Student Affairs

Mission: To improve student life on campus by assessing student opinion and gauging of relevance in areas such as student rights, student discounts, university future, and parking. We use this input to help shape policy and direction of the Student Association.

  • Chair: Rachel Raysby
  • Alex Schimbeno
  • Patrick Shaw
  • Alex Spilman
  • Luke Videckis

Public Relations

Mission: To facilitate healthy communication between Student Association, student organizations, the student body, the administration, and the community.

  • Chair: Wyatt Engel
  • Hope Dosch
  • Caitlin Hone
  • Katharine Knott
  • Brenton Svitak


Mission:  Serving the Senate and student organizations by monitoring funds, appropriating SOAP and GAF monies, exploring financial opportunities, and informing students about funding issues that directly affect the quality and accessibility of their education.

  • Chair: Nicole VanDerWolde
  • Ezra Grothe
  • Edward Knudsen
  • Kate Schumann
  • Eileen Spilman

Government Relations

Mission: Responsible for representing the Student Association to the city, state, and larger regions; lobbying various groups for higher education issues that directly impact SD Mines; recruiting and retaining members of Senate while pronouncing morale within the organization; and conducting elections.

  • Chair: Alysia Rupp
  • Kelsey Hibl
  • Meerab Joseph
  • Sahil Prabhudesai
  • Megan Riel


Mission: To maintain and uphold the Student Association constitution and facilitate the creation and continuation of student organizations.

  • Chair: Paige Dexter
  • Aaron Campbell
  • Noah Klamm
  • George Tillman