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.
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 - Hammad Hussain, Health Information Management
The primary representative of the KUMC Student Body to administration, staff and the outside world.
Senate Chair - Nathanael Garcia, Medicine
The presiding officer over senate proceedings, in charge of running executive and full senate meetings.
Vice President - Connor Mathes, Medicine
Coordinates ongoing efforts among the SGC executive committee, committee co-chairs, and the Presidents of AUSN, GSC, MSA and SHP.
Director of Finance - Jack Kovarik, Medicine
Manages all of SGC finances-a budget of approximately $50,000 per year.
Director of Communications - MacKenzie Gwinner, Medicine
Solicits input from and distributes SGC information to the KUMC student body.
The campus management committee represents student interests to the following campus entities:
- Information Resources (IR)
- 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.
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.
- 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 the SGC Travel Award FAQs (PDF) first, then apply for funding.
Our meetings are held every other Wednesday evening from 5-6 p.m. CST. via Microsoft Teams