Executive Branch


Meet the Team

Executive Branch

Pictured Katiley Congdon

Kaitley Congdon


Kaitley Congdon is a Senior, Criminal Justice Major from Gainesville, Ga. Before President, Kaitley was involved in SGA as Secretary(Jan 2021-May 2022) and Senator (Fall 2019-Fall 2020). Kaitley’s goal in her role as President is to help as many students as she can. Kaitley is also involved in her sorority Delta Gamma, best buddies, GC Miracle, and raising a service dog in training with the Guide Dog Foundation.

More about President Kaitley Congdon

Office Hours:

Monday: By appointment*

Tuesday: By appointment*

Wednesday: 12-4pm

Thursday: 3:30-5pm

Friday: 12-2pm

*Email for appointments

Past Involvement in SGA:

  • Senator (2019-2021) 
  • Secretary of SGA (2021-2023)  
Office of the President:

The terms "Student Body President" and "SGA President" are interchangeable at Georgia College. The SGA President's primary jobs are to work as a liaison between the students and the University Administration, to oversee the operations of the Student Government Association and represent students at dedications, receptions, and other university events. The president also contacts and works with other SGA colleagues and participates in the Student Advisory Council with the Board of Regents.

The president serves as the chair of the Student Activities Budget Committee (SABC) whose duty is to oversee the Student Activity Fee Budget. 

The president has the duty to approve bills and resolutions passed by the Student Senate while reserving the right to veto entire bills and resolutions and also line-item vetoes.

The president approves the Student Senate agendas but does not preside over the Student Senate. She does, however, call and conduct executive officer meetings and SGA meetings.

The president has the power to appoint a great number of positions including but not limited to:

  • Chief Justices
  • Chief of Staff
  • Student Judicial Board Members
  • SGA Staff Members
  • Standing Committee Chairs
  • University-Wide Committee Members

Finally, the president is an advisor to Senators and Committee chairs in SGA. President Lord is always open to hearing directly from the student body and encourages all students to engage with SGA. She can be reached at sga.president@gcsu.edu.

The President's Office is located in room 105 of the Student Activities Center.

pictured: Connor Hilly

Connor Hilly


Connor Hilly is a Political Science and Economics double major from Cumming, Georgia. Before becoming Vice President he served as the Treasurer and as a Senator. He also served as the Director of Governmental Affairs in the 2021-2022 Academic Year. He prides himself in his involvement on campus. He is also Vice President of the Mock Trial Association and the Economics and Debate Club. After graduation, he plans to attend flight school and pursue his dream of becoming an Airline Pilot. 


Office of the Vice President

The Vice President is an Executive officer in the Student Government Association who is directly below President in rank. The name comes from the Latin vice meaning "in place of."

The Vice President's primary job is two-fold. They must preside over the Student Senate, work directly with and manage the committees of the Senate. In doing this, they have the power to approve the agenda for the Senate sessions and direct parliamentary procedure in those sessions.

It is also the Vice President's job to declare the results of elections.  Ranging from Fall Senate Elections, Spring Executive Elections, and Mr. and Ms. Georgia College, the Vice President declares and makes public the results.

The Vice President's duties to uphold the SGA Constitution also come into play quite frequently as it is the Vice President's job to resolves constitutional inquiries. They also must ensure that the proper procedures are carried out to enforce and enact a bill or resolution passed by the Student Senate.

The Vice President also has a duty to fellow Executive Officers as they aid with budget preparation and schedules visitors into the Senate agenda and reporting such to the Secretary. In the President's absence, the Vice President may also preside over an Executive Officer Meeting.

The Vice President serves on many statutory councils and university committees while chairing SGA's own Campus Issues Committee and appointing ad hoc committee members and chairs thereof. They also appoint Senators to standing SGA committees, excluding Academic Travel Fund Committee, which all members are appointed by the Treasurer.

Finally, it is their duty to serve in a public relations capacity to see that the student body is informed of all actions taken by SGA.

Pictured Ellie Munson

Ellie Munson


Ellie Munson is a senior Psychology Major from Decatur, GA. Prior to being secretary she was the director of Sorority and Fraternity affairs on cabinet and a member of Senate. Aside from SGA, Ellie is a member of the Delta Gamma Fraternity, Captain of the equestrian Team, member of the honors college, and a member of the Psychological Honors Society (Psi-Chi). After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school for her masters in clinical mental health counseling.

