Executive Board

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.

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!

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.

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!

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Vice President of Auxiliary Affairs Anu Morton

Anu Morton

___________ Major

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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.


Eudiah Ochieng

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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!


Timothy Arnold

Information Technology Major, Business Minor

Hello Eagle Nation. I am a senior majoring in Information Technology. I am from the city of Atlanta. I transferred to Georgia Southern in Spring 2015 from Clayton State University and I have enjoyed every second here at Southern. My goal is to keep you up to date with SGA events and information through our website. I am excited to be your Web Designer for SGA for the 2017-2018 school year.


Ashley Myers

_______ Major

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Chief of Staff Keely Lassig

Keely Lassig

Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design Major, Economics Minor

Hello Students! I am very much looking forward to serving as Student Government’s 2nd appointed Chief of Staff. I have the opportunity to work very closely with your student representatives through their senator projects. Throughout the year, my goal is to reach out to as many student groups, while tangibly meeting the concerns of students by means of the senator projects.

I was born and raised in Peachtree City, Ga where I graduated from McIntosh High School. In my free time, I am a fashion illustrator and a Nordstrom Salesperson. I have previously been appointed, later elected as a Senator in the College of Business Administration. I also serve as a Southern Ambassador and have been involved in a Greek Life organization.


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!

Last updated: 10/16/2017

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