About the Student Government Association

What is SGA?

SGA is UHCL's student government body and official student representative organization. It is composed of an internally-selected representative from all recognized student orgs.

Who Runs SGA?

Elected by a majority vote, four officers comprise the SGA Executive Council (EC) for one-year term of office, commencing on the day of the annual Student Life Banquet, which is normally held in late April. Like other SGA reps, SGA EC officers must officially represent a recognized UHCL student organization.

Meet Your SGA Executive Council

  • 2017-2018 Executive Council Members
  • President

    Justin MurphyJustin Murphy is currently a junior with a communications major and literature minor. He decided to become the student body president in order to create a positive change on campus. He hopes that every student on campus knows that their voice matters, and that all of the SGA executive council members would love to hear their ideas on how to better the University of Houston- Clear Lake. Justin is also an orientation leader, a member of Music Club, the SGA Representative for the UHCL Volleyball Club, and a peer mentor for the first year seminar program.

    Prior to this year, Justin was the recreation chair for the Campus Activities Board, the SGA Representative for the Music Club, the president of University Christian Fellowship, and a member of the Hawk Leadership Institute. He also sat on four committees/hearing panels in the Student Government Association in the 2016-2017 school year

  • Vice President - Committee Coordinator

    Diveanne MartinDiveanne Martinez received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and is returning to UHCL to pursue a Teaching Certification. Her campus involvement includes being and Orientation Leader, and employee of the Student Life Office.

    Other than SGA, Diveanne’s involvement with student organizations include Music Club, Pre-Health & Science Association, & the Social Justice Organization. She is also the president of the Campus Activities Board.

  • Vice President - Outreach & Communication

    Mohamed AbdelGililMohamed AbdelGilil is currently a sophomore majoring in Biology with specialization in Pre-Health and Physiology and whom is also minoring in Chemistry.

    He is also involved with other student organizations on campus and is a Supplementary Instructor at the Student Success Center.

    He decided to join SGA to help students get involved on campus and to also have a voice. His mission is to make sure SGA represents each and every student from this campus. Getting more people involved is what we are seeking. This makes SGA stronger and better by including every member from our UHCL family and community.

  • Vice President - Administration

    Izuh IkpeamaIzuh Ikpeama is a junior pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Biology with a specialization in Pre-Health and Physiology, along with a minor in chemistry.

    He decided to become involved within SGA because he wanted to be a part of the process to transition the organization to becoming more student oriented. He hopes to make every student feel that they have a voice and the means to enact change on campus. His involvement on campus includes being an Orientation Leader, a member of the Hawk Leadership Institute, a Slice Volunteer, and a live reporter for The Signal.

    Other than the SGA, Izuh's involvement with student organizations includes Chemistry Club, Music Club, PHSA, SJO and Campus Activities Board. He is the pre-pharmacy chair of the Pre-Health and Science Association, SGA Representative for Music Club, Vice President of the Social Justice Organization, and the vice chair for the Campus Activities Board Recreation Committee.

SGA Directors

SGA Directors provide assistance to the EC and act as an advisory board. The EC appoints 6 positions for the duration of the full academic year. If you would like to help volunteer or apply to become an SGA Director, email sga@uhcl.edu.

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