2023-2024 Leadership Selected for Union Organizations

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The leadership teams for several K-State Student Union organizations have been set for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Union looks forward to another great year of events and opportunities thanks to the hard work and dedication of these individuals.

Union Program Council

Union Program Council (UPC) has selected its executive board and committee co-chairs for 2023-2024. UPC plans more than 160 entertaining, educational, cultural and substance-free events each year for K-State students and the Manhattan community. 

Executive Board

President: Erin Smith, junior in elementary education

VP for Membership: Ethan Spindler, junior in chemical engineering

VP for Operations: Ava Waterman, sophomore in hospitality management

Committee Co-Chairs

After Hours: Payton Day, senior in park management and conservation; Emily Pray, sophomore in biology; Delaney Michel, sophomore in electrical engineering

Arts/Films: Sophia Palcic, senior in park management and conservation; Kenzie Liby, sophomore in psychology

Campus Entertainment Fund: Amy Whitworth, senior in marketing; Johnny Hensley, senior in agribusiness

Community: Mihwa Gassett, sophomore in public health; Miriam Clapper, sophomore in statistics & data sciences

Multicultural: Prasanth Chandran, graduate PhD in psychology; Tyson Smith, freshman in business administration

Music: Maria Bures, sophomore in business administration; Daniel Ewing, sophomore in nutritional sciences; Drake Thompson, junior in music education

Union Governing Board

The Union Governing Board (UGB) serves as the general governing and policy-making body of the Union. UGB consists of 18 voting members: 14 students and four faculty members or administrators. Non-voting members of the Union staff include a programming staff member, an operations staff member, the executive assistant and an ex-officio member. 

President/Student at Large: Payton Lynn, senior in educational studies

Co-Vice President/UPC Representative: Erin Smith, junior in elementary education

Co-Vice President/Student at Large: TBD

Graduate Student Council Representative: Reese Willis, graduate masters in public health

MSO Representative: TBD

Student Alumni Board Representative: Emily Howard, junior in professional strategic selling

Student Senate Representative: Evan Porter, junior in political science

Students at Large: Sophia Palcic, senior in park management and conservation; Jon Oury, junior in personal financial planning; Jolyon Griffith, freshman in biology; Tram Pham, senior in accounting

Faculty/Administration Representatives: Anthony Warnick, assistant professor, art department; Clint Hafliger, director, recreational services

Alumni Staff Representative: Lauren Chard, manager, alumni center 

Union Staff Representatives: Jeff Clark, assistant director/retail services; Audrey Taggart-Kagdis, assistant director/marketing and student programs

Appointed by UGB President: Bill Muir, ex-officio

Union Director: Corey Williamson, executive director

Union Executive Assistant: Jennifer Fabrizius, executive assistant

Union Corporation Board

The Union Corporation Board is an eight-member panel whose role is to direct, advise and vote on matters of business for the K-State Union Corporation. Members of the board include three K-State students elected by the Union Governing Board, university administration, a K-State faculty member and the executive director of the Union as a non-voting member.

President: Payton Lynn, senior in educational studies

Co-Vice President: Erin Smith, junior in elementary education

Co-Vice President: TBD

Treasurer: Ethan Erickson, vice president of administration and finance

Faculty Representative: Anthony Warnick, assistant professor, art department

Dr. Thomas Lane, vice president for student life/dean of students

Dr. Marshall Stewart Jr, senior vice president for executive affairs, university engagement and partnerships, and chief of staff

Corey Williamson, executive director

Jennifer Fabrizius, executive assistant