President Kaitlyn Steinhiser

  • Bio: Hey VU! I am a senior Political Science and Communications double major with a minor in Spanish. I have been apart of Student Senate for 4 years. I am involved with College Democrats and in Model United Nations. I was technically born on Valpo’s campus, where the old Porter Hospital used to be.
  • Duties: Advise the Senate and report to other university councils regarding the condition of the Student Body
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Email: senate.president@valpo.edu

Vice President Ben Jacobs

  • Bio: I am a junior Political Science and French double major. I have been on Senate and in Christ College since coming to Valpo. I also worked on a Valpo mayoral campaign, where I had to drive a go-kart around town for my candidate.
  • Duties: Act as the chairperson of Student Senate, lead all general assemblies and regulate internal operations of the Senate
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Email: senate.vp@valpo.edu

  Treasurer Jackson Sheputis

  • Bio: Hey VU! I am a senior Finance major with a minor in Business Analytics. I have been on Student Senate for three semesters and I am also involved in Delta Sigma Pi. I also once bowled a 95.
  • Duties: Keeps a record of all incomes and expenditures of Student Senate and approves encumbrance requests from student organizations
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Email: senate.treasurer@valpo.edu

  Assistant Treasurer Mark Lorenz

  • Bio:
  • Duties: Learn from and assist the Executive Treasurer so he can aptly and efficiently do the job himself, next year
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Email: mark.lorenz1@valpo.edu

Parliamentarian Isis Zaki

  • Bio: I am a senior Political Science and Humanities double major. I am also an OMP Student Aid, Resident Assistant in Lankenau Hall, Orientation Assistant, Ambassador in Admissions, Gamma Phi Beta Member, and in Christ College. This is my third year on Senate. I also absolutely hate bananas but I LOVE banana bread.
  • Duties: Moderate meetings to assure they run with efficiency and according to Robert’s Rules of Order.
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Email: senate.parliamentarian@valpo.edu

Secretary Paige Mecyssine

  • Bio: Hey Valpo! I am a senior Health Care Leadership major with minors in Human Biology, Psychology, and Music. I am the College of Nursing and Health Professions Ambassador, President of the Health Care Leadership Student Association, member of Acabellas A Cappella. I have also been apart of Student Senate for 3 years and Chapel Services for 3 years. I’ve been playing classical piano for 14 years and I’m a former competitive figure skater!
  • Duties: Record all minutes, motions, and points of discussion during General Assemblies and meetings
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Email: senate.secretary@valpo.edu

Public Relations Coordinator Christopher Grimpe

  • Bio: Hey Valpo! I am a junior Political Science and Communications major with a minor in Humanities. Outside of Senate, I am involved on campus as the Social Chair of Phi Sigma Kappa, a member of Christ College, and on J-Board.
  • Duties: Act as a liaison between the Student Senate and the Student Body, to manage all social media and website functions and content and disseminate information to the student body.
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Email: senate.prc@valpo.edu