The Student Government Executive Board is committed to empowering student voices. They are here to act as a resource, and they encourage students to reach out with any questions, thoughts, resources, and concerns for the betterment of the university.

Benton Simpson (he/him)


My name is Benton, and I am the President of SGA. My job is to serve as a liaison between the students and the administration and to ensure student voices are heard. I am an ambitious, goal-oriented person who values knowledge and education. I have played oboe for nine years and continue to play in the University Wind Ensemble. My true passion lies in politics. My career goals include working as a Federal Prosecutor, running for Congress, and being elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

John Erickson (he/him)

Vice President

Hello, my name is John, and I am a Junior Biology Major on a Pre-Med track. In the Student Government Association, I am your Vice President. I work with the President, Benton, to represent the student body and voice your concerns to UE’s administration. I also aid in the management of Aces Haven. Outside of SGA, I am a biology tutor, TA, Orientation Leader, and a member of FIJI.

Grace Reisinger (she/her)


My name is Grace, and I am the former VP and current Secretary for SGA. I am a senior Public Health major with a health policy emphasis, and I plan on going to medical school after graduation. As Secretary, I work to ensure that all communication between the SGA Executive Board and the student body is timely and clear! I am also heavily involved with Admission Ambassadors because I love sharing about my experiences at UE with prospective students. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions! 

Zach Worley (he/him)


Hello, my name is Zach, I am the Parliamentarian for SGA here at UE. As Parliamentarian, it is my task to be knowledgeable of the constitution, order of processes, and I am in charge of being the chair of the audit committee for our governing documents. I am extremely involved around campus in organizations like Faith in Action, LSCM Club, and even Greek Life! I look forward to this school year and making campus a better place for the student body.

Rafay Karim (he/him)

Chief Executive Officer

I’m Rafay Karim, currently serving as the CEO of SGA. I’m a senior majoring in chemistry and am actively involved with the honors activity board. My post-graduation aspirations include attending medical school. 

Crispin Ewen (she/her)

Enhancement Chair/Ombudsperson

My name is Crispin, and I am a Senior getting a double degree in Accounting and Business Administration: Marketing. I serve as Student Government Association’s Enhancement Chair/ Ombudsperson. This role involves me serving as a resource to UE students. This can happen by listening to students’ concerns, serving as a student mediator, pursuing enhancement ideas and resolutions through Student Congress, and guiding students towards campus resources.

Also, I am a part of Admission Ambassadors – Tour Chair – and the Schroeder School of Business Advisory Board and Ambassadors, and I participate in sand volleyball intramural. 

Ashton Lambert (he/him)

Chief Financial Officer

Hello, All! I am Ashton, the SGA Chief Financial Officer, which means that I deal with things like budgeting and transferring funds. I am a Junior Accounting and LSCM Double Major who is also the President of UE’s BPA Chapter and the Secretary of our LSCM Club. I am also a Hoosier and love animals, including my 7 cats and 2 dogs.

Devon Langley (she/her)

Chief Marketing Officer

Hello, everyone! My name is Devon, and I am a senior studying communication and political science. I am so thrilled to serve as SGA’s CMO, and I am excited to be a resource for you when it comes to advertising your events and organizations. Please reach out if you would like my help! Outside of SGA, I work with Student Media, Embrace Marketing and Communication, Admission Ambassadors, the Center for Career Development, and FIRST Indiana Robotics.

John Stewart (he/him)

Chief Operating Officer

I’m a senior mechanical engineering major and your Student Government’s Chief Operating Officer. Outside of classes, I am an Admission Ambassador and an avid runner. 


Vidit Patel (he/him)

Academic Fund Board Chair

Greetings Aces, I’m Vidit Patel. I’m currently a senior majoring in Business Management and Marketing with a minor in Legal Studies. As Academic Fund Board Chair, I’m responsible for hearing AFB resolutions that pertain to the academic development of the student body. After graduation, I plan on being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the active-duty Army or National Guard. My favorite hobbies include traveling and spending time with friends and family.


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