President Kaitlyn Steinhiser

  • Bio: President Steinhiser is a Senior Political Science and Communications double major with a minor in Spanish. She has been in Student Senate for 4 years, she is also the former President of College Democrats, a member of Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, and a Research Associate in the Community Research and Service Center. President Steinhiser was technically born on Valpo’s campus!
  • Duties: Advise the Senate and report to other university councils regarding the condition of the Student Body
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3pm-5pm
  • Email: senate.president@valpo.edu

 

Vice President Ben Jacobs

  • Bio: Vice President Jacobs is a Junior Political Science and French double major. He is the Chair of CCPC (Campus Community Policy Committee) and in Christ College. This is Vice President Jacobs’ 3rd year in Student Senate. He has chaired the Committee on Residence and pushed through the Overnight Visitation Policy change. He has been to 23 states and all of them touch on another!
  • Duties: Act as the chairperson of Student Senate, lead all general assemblies and regulate internal operations of the Senate
  • Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30pm-6pm
  • Email: senate.vp@valpo.edu

 

Executive Treasurer Jackson Sheputis

  • Bio: Executive Treasurer Sheputis is a Senior Finance major with a minor in Business Analytics. This is his third semester in Student Senate and is also involved in the business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi. Executive Treasurer Sheputis is ambidextrous. Some things he does left handed, some things he can do right handed, and some things he can do either way.
  • Duties: Keeps a record of all incomes and expenditures of Student Senate and approves encumbrance requests from student organizations
  • Office Hours:
  • Email: senate.treasurer@valpo.edu

Assistant Treasurer Mark Lorenz

  • Bio: Assistant Treasurer Lorenz is a Junior Business Analytics major. Assistant Treasurer Lorenz works as a Student Ambassador at the Career Center and is a member of Delta Sigma Pi. He is 6 feet 8 inches tall.
  • 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 Danielle LeGrand

  • Bio: 
  • 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

 

Executive Secretary Paige Mecyssine

  • Bio: Executive Secretary Mecyssine is a Senior Health Care Leadership and Health Administration major with minors in Human Biology, Psychology, and Music. This will be her third year serving as the Executive Secretary of Student Senate. While on Senate, she has served as the Chair of the Reapportionment Committee and Presidential Report Committee, and has been a member of the Food Access Committee and the VUSSOLISA Committee. On campus, Executive Secretary Mecyssine is Music Director for Hooked on Tonics A Cappella, the former President of Acabellas A Cappella, a Morning Prayer Pianist, the Candlelight Music Coordinator, a cantor in Kantorei (the chapel choir), the College of Nursing & Health Professions Student Ambassador, a Student-Faculty Concerns Committee Liaison, former President and current member of the Health Care Leadership Student Association, and a member of Psi Chi International Honor Society. She also is the Lead Student Coordinator for HealthLinc’s Work-Study program (and she works as a COVID-19 test site technician/pharmacy technician at Walgreens, too!). Executive Secretary Mecyssine has only seen 2 Disney movies.
  • 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: Public Relations Coordinator Grimpe is a Junior Political Science and Communications double major with a minor in Humanities. Outside of Senate, he is involved on campus as the Social Chair of Phi Sigma Kappa, a member of Christ College, and a member of Alliance 🏳️‍🌈. Public Relations Coordinator Grimpe has visited 2 countries!
  • 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

Webmaster Macy Siegfried

  • Bio: Webmaster Siegfried is a Freshman Psychology major with a minor in Criminology.  She is also involved with PRSSA on campus.  Webmaster Siegfried has a fish that is over four years old!
  • Duties: The Webmaster shall be responsible for updating, maintaining, and adding new content to the Student Senate website as needed throughout the academic year.
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Email: macy.siegfried@valpo.edu