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Student Governing Council

Student Governing Council (SGC) serves as the voice of the student body to administrators and faculty at KU Medical Center, as well as to the outside community. It is the primary representative body of the students at the medical center.

Our Mission

The Student Governing Council (SGC) voting members come from the respective student governing bodies from each of the schools that make up KU Medical Center, which includes The Association of Undergraduate Students of Nursing, The Graduate Student Council, The Medical Student Assembly and The School of Health Professions Senate.

Executive Board and Responsibilities

President - Jack Ayres
The primary representative of the KUMC Student Body to administration, staff and the outside world.

Chairperson - Stephanie Matthews
The presiding officer over senate proceedings, in charge of running executive and full senate meetings.

Vice President - Connor Mathes
Coordinates ongoing efforts among the SGC executive committee, committee co-chairs, and the Presidents of AUSN, GSC, MSA and SHP.

Director of Finance - Kyle Rampetsreiter
Manages all of SGC finances-a budget of approximately $50,000 per year.

Director of Communications - Aaron Diederich
Solicits input from and distributes SGC information to the KUMC student body.


Campus Management Committee Finance Committee Interprofessional Committee Student Services Committee
Dan Vu (MSA) Alonso Acevedo (SHP) Gabby Rao (SHP) Vacant
Ashtyn Schieferecke Suraj Shankar (MSA) Lubna Alnaim Emily Downey (AUSN)
Gianna LaSusa (SHP) Mallory Smith (GSC) Lauren Sinik (MSA) Ashley Cloud (GSC)
Sanjay Parashar (MSA) Shannon McCoy (SHP) Annie Libeer (SHP) Krystal Iheme (GSC)
Paige Davis (AUSN) Nhat Chau (MSA) Jaime Mortimer (GSC) Charlie Johnson (SHP)
Taylor Escher (GSC) Joe Fritzlen (MSA) Ben Stickler (SHP) Lauren Hunter (SHP)
Kanav Aggarwal (GSC) Samantha Hoover (GSC) Mariah Johnson (MSA)
Marissa Gatti (AUSN) Olivia Provance (GSC) Maggie Kowalski-Reynolds
Mike Panek (SHP)


Campus Management
The campus management committee represents student interests to the following campus entities:

  • Parking
  • Information Resources (IR)
  • Facilities
  • KUMC Police

Members of the SGC Finance Committee meets at least once per month to evaluate and vote upon funding applications for student organizations, as well as student travel awards.

The Interprofessional Committee is responsible for the ongoing effort to make KU Medical Center a more collaborative, interprofessional place. They coordinate with the Office of Student Life to throw events like Faculty Appreciation Day and Post-Interprofessional-Education parties.

Student Services
The members of the Student Services Committee meet regularly with administrators in Student Health, Financial Aid, Kirmayer Fitness Center, Student Life, Dykes Library, International Programs and the Registrar's Office to work on optimizing the services these departments provide for students.

Funding Information

  • If you are a student organization, you can request funding. A medical center login is required.  Funding requests will only be considered if the event being funded is open to all KU Medical Center students.
  • If you are a student and wish to apply for a travel award, please read our travel award guidelines (PDF) first, then apply for funding. A medical center login is required.


Our meetings are held every other Tuesday evening from 5-6 p.m. CST. on ZOOM.

Contact Us

If you have a question, comment or concern pertaining to KU Medical Center, please email

Office of Student Life
1006 Orr Major
Mail Stop 4018
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160