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Student Governing Council

Our Mission:

The Student Governing Council (SGC) is the primary representative body of the students at KUMC. Its voting members come from the respective student governing bodies from each of the constituent schools that make up KUMC, which include The Association of Undergraduate Students of Nursing, The Graduate Student Council, The Medical Student Assembly and The School of Health Professions Senate. SGC serves as the voice of the student body to administrators and faculty at KUMC, as well as to the outside community.

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 Mgmt committeeFinance CommitteeInterprofessional CommitteeStudent 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 Technology (IT)
  • 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 KUMC 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 Registrars office to work on optimizing the services these departments provide for students.

Funding Info:

  • If you are a student organization and wish to apply for funding for an event(s), click HERE (login required). Please note: SGC funding requests will only be considered if the event being funded is open to all KUMC students.
  • If you are a student and wish to apply for a travel award, please read THIS first, then apply HERE (login required).

Contact Us:

If you have a question, comment or concern pertaining to KUMC, please email

Our meetings are held every other Tuesday evening from 5pm to 6pm CST. To listen in, download the Zoom app at and join the meeting using this link: Click HERE

Last modified: Jul 15, 2021