives of students and the senate provides her a platform to do that. She believes that health and wellness are the most important part of anyone's life. She also believes there’s room for improvement on campus and wants to work with the campus to add on to current resources. This year she will be working with counseling services and disability services to spread awareness about mental health and disabilities, and increase resources for students on campus. She has a number of projects in the talks with senior management currently. She also will be continuing the condom hotline and the Aunt Flow pad and tampon initiative. Her other involvements include: UNICEF PR chair, STEAM Club Vice President and student representative for the Board of Trustees. Feel free to reach out about any concerns or suggestions you have to make our campus a better place.

Sustainability Chair Teagan Springer ’24

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Chairperson Springer is a sophomore who is majoring in anthropology and sociology and minoring in Spanish and studio art. In addition to her role in the senate, she is a first-year RA. Sustainability has always been a passion of hers. At Knox, she has engaged in sustainability through coursework, Students for Sustainability, Sunrise, and volunteering at the Share Shop and the Knox Farm. This year, she is excited to work with the senate and the student body to implement sustainability solutions across all fields, including composting, increased access to filtered water, and reduced single-use plastic consumption. Please reach out to her to discuss your concerns or ideas about sustainability on campus!

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Printed on Wednesday, October 27, 2021