Executive Board

Job Descriptions

President – Statesboro Campus

President Dylan John

Dylan John

Masters in Applied Engineering (Construction Management)

David “Dylan” John, was born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka and completed his high school education at the prestigious private boys school S.Thomas’ College in Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka. Dylan was a Georgia Rotary Student Program (GRSP) scholar in the year 2011/12, when he was also awarded the William A Watt Memorial Award for the top GRSP scholar of the year. Dylan transferred to Georgia Southern University in 2013 and completed his Bachelors of science degree in Construction Management in May 2016. He is a current Masters in Applied Engineering student with a concentration in Construction Management and is also the current National Membership Chair for the Student Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Dylan is a brother of the Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity and is also the founder of the Mock Mediation club of Georgia Southern University, which won a world championship at the International Law school mediation tournament in 2015. He has been actively involved in 16 different student organizations at Georgia Southern and began his involvement with Student Government in Fall of 2014, He has since served as a senator for both the College-At-Large and the College of Engineering and Information Technology, as well as President for the 2016-2017 school year. Dylan is the 83nd President of the Student Government Association, the second International student and first Asian to be elected to serve as President of the Georgia Southern University Student Government Association.

Office Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10a-11a, 2p-3:30p 2p-5p 10a-11a, 2p-3:30p 2p-5p 10a-11a

President – Armstrong Campus

Nipuna Ambanpola

Bachelor’s Degree, Business/Managerial Economics

You are what you make yourself to be. Getting involved on campus is the fastest way to connect, inspire, and grow. Armstrong is a close-knit community and we should strive to uplift everyone because the good we do to society, will always do good to us.

Office Number: 912-344-3534

Office D238



 Executive Vice President – Armstrong Campus

Tajae Francis

Senior Political Science Major, Concentration in International Relations

Hello, I am Tajae Francis. I am a senior majoring in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations.  It is a pleasure to serve as your Vice President on this beautiful campus. As President of the Senate, it is a joy to ensure your voice and concerns are heard and acted on by your trusted representatives. I cannot emphasize enough that it is important to get involved. It is your key to being a part of the decision-making process for how things operate on campus. I am looking forward to what the year will bring and, if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to stop by my office.

Office Number: 912-344-3225

Office D239


 Executive Vice President – Statesboro Campus

Executive Vice President Valencia Warren

Valencia Warren

MBA, Management Information Systems, 2nd Year

Greetings Eagle Nation! My name is Valencia Warren and I am so proud to be able to serve “One More Time” as your 2017-2018 Executive Vice President. I got my start in leadership because someone took just a moment to plant an emotional investment in me. Simon Sinkek once said, “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” I am emotionally invested in the students of this campus and to the elevation of this institution. I recognize the unique ideas, backgrounds, and dynamics of each individual and I’m committed to engaging the Eagle Nation through the Student Government Association. It is time for our students taking ownership of their campus experience through SGA. This dynamic executive team will bring the energy, experience and passion necessary to ensure that student needs are met. Please feel free to contact me through email or stop me if you see me around campus. Hail Southern!! I can’t wait to chat!

Office Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10a-12p 12p-3p 10a-1p 12p-2p 12p-1p

Vice President of Academic Affairs:

Vice President of Academic Affairs Grantson Martin

Grantson Martin

Political Science Major, Business Minor

Hello, Eagles. My name is Grantson Martin, and I am serving as your 2017-2018 Vice President of Academic Affairs. I was born and raised in Hawkinsville, Georgia. I graduated from Fullington Academy in 2014 and started college at Middle Georgia State University’s School of Aviation that fall. After obtaining my Private Pilot’s License and holding several leadership positions there, I transferred to Georgia Southern in the spring of 2016. I had been involved in leadership roles since high school, so I was naturally attracted to Student Government Association. Two weeks after coming to Georgia Southern, I interviewed to become an SGA Senator for CLASS. I was successful, and I have been a member of SGA since that day. In the 2016-2017 academic year, I served as the first Chief of Staff of SGA. This position was implemented to be a chief adviser to the SGA President and to oversee all the individual projects of SGA Senators. I decided to run for VP of Academic Affairs because academics and the academic advancement and success of our institution is very important to me. I am very happy with where our institution is headed, and I look forward to serving the student body throughout this year.

