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College Senators

Zac Backus, College Senator

Zachariah "Zac" Backus

college of education and human services senator

Zac Backus is a second year student studying communication sciences and disorders from Barboursville, West Virginia. Along with his involvement in SGA, he currently serves as the Residence Hall Association President. This is his second year on SGA, where last year Zac served as an intern before becoming a College Senator. Zac enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and spending time alongside his friends. Additionally, Zac is very passionate about student engagement, whether on campus or within the community. In the future, he intends to become a pediatric speech language therapist. 

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Jacqueline Bonar

Reed College of media senator
Jacqueline Bonar is a fourth year student majoring in strategic communications and dual minoring in general business and strategic social media from Hurricane, West Virginia. Her journey in SGA began freshman year as an intern before her appointment as a College Senator. Outside of SGA, she is a member of WVU College Republicans, Color Guard (The Pride of West Virginia) and the WVU Student Basic Needs coalition. She enjoys quality time with family and friends, color guard and singing. Upon graduation, Jacqueline will go on to work as an intern with Senator Shelly Moore Capito in summer of 2021 and begin graduate school in the fall. Long term, she hopes to be the White House Director of Strategic Communications.
Ethan Cade, College Senator

Ethan Cade

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Senator
Ethan Cade is a third year student majoring in environmental geoscience and minoring in political science from Huntington, West Virginia. This is his first year on SGA, joining under the Riggs-Bragg administration. In addition to SGA, he is the president of Sierra Student Coalition and a member of College Democrats and Outdoor Adventure Club. In his free time, Ethan enjoys hitting the slopes, backpacking and cooking. He hopes to get his master’s and become an environmental scientist within an institution, company or university.
Katie Eyler, College Senator

Katie Eyler

eberly college of arts and sciences senator
Katie Eyler is a fourth year student studying international studies, with minors in French, Spanish and geography from Mickleton, New Jersey. This is her first year in SGA, joining under the Riggs-Bragg administration. Outside of SGA, Katie is a member of the Education Abroad Student Ambassador and serves as both a Supervisor at the Student Recreation Center and a Teaching Assistant for political science. Additionally, she is the former President of Sigma Alpha Iota and a former member of the Pride of West Virginia. Katie is an avid runner, working towards her second triathlon. During her term, she hopes to juggle all of the complications this year has given us, keep students safe and improve sustainability efforts on campus. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue environmental law. 
Morgan Glass, College Senator

Morgan Glass

Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design Senator
Morgan Glass is a third year student majoring in biochemistry and minoring in anthropology from Wheeling, West Virginia. This is her second year on SGA; Morgan was an intern before becoming a college senator. In addition to SGA, she conducts undergraduate research at the WVU Cancer Institute, is a Presidential Student Ambassador, and a member of both the Global Medical and Dental Brigades and the Mountaineer Mentors. In her free time, Morgan can be found running, crocheting or with her nose in a book. Her future intention is to conduct biomedical research. 
Jonathon Hanson, College Senator

Jonathon Hanson

college of law senator
Jonathon Hanson is a third year law student from McMurray, Pennsylvania. This is his first year on SGA, joining under the Riggs-Bragg administration. He also is a member of the SGA Diversity Subcommittee. Jonathan prides himself on his diverse and nontraditional nature as a student. In his spare time, he enjoys watching professional wrestling, playing retro video games, and immersing himself in a history book. He intends to become an attorney in the future.
AJ Hitt, College Senator

Arlie J. Hitt

Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design senator

AJ Hitt is a fourth year student majoring in recreation, parks and tourism resources and minoring in conservation energy from Baltimore, Maryland. Although this is his first year on SGA joining under the Riggs-Bragg administration, he’s incredibly involved around campus. AJ is a member of the executive council for Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, a member of the Professional Parks and Recreation Society, the Society of Environmental Professionals, the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success, and the president of the men’s club soccer team. Aside from soccer, his interests include horticulture, hiking and snowboarding. In the future, AJ intends to be involved in environmental counsulting and conservation, sustainable tourism and environmental education. 


