SGA Executive Cabinet
2020-2021 Student Body President
Garrett Smith is a Junior History major from Belton, Texas. Since his time at UMHB, he has been called to serve and help lead our university. He has served in the Student Government since his Sophomore year of college and previously served as the Class of 2022 President. As Class President, Garrett helped pass both Coffee and Crusaders & UMHB High School Student Council Outreach. Prior to attending Cru Nation, he served in a number of leadership roles: Belton High School Class President (2014-2018), Texas Boys State Governor (2017), Boys Nation Senator (2017), City of Belton Youth Advisory Committee Member (2014-2018), City of Belton Youth Advisory Committee Chairman (2017-2018).
Student Body Vice President
My name is Elizabeth Briscoe and I am a junior Nursing student from The Woodlands/Magnolia area of Houston. This is second year to serve in Student Government. I previously served as the Freshman President for the class of 2022. In addition, I served as Speaker of the Senate for the Fall 2020 semester. As Student Body Vice President, my primary responsibility will be to assist the chief executive officer of the Student Government Association. I will also assist in the fulfillment of the overall Student Government vison.
Director of Spiritual Life
My name is Emma Wayt. I’m a sophomore health science major from White Oak, Texas. My redemption story through Christ is one of my biggest passions, and I love to share about my Savior. I’m thrilled to be honored with the position of Director of Spiritual Life. My hope is to foster Christ’s love and acceptance in this community. My favorite Bible verse is Philippians 1:21 “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”
Director of Public Relations
Olan Vining III is a senior from New Orleans, Louisiana who has grown up in San Antonio, Texas for most of his life. Olan is pursuing a degree in Exercise Physiology with a Minor in Business Administration in hopes of pursuing a career in Cardiac Rehabilitation. Olan has participated in Crusader Athletics as a member of the football program from 2017-2019. In addition, Olan is the president of the Association of Black Students and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes organizations. Olan applies his experiences from being a part of a national championship team in 2018 to contribute towards his skillset of servant leadership and interpersonal qualities within the organization.
Director of Finance
My name is Yanelle Licona. I am a freshman Political Science major from Pflugerville, Texas. I previously served as the freshman class senator during which time I proposed and passed the Crusaders Recycling Initiative. As the Director of Finance, I hope to continue to encourage and inspire our senators and student body to make change for the better.
Director of Organizations
My name is Neisha Hickman. I am a junior Accounting and Finance major from Terrell, Texas. This is my second semester to serve in Student Government. I served as the Junior Class Senator for the Fall 2020 semester. I am also the Vice President of the Pre- Law and Political Science Society and the Treasurer of ASTRA. As Director of Organizations, I will work with the Director of Student of Organizations to develop policies and guidebooks that will help the development of organizational leadership. I am delighted to further serve my UMHB community this year!
Page last updated January 28, 2021