Office Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10a-12p 9a-1p, 2p-3p 1:30p-4:30p

Vice President of Finance – Statesboro Campus

Vice President of Finance Emily Stephens

Emily Stephens

Marketing, Logistics Double Major

Hi, Eagles! My name is Emily Stephens and I am so incredibly humbled to have been elected your Vice President of Finance for the 2017-2018 academic year! I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Since I came to Georgia Southern in the fall of 2014, I have become very involved on and off campus. I began my involvement with SGA in August of 2016 as a Senator for the College of Business, and am so excited to close out my time at Georgia Southern in such an important role on campus. Relationships with students across campus are and always have been my top priority – I am more than excited to learn more about each student through individual and organization funding requests this year. I am happy to help in any way I can! Hail Southern & no place else!

For more information about Individual Funding click here.
For more information about Organizational Funding click here.

Office Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1p-4p 12:30p-4p 10a-1p


Treasurer – Statesboro Campus

Daniela Camacaro

International Affairs

Hello! My name is Daniela Camacaro and this year I have the pleasure to serve for this amazing campus as the Armstrong’s Student Government Association Treasurer. I am originally from Venezuela and I am currently majoring in International Affairs aspiring to one day work in the non-profit sector. Words might not be enough to fully express how happy I am to be a voice for the students and to cooperate with the university that has given me so much.
I am really looking forward to this 2017-2018 term and I sure hope we can all work together and have some fun! Please, feel free to come to my office or contact me via telephone or email if you have any questions or concerns.

Office Number: 912-344-3533

Office: D240

 Vice President of Auxiliary Affairs:

Vice President of Auxiliary Affairs Anu Morton

Anu Morton

Political Science Major, Public Relations Minor

Hello, Eagle Nation! My name is Anu Morton and I serve as the Vice President of Auxiliary Affairs for the Student Government Association. I am a senior Political Science major minoring in Public Relations from the city of Atlanta, GA. This is my third year involved in SGA and I have thoroughly enjoyed serving my fellow students and the Georgia Southern community. In my role as VP of Auxiliary Affairs, I work to ensure that all students are satisfied with the services provided by auxiliary services and to convey any concerns from the student body to leaders within auxiliary services. I look forward to continuing to serve Georgia Southern students in my new role.

Office Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10a-11a 11a-12:30p 1:30p-3:30p 2p-5p 10a-11a

Vice President of Student Engagement:

Vice President of Student Engagement Lizzy Jacks

Elizabeth Jacks

Marketing/Pre-Law Major

I am so honored to be elected as the Vice President of Student Engagement for the 2017-2018 school year. I was very lucky to serve as the assistant to the Student Engagement Coordinator last year as well as serving as a senator for the College of Business. I look forward to working with each and every organization on campus as well as connecting each student I can with the senate and administration.

Office Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
11:10a-12:10p, 2p-4p 10a-12:15p 11:10a-12:10p, 2p-4p 10a-12:12p 11:10a-12:10p


Graduate Assistant:

Eudiah Ochieng

Major: MPH, Community Health, 2nd Year

Hello, Eagle Nation! My name is Eudiah Ochieng and I serve as the Graduate Assistant for the Student Government Association. I received my bachelors degree in biology in May 2017 from Georgia Southern University and I am excited to be back continuing my education. This is my third year involved in SGA; I enjoy opportunities to serve students and to build community relationships. In my role as the graduate assistant, I work mainly with our safe ride program, ShuttleGus, office management, GSU Idol in the Fall, and SGA elections in the Spring. I look forward to meeting new students, connecting those to resources, and getting involved. Feel free to reach out to me for anything.

For more information about ShuttleGus click here.

Office Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
11a-4:30p 3p-4:30p 11a-4:30p 3p-4:30p 8a-11:30a, 2p-2:30p

Secretary – Armstrong Campus

Gabriela Montes


Hola! My name is Gabriela Montes, but prefer to go by Gabby. I have the privilege of being your Student Government Secretary for the next year. I have always loved being involved on campus and with the community. I strongly believe that it is important to make connections, I encourage students to go out of their way to get involved with school clubs or even meet a new person. You never know what knowledge you will gain or give! I am super exicted for what the year has to bring and hope you are too! Please feel free to stop by my office at anytime.

