Trine Student Government officers elected

April 24, 2024

Trine University students have elected Student Government officers for the 2024-25 school year.

Executive officers

Michael Pacer
Pacer
Michael Pacer, a senior from Maumee, Ohio, majoring in marketing, was elected president. Pacer served as vice president for the 2023-24 school year. He is a member of Ehinger Fellows and is a SOAR and Fall Orientation Leader.

As president, Pacer will call and preside over Student Senate meetings, oversee Senate elections and serve as liaison between the students and administration of Trine University.

Mackenzie Ross
Ross
Mackenzie Ross, a senior from Avilla, Indiana, majoring in elementary and special education, was elected vice president. Ross currently serves as College Panhellenic Council vice president, is a member of Gamma Phi Epsilon and serves as a SOAR and Fall Orientation Leader.

As vice president, Ross will assume responsibilities of the president when the president is unable to be present, chair the Oversight Committee, chair Student Government elections and review Student Government bylaws twice a year.  

John Wrachford
Wrachford
John Wrachford, a junior from Fairborn, Ohio, majoring in computer science and information technology, was re-elected treasurer. Wrachford also serves as a SOAR and Fall Orientation leader.

As treasurer, Wrachford maintains and reports on the Student Government budget, chairs the Finance Committee and enforces the budget guidelines of the Student Government.   

Leah Mallon
Mallon
Leah Mallon, a senior from Merrillville, Indiana, majoring in communication, was elected secretary. Mallon was publicity director for the 2023-24 school year and is a member of Theta Phi Alpha, a resident assistant, and a SOAR and Fall Orientation leader.

As secretary, she will maintain all official records of the Student Government, take minutes of all Student Senate and Executive Board meetings and distribute to the Bodies of Government. She also will coordinate social media and marketing efforts and chair the Outreach Committee.

Michael Kruse
Kruse
Michael Kruse, a senior from Auburn, Indiana, majoring in management, was elected director of student organization affairs. He was Junior Class Senator for the 2023-24 school year and is a member of Ehinger Fellows, Christian Campus House, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Ski Club, American Criminal Justice Association and Handgun Team. He also serves on the Trine Broadcasting Network and is a SOAR and Fall Orientation Leader.

In his role, Kruse will coordinate organization attendance at Student Senate meetings, maintain and update student organization records each semester, communicate with organization leaders on a regular basis to develop strategic partnerships and assist with student organization training.

Ashtyn Shemwell
Shemwell
Ashtyn Shemwell, a junior from Wabash, Indiana, majoring in elementary education, was elected publicity director. Shemwell served as Franks School of Education Senator for the 2022-23 school year, was a member of the High Voltage Dance Team and is a resident assistant.

Shemwell will maintain and distribute weekly Campus Activities Board updates, chair the Campus Activities Board in coordination with the assistant Director of student engagement and act as a liaison between the Campus Activities Board and the Student Government Executive Board.   

Senators

Heidi Wilhelm, a senior from Angola, Indiana, majoring in biology education/pre-speech pathology, was elected Senior Class Senator. Wilhelm is part of Christian Campus House, Health Science Association, Phi Eta Sigma, Honors Society, Study Abroad Club and Bon Appetit Committee. She currently serves as Sophomore Class Senator and SOAR and Fall Orientation leader.

Cadence Bommarito, a junior from Caledonia, Michigan, majoring in English/Language Arts Education, and Layla Stickley, a junior from Delta, Ohio, majoring in elementary and special education, were elected Senators for the Franks School of Education.

Bommarito is a member of Alpha Sigma Tau, Trine Writer's Block, Psychology Club and Trine women’s basketball. She also serves as a SOAR and Fall Orientation leader.

Stickley is a member of Society of Future Educators and Theta Phi Alpha. She serves as Student Government Correspondent, SOAR and Fall Orientation leader.

Aubrey Larner, a senior from Williamston, Michigan, majoring in business administration, was re-elected as a senator for the Ketner School of Business (KSB). Griffin Max, a junior from Loveland, Ohio, majoring in business administration, was elected as the second KSB senator.

Larner is a member of the Finance Committee, Theta Phi Alpha, Entrepreneurs Committee, Women in Business and National Honor Society of Leadership and Success. She serves as a SOAR and Fall Orientation leader.

Max served as Student Government secretary during the 2023-24 school year. He is a member of Alpha Sigma Phi and Ehinger Fellows, and serves as a SOAR and Fall Orientation leader.

Kevin Keys, a senior from Muncie, Indiana, majoring in psychology and biology, was elected senator for the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences. Keys serves in peer tutoring and mentoring, leads a Bible study and is a member of the Weightlifting Club.

Garrett Adams, a senior from Greenfield, Indiana, majoring in mechanical and electrical engineering, was re-elected as a senator for the Allen School of Engineering and Computing (ASEC). Jessica Bailey, a senior from Fort Wayne, Indiana, majoring in biomedical engineering, was elected as the second ASEC senator.

Adams serves as a peer tutor and is a member of the Journal Club and Society of Automotive Engineers.

Bailey is a member of Newman Catholic Fellowship and Alpha Eta Mu Beta.

Senators represent the student body by working with administration to address student suggestions. They also promote school spirit and campus social activities.

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