Vice President’s Staff

The Student Body Vice President’s staff collaborates with the Student Body Vice President to facilitate the legislative process through the Student Senate and pursue various external initiatives and programs of the Office of the Vice President. Members of the Vice President’s staff are responsible for duties such as maintaining the public Journal of weekly Senate sessions, co-programming with student organizations to host events, and scheduling outreach visits between the Vice President and student organizations.

Staff Members
Chief of Staff: Erin Brown (elb2@email.sc.edu)
The Chief of Staff works alongside the Vice President and other staff members to ensure that the staff fulfills its duties of maintaining an effective Senate and productive external affairs. The Chief of Staff is also responsible for maintaining the public Journal of weekly Senate sessions. Please contact the Chief of Staff if you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the Journal or any aspect of the legislative process.

Chief Advisor: Nick Santamaria (santaman@email.sc.edu)
The Chief Advisor oversees the external initiatives and programs of the Office of Vice President and maintains active communication between both the various departments and offices of the administration and the Office of the Student Body Vice President. If you have any questions concerning the status of any programs or initiatives, please contact the Chief Advisor.

Deputy Chief of Staff: Nick Kapp (nkapp@email.sc.edu)
The Deputy Chief of Staff assists the Chief of Staff in the completion of weekly tasks in preparation for Senate sessions and manages communication between the Office of the Student Body Vice President and the Senators. The Deputy Chief of Staff actively communicates with Senators and Committee Chairmen through the process of collecting and maintaining the minutes from weekly committee meetings. Senators are encouraged to contact the Deputy Chief of Staff with any questions or concerns about the proper formatting of legislation or the maintenance of committee minutes.

Clerk: Austin Hetherington (austinth@email.sc.edu)
The Clerk is responsible for calling the role during Senate sessions, keeping attendance records, transmitting referred legislation to the appropriate committee, and maintaining the status forms of legislation. Please contact the Clerk with any matters related to absence excuses or the status of any particular piece of legislation.

Sergeant-at-Arms: Logan Lebron (llebron@email.sc.edu)
The Sergeant-at-Arms maintains order during Senate sessions and prepares the Senate chambers prior to Senate sessions. If you have any questions or concerns about the rules and conduct of Senate sessions, please contact the Sergeant-at-Arms.

Senate Communications Coordinator: Renada Chisholm (chishorb@email.sc.edu)
The Senate Communications Coordinator helps make Senate proceedings more transparent by live-tweeting Senate sessions and pursuing other means of communication between the Office of the Student Body Vice President, the Senate, and the Student Body, Please contact the Communications Coordinator if you have any comments or suggestions about social media communication about the Student Senate.

Directors of External Initiatives: Kelly Rooney (krooney@email.sc.edu) and Rachel Lunsford (rachell@email.sc.edu)
The Directors of External Initiatives are responsible for implementing the external programs and initiatives of the Office of the Student Body Vice President by collaborating with various University departments and offices, as assigned and overseen by the Chief Advisor. The Directors of External Initiatives welcome any communication regarding specific events, programs, or initiatives on which they are working.

Director of External Affairs: KC Ward (kcward@email.sc.edu)
The Director of External Affairs strives to maintain active communication and collaboration between the Office of the Student Body Vice President and various student organizations by scheduling weekly organization visits. The Director of External Affairs is also responsible for coordinating co-programming between the Office of the Student Body Vice President and diversity-based student organizations. Please contact the Director of External Affairs with any comments, suggestions, or questions about organization visits or co-programming.