Thunderbird Student Government

Thunderbird Student Government
History 

Since its origins in 1946 Thunderbird has been educating global leaders with the goal of creating sustainable prosperity worldwide. Throughout its history the school has had many shifts to adapt to ongoing challenges and issues around the globe. The student government was created to assist in this type of reforms to ensure the students best interest are taken into consideration in any subject or matter which could affect the future of the student body. 

Our Mission

As representatives of the student body we seek to promote the welfare of each individual on campus by enhancing the student experience, along with ensuring the satisfaction of the institution as a whole. As citizens of the world we strive to promote values of diversity and inclusion to create a sustainable environment, in order to excel as professionals on and off the classroom.

Objectives

The main objective of the student government is to provide the students with the opportunity to raise their interests and concerns, for the faculty and administration to adjust according to the needs and wants of students, as long as it is in the best interest of the institution as a whole.  Proper management and allocation of resources is essential from the student government to promote school traditions and cultural involvement, which has become key for the development of global leaders for many year.

Traditions

Regional Night: The student government is in charge of hosting 2 regional nights per semester, which revolve around the goal of promoting values of diversity and inclusion. Each regional night has a theme to follow for the student body to learn and experience the cultural richness from different parts of the world. The whole event is student lead including performances, trivia, along with food and beverages related to the region being celebrated.

Gala: This event is to celebrate our students graduating each semester before becoming part of our beloved alumni network. Students graduating who are not part of the student government are involved through the gala committee to ensure a successful night for our future graduates. Themes vary from time to time considering the interests of the graduates at the time. The whole student body is invited to this event, making it a true global gala.

Club Day: There are many clubs on campus for students to get involved based on their interests and preferences. The student government provides these clubs with the opportunity to showcase what they have to offer at club day, with students having the opportunity to join as many clubs as they prefer. This is just another example of the importance of diversity and inclusion, and the richness that the thunderbird student body has to offer. Some of our clubs include the Thunderbird Management Consulting, Net Impact, Rugby, Thunderbird Finance Association, among others providing multiple opportunities for students to engage in the professional and social scheme.

 

Executive Board

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Justin Hutchings
President

Description: As President, I oversee the whole of Thunderbird Student Government, working with some of the best students Thunderbird has to offer, all with the goal of ensuring student needs are heard and acted upon by administration.

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Emitt Bryant
Vice President

Description: As Vice President I execute the duties and responsibilities of the President in his/her absence. Oversee any issues concerning the student body to facilitate the connection between them and the administration. 

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Matthew Meza
Treasurer

Description: As Treasurer, I am responsible for the management of the financial resources of TSG. It is also my responsibility to provide budget updates to the executive board and student body as a whole.

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Emily Wilcoxson
Board Member
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campus ambassadors

Jose "Pepe" Santos
Board Member

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 Academic Affairs

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Nathan Christiansen
Academic Affairs

Description: My role is to support the MAGAM Academic Affairs Chair in acting as a bridge between students and faculty. This includes reaching out to the student body through forums and surveys and then conveying it to the faculty in a compelling way in order to enact change where needed. 

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Thunderbird Student GovernmentPooja Agarwal
Academic Affairs

Description: The MGM Academic Chair, acts as a liaison between the students, professors and administration to ensure that the academic experience is improved and academic issues are resolved.

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Thunderbird Student GovernmentHisham Abdoh
Academic Affairs

Description: As the MGM Academic Affairs Representative, along with the Chair, we mitigate and resolve the academic concerns of MGM students. We also continuously work to engage students in efforts to improve the MGM Program through multiple channels such as surveys and roundtable meetings. 

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Erin Lunsford
Academic Affairs

Description:  As the MAGAM Academic Affairs Chair it is my role to be the voice for the MA students and create an open line of communication between TSG and the students


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Alumni Relations

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Binoy Vasavada
Alumni Relations

Description:  I am responsible for increasing alumni engagement with students and develop prospects to help students find jobs or useful networks with the alumni

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Griffin Gosnell
Alumni Relations

Description: As Alumni Relations Co-Chair, our team works to engage alumni on- and off-campus and to help students work with alumni to secure employment/internship

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Larissa Simoncello
Alumni Relations

Description: My role encompasses on working with alumni, in order to leverage the student and alumni engagement.

 

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Katey Alberty
Alumni Relations

Description: Work with the Alumni Relations team to establish relationships with alumni and build on current means of communication and engagement. 

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Community Outreach

Events

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Emily Wilcoxson
Community Outreach

Description: As the Community Outreach Chair my role is to connect Thunderbird students with the outside community through volunteerism. This role allows Thunderbird students to make a lasting impact in the community in which we live.           

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Ashlee Gonzales
Community Outreach

Description: My role as the Community Outreach Representative is to provide support to the C.O. Chair in our efforts to integrate T-birds into the Greater Phoenix area through professional, academic, and service opportunities. 

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Allison Taylor
Events

Description: My role within TSG is organization for club and campus events, as well as our biggest events of the semester; our two Regional Nights! I work with students, clubs, administration, and outside vendors to really bring events to life.

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Emily Sax
Events

Description: I assist student clubs by helping them get whatever they need in order to make their events great. I co-organize Thunderbird Regional Nights, which are school and community-wide celebrations of other cultures

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 GPSA Liaison  Marketing & Communications

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Tyson Williams
GPSA Liaison

Description: I assist fellow students who are seeking funding through GPSA for travel, internships, and other matters related to funding opportunities for students. 

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campus ambassadorsJosé "Pepe" Santos
Marketing & Communications

Description: Lead marketing and communications for TSG, to ensure the student body is fully aware of every ongoing event on and off campus.

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Natasha Astari
Marketing & 
Communications

Description: Promote and communicate important events and activities to the students of Thunderbird. 

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Student Activities              Student Engagement   

Allyson Alexandrou
Student Activities

Description: Student Activities is responsible for engaging club leaders, assisting with student membership as well as planning events. Student Activities is available to help club leaders communicate to others on campus, organize and complete the event and food forms throughout the semester

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Kylee San Miguel
Student Engagement

Description: As student activities representative I help leverage the involvement and engagement of the students on campus through club events and activities.

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Danielle Ledezma
Student Engagement

Description: The Student Engagement Role enables me to help connect students with involvement opportunities throughout Thunderbird, as well as assist in making events accessible to students and alumni.

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Brian Le
Student Engagement

Description: helps to create an environment in which Thunderbird students are engaged to promote the overall Thunderbird Mystique experience.

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 Tech and Facilities

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Michael Dugan
Tech and Facilities

Description:  As the Tech and Facilities chair, my main role is to manage the equipment and facilities needs for clubs and TSG events to ensure the events host by the student government including regional night, gala, and club events have the proper equipment to facilitate the success of the same. 

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