The legislative branch of the University of Alabama SGA is composed of a group of fifty senators from every college on campus. These senators are elected to a one year term beginning in April. At the beginning of the legislative session, the Senate elects their own leadership in the form of the Speaker of the Senate, the Secretary of the Senate, and committee chairs of the eight standing committees. Currently, the Senate is operated by Speaker Matthew R. Childress. Senate meetings are open to the public and they occur every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Forum unless otherwise specified.

Speaker of the Senate – Matthew Childress

Matthew R. Childress is a Junior from Dallas, Texas double majoring in Management Information Systems and Finance, pursuing a career in Management Consulting. Over the last two school years, Matthew has served as a Senator for the Culverhouse College of Commerce in the Finance Committee, while also representing the Senate in the Financial Affairs Committee.

Secretary of the Senate – Molly Stalter

Molly Stalter is a Junior from Mandeville, Louisiana double majoring in Event Planning and Public Relations. This is her second year serving on SGA. During the prior 2016-2017 term, Molly served as a Senator for the College of Human Environmental Sciences. She can be contacted at mmstalter@crimson.ua.edu.

Senators

Below is a listing of senators for each college, along with each senator’s committee.

Arts and Sciences

Talor Allen
Academic Affairs

Cara Clay
Resolutions

Mary Elizabeth Clements
Academic Affairs

Clay Gaddis
Rules

Lauren Griffith
External Affairs

Chris Hannigan
Academic Affairs

Mason Johnston
Resolutions

Baily Martin
Student Affairs

Kelsey Montgomery
Academic Affairs

Marissa Alayna Navarro
Resolutions

Commerce

Rob Harrington
Rules

Eric Silver
Finance

Michael Smith
Student Affairs

Emma Thomas
Rules

Communication and Information Sciences

Daniela Bishop
Resolutions

Hannah Echols
Student Affairs

Madeline Turner
External Affairs

Engineering

Salvatore Arena
Resolutions

Robin Blocksom
External Affairs

McKinnon Cox
Finance

John Eagan
Rules

Chad Heatley
Oversight

Colin Macwilliam
Oversight

Harrison Smoak
External Affairs

Education

Hazen Hoagland
Oversight

Sarah Morrow
Finance

Graduate School

Jenna Graham
Student Affairs

Human Environmental Sciences

Law

Nursing

Sarah Michel
Student Affairs

Trey Thurston
Student Affairs

Social Work

Katie Judson
Academic Affairs

Darby McQueen
Oversight