Office Hours: 

Monday: *By appointment only 

Tuesday: 12:30-1:45

Wednesday:  11:00-12:00 

Thursday: 12:30-1:45

Friday: *By appointment only


The Secretary's job is mainly dealing with the recording, processing, and maintenance of the official business of the Student Government Association. In the case of legislation coming before the Student Senate, the secretary may rewrite bills and resolutions before sending them through the process. The secretary is the one who directs this process which is roughly outlined below:

  • Assigns Senator to complete a bill if one is requested by an RSO
  • Copies of legislation are made for the Student Senate, the Vice President of Student Affairs and the SGA Advisors.
  • If the legislation passes, the Vice President's and President's Signatures are made on the legislation and a record is kept in the official archives.
  • If the legislation is a bill, the Allocated Funds Usage from is secured after a 'Pass' by the Senate and the expenses are incurred.

On a more day to day operational note, the Secretary ensures that all Senators receive mail in the SGA office and informs Senate of the status of legislation and prepares copies of minutes and agendas.

The Secretary also ensures that meeting rooms and equipment are reserved when necessary and records meeting attendance and corresponds with the Attorney General after every meeting. They are also responsible for informing senators of meeting dates, times, locations and any changes that may arise. When absences are required, the Secretary documents and logs them in the records.

Pictured Axel Hawkins

Axel Hawkins


Axel Hawkins is a sophomore History Major from Henry County, Georgia. Prior to being elected as Treasurer, Axel served as a Senator and as Chair of the Student Emergency Fund. Axel is also a member of the Delta Gamma Fraternity, serves as President of Young Democrats of Georgia College, and is a member of the History Club and Campus Catholics. After graduation, Axel plans to attend graduate school for educational leadership. 


The Treasurer is the elected SGA Executive that is responsible for seeing that all aspects of SGA's financial recording, communication, audit, and governance are conducted with integrity and University Policy. The Treasurer works day after day to process and prepare payment requests for students and companies to get reimbursed through SGA funds. With the assistance of the President and the Vice President, the Treasurer sets the budget and adjusts accordingly throughout the fiscal year. Each week, budget reports are provided to the Student Senate to ensure that the budget is clear, on track and transparent.

In addition to maintaining the budget, the Treasurer is the chair of the Academic Travel Fund Committee which provides limited financial support to students who are presenting scholarly research or a project presentation at an academic conference or workshop. They also appoint senators to this committee. Finally, the Treasurer may serve on other statuary councils or university committees to represent the students.

Need Funding for an Academic Conference?

The form below must be completed in full and submitted to the SGA Treasurer a minimum of 72 business hours prior to departure for any travel to be funded. The committee Chairman will schedule a hearing upon the receipt of your application. Once the hearing is scheduled and held, you will be informed on how much the committee wishes to allocate for reimbursement.

Pictured: Deidra Kellerman

Deidra Kellerman

President Pro Tempore

Deidra Kellerman is a junior business management major from Upstate New York. She’s served as the Chair of Sustainability and received Senator of the Year for 2021-2022. Deidra is in Delta Sigma Pi, on the Georgia College Equestrian Team, and interns at her local animal shelter. After she finishes undergraduate school, she plans on joining the Peace Corps and continuing traveling whilst pursuing efforts to make the world a better place.

President Pro Tempore

President Pro Tempore Section

The President Pro Tempore or "PPT" is a constitutionally recognized officer of the Student Government Association who presides over the chamber in the absence of the normal presiding officer. The phrase "pro tempore" means "for the time being." Aside from the chamber duties of the President Pro Tempore, they chair the Senate Rules & Oversight Committee, which deals with the internal workings of Student Government as well as assisting with public relations, elections, and the approval of new RSOs.

The President Pro Tempore is charged with reviewing and bringing up conflicts within the internal workings of SGA to the Executive and Legislative branches. They are required to perform the duties of a senator, and in the event that the Office of the Vice President becomes vacant, they assume the role. In assisting the other officers, the President Pro Tempore handles any Secretary or Treasurer overload.As well as oversees philanthropy and campus engagement activities for Homecoming Royal Court (King, Queen, Duke, & Duchess).

The President Pro Tempore's Office is located in room 105 of the Student Activities Center.