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: Caitlin Hone
  • Evan Tellinghuisen 
  • Shelby Guthrie
  • Adam Vantelligen

Public Relations

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

  • Chair: Tiati Thelen
  • Kate Knott
  • Amanda Penning
  • Rosalia Dawley


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.

  • Chief Financial Officer: Kate Schumann
  •  Enzo Tessaro
  • Ezra Grothe
  • Kenneth Veith

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: Mark Rotert
  • Bryan Waugh
  • Megan Riel
  • Anoushka Sharma


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

  • Chair: Summer Rogers
  • Aaron Campbell
  • Miles Neville