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The Legislative Branch is comprised of forty-six (46) Senators.  This governing body allocates funds, approves presidential appointments, facilitates legislative changes, and represents the student voice through resolutions.  Twenty-five (25) Senators represent UK’s academic colleges (including graduate & professional), fifteen (15) Senators are elected ‘undergraduate at-large’ to represent the undergraduate student body as a whole, five (5) Senators are elected ‘graduate at-large’ to represent the graduate student body as a whole, and four (4) are elected as freshmen representatives.  The Senate President serves as the liaison between the executive and legislative branches and oversees the four committees: Appropriations and Revenue, Academic/Student Affairs, Operations & Evaluations, & Committee on Committees. For information on Senate’s funding process for student organizations, Click here. For legislation passed by the UKSGA Senate, click here.
Senate Leadership

Ben Childress

Senate President

Rahul Annabathula

Arts & Sciences/Senate Executive Committee Member At-Large

Sydney Barnett

Appropriations & Revenue Committee Chair

Hannah Botts

Operations & Evaluation Committee Chair; Senator, College of Engineering
Undergraduate At-Large 

Conner Ball

Senator, Undergraduate At-Large

Tommy Daley

Senator, Undergraduate At-Large

Logan Douglas

Senator, Undergraduate At-Large

Noel Ekman

Senator, Undergraduate At-Large

Alex Flynn

Senator, Undergraduate At-Large

Hayes Hagan

Senator, Undergraduate At-Large

Lauren Henrickson

Senator, Undergraduate At-Large; Senate Coordinator

Nicole Mattingly

Senator, Undergraduate At-Large

Joe McClure

Senator, Undergraduate At-Large

Todd Montgomery

Senator, Undergraduate At-Large

Allison Olmsted

Senator, Undergraduate At-Large

Duncan Paul

Senator, Undergraduate At-Large

Gabby Torres

Senator, Undergraduate At-Large
Graduate At-Large

Nate Goetz

Senator, Graduate At-Large

Claire Hafner

Senator, Graduate At-Large

Kyle Kirk

Senator, Graduate At-Large

Lakin Mills

Senator, Graduate At-Large

Arshia Saiyed

Senator, Graduate At-Large
College of Agriculture, Food, & Environment

Stefan Fink

Senator, College of Agriculture, Food, & Environment

Chelsea Folmar

Senator, College of Agriculture, Food, & Environment
College of Arts & Sciences

Sara Biery

Senator, College of Arts & Sciences

Chelsea St. Clair

Senator, College of Arts & Sciences
Gatton College of Business & Economics

Michael Gilligan

Senator, Gatton College of Business & Economics

Christina Lehman

Senator, Gatton College of Business & Economics
College of Communication & Information

Amy Shelton

Senator, College of Communication & Information
College of Dentistry

Karah Brown

Senator, College of Dentistry
College of Design

Chloe Crist

Senator, College of Design
College of Education
College of Engineering

Katlyn Ezell

Senator, College of Education

Becca Roark

Senator, College of Education

Angelo Stekardis

Senator, College of Engineering
College of Fine Arts

Will Lovan

Senator, College of Fine Arts
College of Health Sciences

Rebecca Gower

Senator, College of Health Sciences
College of Law

Megan Niespodziany

Senator, College of Law
College of Medicine

Claci Ayers

Senator, College of Medicine
College of Nursing

Alexa Maier

Senator, College of Nursing
College of Pharmacy

Seth Profitt

Senator, College of Pharmacy
College of Public Health

Vishal Nathu

Senator, College of Public Health
College of Social Work

Cindy Le

Senator, College of Social Work