Executive Branch

Agencies

ACCENT  
Chairman Daniel Landesberg

 accent@sg.ufl.edu

ACCENT Speaker's Bureau is the largest, student-run, speaker's bureau in the nation. In existence for over 30 years, ACCENT has provided the University of Florida with a plethora of big names, including past Presidents, Prime Ministers, media, business and sports legends. ACCENT strives to bring controversial and influential speakers to the university, with the intent of further educating the student body, outside of the classroom, on current hot topics and controversies. ACCENT sponsors many of its own shows, but also cosponsors with many student groups. ACCENT typically sponsors a show a month, but this is usually the bare minimum! Furthermore, this position will be responsible for administering the “Let Students Choose” program and following through with the results of the survey.  Applicant should have experience working with agencies and speakers, reserving facilities on campus, and overseeing a large staff and substantial budget. Learn more.

ACTION SG  
Chairman Sally Cohen

 action@sg.ufl.edu

Action SG serves students by providing transparency and accountability to Student Government. Like its predecessor IMAGE, Action SG is intended to publicize the activities, services, and events of Student Government at the University of Florida. Action SG aims to do this by bringing Student Government into the modern era by engaging students using social media, promotional items, on-campus marketing and research. Action SG also is in charge of updating the Student Government website and blog, generating audio, photo, and video content (including Student Senate meetings) and generating designs and advertisements for Student Government and its subsidiary organizations.

ELECTIONS  
Supervisor of Elections Justin Hoover

 elections@sg.ufl.edu

Supervisor of Elections officiates and oversees one of the Country's largest student-run elections. Charged with the task of ensuring the integrity of the election, the Supervisor and his/her assistants make certain that the University of Florida is governed by a moralistic and efficient democratic election system. Non-partisan in all practices, the office of Elections holds no bias towards any one group, party, organization or individual. Elections are held twice per year: once in fall and spring.

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS  
Director Abby Whiddon

 externalaffairs@sg.ufl.edu

External Affairs Director is charged with representing student opinions and views on key legislative priorities at the local, state, and federal level. These issues are identified and tracked on a daily basis to protect and provide a vital student voice in higher education issues. At the local level, this position ensures student representation downtown on city boards and committees. Much of the state lobby focus is placed on tuition, financial aid, and credit hour issues. Each year, External Affairs Ageny sets legislative priorities before the Legislature begins session in the spring. Federally, External Affairs Agency represents students on federal financial aid issues, specifically advocating for increases in the most popular form of federal aid, the Pell Grant.

FRESHMAN LEADERSHIP COUNCIL  
Chairman Alyssa Nieves

flc@sg.ufl.edu

The Freshman Leadership Council is a student government agency that helps freshmen become better acquainted with the University of Florida, student government, and the Gainesville community. FLC is comprised of an exciting and diverse group of about 50 select freshmen. These freshmen leaders are passionate, committed, and desire to truly make a difference. Council members gain experience in the areas of event planning, community service, networking, teamwork, and student government relations. Applications will be available in the beginning of Fall.

GATOR INNOVATORS  
Chairman Trevor Abbott

 innovators@sg.ufl.edu

Gator Innovators is a new Student Government Agency here at the University of Florida that was created with the idea that we, as students, can collaborate to foster the startup, innovation and entrepreneurship communities here in Gainesville. We have many facets to help students out by saving them money, providing them the resources to create and start a business, connecting students to internships, hosting startup competitions and many more exciting programs. We believe that students here at the University of Florida should collaborate amongst each and other and amongst our peers at other Universities around the nation.

GATORS GOING GREEN  
Director Frank Plageman

greengators@sg.ufl.edu 

Gators Going Green is responsible for advocating sustainability issues and programming across campus.  Gators Going Green is charged with the implementation of motion sensitive lighting in residence hallways and common areas in order to promote smart, efficient and sustainable energy consumption.  Gators Going Green also acts as a liaison to the UF Office of Sustainability and any other causes as the Student Body President sees fit. Learn more.

SGP  
Chairman Daniel Levin
Comptroller Jonathan Schonfeld

 sgp@sg.ufl.edu

SGP (Student Government Productions) is an agency of the University of Florida Student Government, whose mission is to provide a diverse array of popular entertainment to students at a free or reduced cost. Performer selection is based on the concert dates, which are determined using the academic calendar and scheduling around other student events. SGP looks for available, popular performers for the specific date which are within the organization’s spending limit. SGP strives to provide a diverse amount of entertainment on a regular basis. In the upcoming year, SGP will attempt to provide at least one concert each month. Furthermore, this position will be responsible for administering the “Let Students Choose” program and following through with the results of the survey.  Applicant should have experience working with agencies and speakers, reserving facilities on campus, and overseeing a large staff and substantial budget.Learn more.

 

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