Office Number: 912-344-2775

Office: D241

Executive Assistant:

Macie Joyner

Finance Major w/ an emphasis in Real Estate

Hey! My name is Macie Joyner and I am a junior finance major with an emphasis in real estate. I am from the small town of Blackshear, Ga. This is my third year in Student Government and I have loved every minute of it. I began as a senator and then worked my way up to college chair and I am now your Executive Assistant. I enjoy serving students and working with a team to better our beautiful university. My favorite thing about Georgia Southern would be our traditions and watching Freedom’s Flight at every home game. I can’t wait to see what this year has in store!

Office Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12:30p-2p, 4p-5p 2:15p-3:15p 12:30p-2p, 4p-5p 10a-11:45a, 2p-3:15p

Graphics Designer:

Alaija Colon

Junior Information Technology Major, Minor Graphic Communications


Hello Eagle Nation! My name is Alajia Colon. I am a junior Information Technology major with a minor in Graphic Communications. I am from Alpharetta, GA where I attended Alpharetta High School. I am your 2017-2018 Public Relations/Web Designer, responsible for the graphics and promotional content you see for SGA. This is my first year in Student Government but I am already loving this organization. I love Georgia Southern because of the supportive environment I am surrounded with inside and outside of the classroom. I look forward to helping the student body in any way I can.

Office Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 3:30-5pm  3:30-5pm  10am-4:30pm


Jacob Walch

Junior Information Technology Major


Hello Eagles! My name is Jacob Walch and I serve as your Webmaster for the Student Government Association. I am originally from Gwinnett County, Georgia and graduated from Norcross High School in 2014. I started classes at Georgia Southern that fall and have loved it ever since. I study Information Technology with a focus in Multimedia Communications and I am a Junior in school. Previously, I served as a senator for the College of Engineering and Information Technology for 2016-2017 and I am thrilled to have been appointed to the position of Webmaster this semester. I’m very excited to serve all students of this campus with the executive board and senate body this year!

Office Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12:30pm-4:30pm 12:30pm-4:30pm  11am-1pm

Public Relations Coordinator:

Ashley Myers

Multimedia Communications Major

Hello there Eagle Nation! My name is Ashley Myers. A junior Multimedia Communications -Film & Production Major. I serve as your 2017-2018 Public Relations Coordinator for Student Government Association. I am a Chicagoland native, and I am here at GSU because they have an awesome Film & Production program. My favorite things about Georgia Southern would have to be the amazing southern hospitality and the scenery of this pretty little campus. I am so excited to serve with my fellow peers in SGA.

Office Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30a-10:30a, 12p-5p 9:30a-10:30a, 12p-4p

Chief of Staff:

Keely Lassig

Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design Major, Economics Minor

Greetings Georgia Southern Student Body!

I am humbled to serve as your 2017-2018 Chief of Staff. I have the opportunity to work with your Senate representatives, navigating over 35 individual projects aimed towards improving your student experience. Throughout the year, we will focus on collaborating with student organizations, optimizing results and the amount of students we reach through our work.

A little about me. I was born and raised in Peachtree City, Ga where I graduated from McIntosh High School. In addition to Student Government, I serve as a Southern Ambassador and a devoted student to GSU’s Fashion Merchandising program. I spend my summers with Nordstrom as a sales and management associate.

I am honored to serve in such a pivotal role as our university enters a new chapter and cannot wait to accomplish great things. Go Eagles!

Office Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
11:10a-2p 11a-12p, 11:10a-2p, 11a-12p 11a-12p

Eagles for Eagles Graduate Assistant:


Rachel Lewis

Masters in Mathematics, 1st Year

Hellooo Eagles! I’ve just joined the Eagles Nation this year after graduating from Armstrong , which is now coincidentally apart of Georgia Southern as well.  Since arriving here, I have noticed how much the students, faculty and staff really love and care about each other. My job as the Eagles for Eagles for Eagles GA is a direct example of  that love.  I am honored to be this unique position of helping students in extreme financial hardship. I look forward to working with everyone on campus to raise money for Eagles for Eagles and if any student organizations or individuals have fundraising ideas, please feel free to reach out!

Office Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8a-10:30a, 2p-5p 8a-10:30a, 2p-5p 11a-4:30p

Last updated: 2/16/2018

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