SA Senate full after meeting


Junior marketing major Taras Lesyk gives a speech on why he should be appointed a senator at large at the Student Association meeting Sunday in the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room. The Student Association appointed nine senators-at-large as well as two Supreme Court justices.

By Margaret Maka

The Student Association Senate appointed nine senators-at-large to establish a full Senate, as well as two Supreme Court justices Sunday.

Elections in September failed to fill the Senate.

“This is one of the earliest times that I’ve seen that the Senate has been full and I hope that it stays that way for the entire semester,” said SA Senate Speaker Dillon Domke.

SA Senator Sharonda Roberson was appointed Student Association Senate deputy speaker.

Supreme Court Justices

Jawuan Sutton

Third-year law student

Involvement: Graduate assistant at the Office of the Ombudsperson

Goal: Fairness/equality-oriented, wants to become an attorney in Illinois

Helen Mellas

Third-year law student

Involvement: Graduate assistant for Fraternity and Sorority Life

Goal: Continue working with university students and with SA Senate


Libardo Coronado

Sophomore political science major

Involvement: Political Science Student Advisory Committee member, University Honors student and Bill Foster campaign intern

Goal: Promote philanthropy for SA Senate

Giuseppe Lagioia

Freshman business administration major

Involvement: National Honor Society and student council in high school

Goal: Clean up trash around campus and work with bus routes

Alex Summers

Sophomore business administration major

Involvement: Former SA Senator, served on Board of Elections

Goal: Encourage diversity and get to know student organization presidents

Dominic Scaduto

Freshman business administration major

Involvement: University Honors student

Goal: Become involved with Mass Transit and encourage freshman involvement

Taras Lesyk

Junior marketing major

Involvement: Former SA Senator, University Honors student

Goal: Promote NIU President Doug Baker’s triangle offense for student success

Ben Scaduto

Junior marketing major

Involvement: University Honors student, Red Riot football director, Phi Sigma Kappa member

Goal: Improve retention

Robert Kreml

Junior Physics major

Involvement: Student Conduct Board member, New Residence Hall community adviser

Goal: Become member of Rules and Procedures Committee to raise student awareness of rules

Mikey Pastrana

Senior journalism major

Involvement: Alpha Phi Omega member, Community Leadership and Civic Engagement Student Association president, front desk worker at Student Association office

Goal: Promote the collaboration of student organizations

Sean Birt

Freshman political science major

Involvement: Evans Scholar

Goal: Improve campus appearance, promote events and inform students on rules and procedures