Our Mission

The department of Student Governance & Citizenship strives to be the standard in guiding and developing emerging leaders committed to civic engagement, intentional advocacy, and the principles of democratic governance and institutions.

What We Do

The department serves as a mission-critical component of The University of Alabama and the Division of Student Life by providing programmatic, procedural, and financial oversight to the Student Government Association through direct and indirect advisory and administrative support to over 300 elected and appointed student body leaders.

Who We Are

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Rick Funk



After retiring from UA in 2022 completing 27 years of service, Rick returned to SGA on an interim basis in Fall 2023 to assist SGA. When Rick originally came to UA, he was Associate Dean of Students and helped SGA re-start after their three year hiatus.

Office Hours

Monday: 10am – 3pm
Tuesday: 10am – 3pm
Wednesday: 10am – 3pm
Thursday: 10am – 3pm
Friday: 10am – 3pm

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Nathan Yamaguchi

Graduate Assistant


Bio coming soon!

Office Hours

Office hours coming soon!