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PRESIDENT - Shayla Owens

SGA President

Class: Senior

Major: Management

Minor: N/A

Hello Mustangs! My name is Shayla Owens, and I am pleased to welcome you to the 2016-2017 year, here at Midwestern State University. I am a senior Management major who hopes to continue education and receive a Master in Health Administration upon graduation. While being here at Midwestern, I have had the privilege of serving as a Student Ambassador and Peer Counselor. I am a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., NAACP, and Order of Omega. I have been a part of Student Government Association for two years serving as Student Leadership Fund Chairwoman, as well as, Student Allocations Chairwoman. I am excited to serve you this year and look forward to the great impact we will make together. Remember, it’s my university, make it yours!

VICE-PRESIDENT - Andrea Mendoza Lespron


Class: Senior

Major: English

Minor:  Political Science / Women’s and Gender Studies

Hello, my name is Andrea Mendoza Lespron, and it is a privilege to represent you all as your Vice President. I am an international student from Guadalajara, Mexico. I am a senior pursuing an English degree with a double minor in Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies. I have been involved in several organizations on campus like The Wesley Campus Ministry, UPB, the League of United Latin American Citizens, the Arts and Literature Society, the Redwine Honors Program Student Committee, EURECA, Model United Nations, The Wichitan, Alpha Chi Honors Society, MSU Ambassadors, and Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society. Additionally, I was the Senator for the Honors program for three years. I look forward to working with all of you this upcoming year, and if there is anything we can do to improve your time in MSU, do not hesitate to contact us! Go Mustangs!!

SECRETARY - Manny Hoffmann

SGA Secretary

Class: Junior

Major: Political Science

Minor: Spanish

Hello, my name is Manny Hoffmann, and I am humbled to be your SGA Secretary for the 2016-17 school year. I am a Junior pursuing a Political Science degree with a minor in Spanish. I have had the pleasure of staying very involved both on campus and in our community. Aside from being the SGA Secretary, I am also the Recording Secretary of the Kappa Alpha Order, the President of College Republicans, and a member of Golden Key Honor Society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Model United Nations, the Catholic Campus Center, and a Peer Counselor. Although this is not an exhaustive list of things I am involved in, I am confident that this prior experience will help me transition into the role as SGA Secretary well! I look forward to working with the student body this year, and if there is any questions, comments, or concerns you have, our door is always open!

Go Mustangs!!


SGA Student Assistant - Maria Isabel Peña

SGA Assistant

Class: Junior

Major: Political Science

Minor: History


Hello, my name is Maria Isabel Peña, and I am the Student Assistant for the 2016 – 2017 academic school year. I have been involved in SGA for the past 3 years now and have slowly become more involved within the organization. I have served on several Student Committees such as the Campus Culture Committee, By – Laws Committee, and the Elections Board Committee, and now Chair the Student Leadership Fund Committee as well as serving on other Student and University Committees. I am the Founding President of the Organization of Hispanic Students, the Vice President of Sigma Lambda Alpha, Inc. Gamma Chapter, the Social Chairman for the MSU Rugby Sports Club, and I have been the Senator of Psi Chi for the past 3 years now. I am a member of several organizations on campus such as the Psi Chi / Psychology Club, the Black Student Union, the NAACP, and P.R.I.D.E. Additionally, I do CrossFit at my home box, CrossFit FCH in Dallas. I am very excited to help serve the student body this year and look forward to working with you all. Go Mustangs!!!