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Meet the 2021-2022 Student Government Association Executive Board

September 23, 2021

The Student Government Association (SGA) is back on campus and ready to represent and advocate for students on all aspects of college life.

Members of the 2021-2022 Student Government Association Executive Board.

SGA President Michael Lilholt ’23 says that one of the organization’s goals for this year is to ensure more of the student body understands SGA’s role as the bridge between students and the administration. SGA has a strong relationship with administration and is often asked for input, he says. Lilholt wants the student body to know that they are open to any ideas and initiatives students have that could improve the college experience. “We want to continue to be more present for the student body as we return to a new normalcy,” he explains.

“As president, I oversee the Executive Board and Senate, and serve as the face of the organization. I assist the student body by being an outward facing member of the team, and take ideas and suggestions directly to administration.”

Lilholt is a double major in adolescence education and mathematics, and is both a Service Scholar and a residential assistant. He is also a member of the Honors Program. One thing he loves about Fisher is “the community that strives to constantly improve the college experience.”

Vice President Jenna Vinoya ’24 joined SGA to be able to serve the Fisher student body and help ensure the campus community has the best experience they can. An Honors student, Vinoya is a nursing major, with a language and cultures minor, and is also a Service Scholar and a student ambassador. 

Her role is to support the president and the rest of the Executive Board, maintain alumni relations, and oversee all SGA events and functions. This fall, she will also represent SGA as a member of the Campus COVID Advisory Team.

Marketing major Megan Houseknecht ’23 is the director of student life and organizations. Houseknecht joined SGA to be a voice for all students on campus.

“SGA is special to me because of the connections I have made and the ones I will continue to make throughout my term,” she said.

Within her executive role, she is the line of connection between SGA and clubs on campus. “My job is to make sure that clubs feel supported by SGA and the College,” she said.

Additionally, Houseknecht is a member of Teddi Dance for Love Committee and the Clubs Review Board.

Director of Financial Affairs Matthew Adams ’23, a finance major with a professional sales minor, joined SGA to contribute to its growth on campus.

Adams’ role in SGA involves handling the disbursement of the student activity fee, club purchase requests, budget requests, and managing SGA’s overall budget. Outside of SGA, he is involved in Delta Sigma Pi, the School of Business’ fraternity, and Investment Club.

Madison Jaynes ’23 is the director of marketing and communications and collaborates with the Fisher community to “amplify student voices and spread the word about SGA initiatives, events, and campus updates.”

A member of the Honors Program, Jaynes is a public health major and a biology minor. She is also involved with the Teddi Dance for Love and is on the JV women’s soccer team. She said she joined SGA to help improve the college experience for fellow students and contribute to bettering the campus community.

Ian Klenk ’24 serves as the director of academic affairs. Klenk is a political science and history dual major, as well as a Service Scholar and student ambassador. He is also a member of the Honors Program. In his role, Klenk coordinates academic initiatives and recommendations made by the SGA and serves as a resource for scholastic information.

Chief of Staff Sophie Burt ’23 is an adolescence education and history major. Outside of SGA, Burt is a student ambassador and a residential assistant.

Burt’s role as chief of staff is to “make sure schedules are updated, take notes during meetings, plan times for events, and make sure I can support any of the members of SGA in any way.”

To get involved with SGA, students can attend Senate meetings, which take place at 7:45 p.m. every Monday in the Joseph S. Skalny Science Center, Room 141. Lilholt added that anyone is welcome to join committees or attend office hours, which are posted on the Nest windows. For additional information about SGA, email

This article was written by Leslie Noble, Marketing Major ’21, a PR Writing Intern with the Office of Marketing and Communications.