About Student Government

2017 Student Government Association

Purpose of the Student Government Association

The members of the Student Government Association are dedicated to: staying aware of the general welfare of the student body; serving as a channel of communication between the student body, faculty and administration; establishing and executing programs and projects beneficial to the student body, and promoting and improving relations between the local community and the student body.


Executive Officers

Every spring semester the student body elects three Executive Officers. Each Executive Officer is over a branch of SGA. The President is over the Executive Branch, the Vice President is over the Legislative Branch, and the Chief Justice is over the Justice Branch. The 2018-2019 Student Government Association Executive Officers are:

President - Richard Davis Jr.

Vice President - Jazelle Harris

Chief Justice - Alberto Valenzuela


 Office Staff

Director for Student Engagement

angelaphotoAngela James (ajames@southeastern.edu

Angela James has been the Interim Director of the Office for Student Engagement since Summer 2017. Prior to her start in OSE, she served in the University Counseling Center and the Office of Disability Services, where she continues to serve as Director. She also currently advises the Student Government Association through their day to day operations. 

As an undergraduate here at Southeastern Louisiana University, Angela was active as a student leader and held membership in a number of organizations while here on campus. Through those experiences, Angela developed a passion for student development and student engagement that helped propel her into her current career path.

Angela received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees here at Southeastern. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Master’s degree in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Student Affairs.

Angela began her professional career in 2004 at Tulane University in Student Affairs, shortly after receiving her Master’s degree. While there, Angela had the opportunity to serve on the Staff Development Committee and assisted in planning meaningful programming for members of the Division of Student Affairs and its students.

In 2008, Angela rejoined the Lion Family and has had the opportunity to work in a number of areas at Southeastern and has contributed to a number of projects and initiatives at the university.

Assistant Director for Student Engagement

kylephotoKyle Gallagher (steven.gallagher@southeastern.edu)

Kyle Gallagher oversees all areas of Fraternity and Sorority Life. Primary Advisor for Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Collegiate Panhellenic Council. He assists with the day to day functions of the Office for Student Engagement. 

Graduate Assistant


Student Government Association Resources and Programs

Office Services

Located within the Office for Student Engagement, Student Union Room 2307, SGA offers free Scantrons, BlueBooks, Pens, Pencils, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Tea, water, and fax use. 


Every year the SGA Senate allocates money to fund scholarships for students enrolled in the Study Abroad Program. Along with the Study Abroad Scholarships, SGA also offers an endowed scholarship in every academic college.

Travel Grants

Students can apply for grants each year to help assist in funding for educational conferences and conventions.

Departmental Grants

Departments can apply for grants each academic year to assist in funding for educational projects, programs, or events that will enhance the image of the university or benefit the student body.

*Any questions regarding either type of grant can be addressed on our grant page, check it out here!

Capital Outlay

The Student Government Association provides funds for campus beautification and renovation projects to better our campus community.

Campus Programs and Events

The Student Government Association sponsors programs and events such as Homecoming, The Big Event, voter registration events, speakers, athletic partnerships, and many other campus events.

Leadership Council

The Leadership Council is a perfect entry into SGA. The Leadership Council is in place to educate interested students on campus resources, student orgranizations, SGA, and which branch they would best fit in to. The Leadership Council meets weekly during the fall semester.