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Michelle Wilk - President  

wilk@student.uiwtx.edu

President Michelle

 

Brayan Quintela- Vice President

quintela@student.uiwtx.edu

 

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Desmond Ndikum- Chief of Staff

ndikum@student.uiwtx.edu

 

Desmond Ndikum is a Philosophy and Pastoral Ministry major. He served as a Student Senator representing the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Desmond hopes to create an environment where students' voices are heard and taken seriously. He believes that every student has something to offer to make the community a better place. In addition to his position of Chief of Staff, he currently chairs the Student Engagement Committee, serves on the University Planning Commission, and is Speaker of the Student General Assembly. He hopes to leave UIW better than he met it.

 

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Jacqueline A. Cacayoren - Secretary

cacayore@student.uiwtx.edu

 

Jacqueline A. Cacayoren (Jackie) is from Brownsville, Texas. Jackie is a third year student studying Political Science. Jackie first joined Student Government Spring 2013 as the freshmen senator and was appointed Secretary Fall 2013 and was re-elected in 2014. Jackie is also involved in other organizations such as: Pi Sigma Alpha, Business Club, National Society of Leadership and Success, and a member of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority. Jackie says that one of her biggest achievements while serving for the student government association was being a part of the team who passed the Student Legacy Fund. Jackie hopes to serve as a positive example for the student body and organize events that promote school spirit and leadership

 

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Justin Rayome- Parliamentarian

rayome@student.uiwtx.edu

 

Justin Rayome is a senior from Dallas, Texas who is studying Economics and Political Science.  He is a former college athlete who played for the UIW Cardinal football team. This year he looks forward to getting more involved with the student body in hopes of strengthening the student community on campus. As the liaison to the House of Representatives, he is responsible for managing the needs and issues of the student organizations. He also sits on the Legacy Fund Wellness Committee whose responsibility is to enhance the student experience through recreation and fitness.

Justin serves as the Pi Sigma Alpha President, which is the campus Political Science Society. He is also involved with the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity as well as the Business Club, and the Pre-Law Society.

 

Kimberly Ibarra- Treasurer

kibarra@student.uiwtx.edu

Kimberly Ibarra is a sophomore from Laredo, Texas studying accounting. She has served as a resident senator and was the 2013-2014 senator of the year. She is also the historian for the Business Club and a Zumba instructor at the Wellness Center. She hopes people will become more active with Student Government and campus activities so we can cumulatively enhance the UIW community. Her goal for this academic year is to ethically manage the new Student Legacy Fund and ensure that the needs of the student body are being addressed. 

 

 

Amanda Alonzo- Director of Public Relations

amalonz1@student.uiwtx.edu

 

Amanda Alonzo is a senior Communication Arts major with a concentration in Journalism and a minor in Marketing. Amanda serves as the first Director of Public Relations for the Student Body at the University of the Incarnate Word. She also stands on the Legacy Fund Directors Board and is the student representative for the Student Life and Organization Committee.  In addition, Amanda is the 2013-2015 Communications Director for the University’s internet radio station, KUIW.

She plans to bring more awareness to students, keep them involved around campus, and help address their concerns. Amanda believes in always striving for your goals no matter what happens in life. With hard work, determination, and motivation anything is possible.

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Xavier Romero- Attorney General

xromero@student.uiwtx.edu

 

Student Government Association Advisor

Paul Ayala

peayala@uiwtx.edu

Director, University Events and Student Programs

Phone: 210.805.5863
Fax: 210.283.5023

 

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