Lily McKnight, College Senator

Lily McKnight

reed college of media senator

Lily McKnight is a fourth year student working towards her Master of Science in Journalism from Morgantown, West Virginia. Aside from SGA, she has been interning with the WVU Foundation for the past three years in addition to being an Honors College student and a member of the club tennis team. This is her second year involved with SGA. Lily’s hobbies include playing tennis, embarking on different restaurant ventures, and binge watching TLC shows. She will be attending law school this upcoming fall. 

Hunter Moore, College Senator

Hunter Moore

statler college of engineering senator
Hunter Moore is a third year student with a majoring in mechanical and aerospace engineering and minoring in physics from West Milford, West Virginia. Outside of SGA, Hunter is an active engineer - he holds officer positions with the WVU Experimental Rocketry Club and the WVU Chapter of AIAA, and researches with the Microgravity Research Team. Hunter is a Statler College Ambassador, and also a member of the Honors College. Hunter began his time in SGA as an Intern, working under the Legislative Affairs Officer and the Attorney General, before being appointed Communications Director under the Obioma-Yachini Administration. He served as the Chief Information Officer in the Dye-Matheny Administration during the 2019-2020 academic year. Hunter enjoys working on his ukulele skills in his free time, coupled with soccer and messing around with film. During his term, Hunter plans on focusing on legislation that highlights the diversity and needs of each and every engineer on campus and helping make the most of every Mountaineer's time here at the University. 
Madison Robinson, Senator

Madison Robinson

Health sciences senator
Madison Robinson is a third year exercise physiology student from Baltimore, Maryland. Previously, Madison was an intern before being appointed to her current position. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the vice president of the Black Student Union, treasurer of the Minorities Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPHs) and a member of the NAACP. Her hobbies include shopping, quality time with friends and scrolling through TikTok. Upon graduation, Madison intends to pursue medical school with the hope of becoming an emergency care physician.
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Tyler Seidel

statler college of engineering senator

Tyler Seidel is a third year computer engineering student from Avondale, Pennsylvania. Aside from SGA, Tyler is a former member of the Seneca Hall Community Council. Tyler began his journey in SGA as an intern before stepping into his current position as a College Senator. His hobbies include listening to music, having his nose in a book, and watching movies. After graduation, he interns to pursue his master’s degree. 

Tara Smith, College Senator

Tara Smith

College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences Senator

Tara Smith is a second year student majoring in sports and exercise psychology and dual minoring in communications and strength and conditioning coaching from Ocean City, Maryland. This is her first year in SGA, joining under the Riggs-Bragg administration. In addition to SGA, Tara is a member of the Sports Exercise Psychology club. In her free time, Tara can be found working out, watching sports or scrolling through TikTok. Her future plans include obtaining her master’s and doctorate degree, becoming a strength and conditioning coach for a team and working with athletes on mental aspects of their sport. 

Meg Sorrells, Senator

Meg Sorrells

 College of Education and Human Services senator
Meg Sorrells is a third year student dual majoring in communication sciences and disorders and political science from Hurricane, West Virginia. Her journey in SGA started as an intern before being appointed to her current position. She is a peer advocate for Title IX, a Presidential Student Ambassador and the social media chair for the Mountaineer Mentors. She enjoys painting, hiking and going on picnics. While her future intentions are undecided, she hopes to advocate for the needs of all students during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that everyone is provided with the tools necessary for success and wellbeing. She is incredibly  passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion on our campus.
Theodore Stackpole, College Senator

Theodore Stackpole

John Chambers college of business and economics senator
Theodore Stackpole is a third year student with a finance major and a minor in law and legal studies from Middlebourne, West Virginia. Theodore is an active member of the WVU Hospitality Innovation and Technology Lab. This is his second year in SGA, as Theodore formerly was an intern before stepping into his current position as a College Senator. He enjoys photography, journaling and writing, and adding to his antique collection. In the future, Theodore intends to pursue a law degree.