We Are Senate

We Want You to Join Us!

Student Senate Executive Cabinet is looking for students to join our team!

  • Do you enjoy working with others for positive change?
  • Are you someone who has good verbal and written communication?
  • Do you have good organization and planning skills?
  • Are you interested in serving in an executive position?

If this description fits you, please complete the Student Senate Executive Cabinet Officer Application and submit the following:

  • Online Application
  • Letter of Support from a SCTCC faculty/staff member (can be emailed directly from faculty/staff to Campus Life Director (Shaun Keeley)
  • Copy of your most current transcript (to show proof of credits enrolled (minimum of 6) and 2.5 GPA requirements)

Student Senate is also seeking more general Student Representatives!

Student Representative, or Senators, serve as overall representatives of SCTCC’s student body (at-large). SCTCC students who would like to be on Student Senate, but do not belong to a recognized club/organization and/or are enrolled in programs that do not have club/organization affiliation may apply.

  • Do you have interest in student government on a broader scale?
  • Are you interested in being a leader on campus and within the greater community?
  • Would you like to have an active voice on campus regarding Student Senate events/activities, Tuition and Fees, Community Services, Partnerships, etc.?

Senators are required to serve on one committee per year and submit one report per semester. If you are interested, please complete the Senator (At-Large) Application.


Student Senate is the official student government and student voice of

St. Cloud Technical & Community College (SCTCC).

It operates under a constitution that’s been approved by the student body.

Meet your Student Senate Executive Cabinet (2020-2021)

President: Jacob Bertam
Vice President: Mira Moore
Secretary: TBD
Treasurer: TBD
Public Relations Coordinator: TBD
Legislative Liaison:  TBD
Jacob Bertram
Marketing Sales Management
I graduated from Paynesville High School in 2019. I am very interested in Politics and enjoy live streaming sporting events. Throughout my High School career, I was an American Legion Boys Stater in 2018, earned my Eagle Scout Award in 2016, and I played football and ran track. In my free time I enjoy bowling with friends, playing the guitar and announcing sporting events. I am honored to be your president and I hope to be the voice for everyone at SCTCC. Go Cyclones!
Kiara Coops
Associate of Arts
I’m a Robbinsdale Cooper High School graduate class of 2018. I decided to come to SCTCC to further my education and basketball career. I’m also the team captain and plan to take my team further than we did last year. This is my first year as Vice President of Student Senate, and it’s more than just a title to me… I want to make things different here at SCTCC and it starts with the students! Some fun facts about me is that one of my favorite hobbies besides basketball is shopping. I like to look the part outside of a basketball uniform. And if I could be any superhero in the world, it would be Catwoman because she’s fierce and doesn’t let anyone get in her way.
Khady Windsouri
My name is Khady Farida Windsouri. I am from Ouest Africa (Burkina Faso). My first language is French. I came to America alone as an immigrant in 2016 to get a better life and learn from the country that gave me the opportunity to do so. I am the middle daughter of a family of five members. I attend St. Cloud Technical & Community College and am doing my Associate’s degree in Business and Management but oriented toward Finance. It will be my major when I transfer to St Cloud State University (SCSU).
Uchenna (Uche)
Uchenna Omeoga
Water Environment Technologies
Hello! My name is Uchenna Omeoga and I am 24 years old. I’m currently going through the WETT program at SCTCC and I joined Student Senate in order to involve myself with the school more while also improving the experience for others. On my days off, I enjoy spending time with my friends and relaxing at home.

The role of the Student Senate:

  • To act as the official communication link between SCTCC’s student body and SCTCC’s administration regarding all student, educational, and administrative concerns.
  • To serve as leaders across campus and represent the power of the student voice by advocating on behalf of and in the best interest of all SCTCC students. 
  • To encourage student participation in all campus-wide events/activities as well as in the greater, regional community.
  • To adhere to, align with, and promote SCTCC’s College Outcomes and Competencies.
    • To demonstrate personal and social accountability
    • To think critically
    • To communicate effectively
    • To understand social and global perspectives
    • To apply knowledge
  • To build and maintain professional communication with SCTCC administration, faculty, and staff.
  • To represent SCTCC at Lead MN. 
  • To serve on SCTCC’s Student Life Committee, Tuition and Fees, Technology Fee Committees and participate in the consultation process as stated in Minnesota State Board Policies.

If you are interested in running for office, complete the Student Senate Executive Cabinet applicationcontact Shaun Keeley or Nate Hiestand, or stop by the Student Senate/Campus Life Office (Heartland B024) for more information.

Senate Meetings

Fall 2021 Senate Meeting Dates/Time/Location

  • September 15
  • September 29
  • October 13
  • October 27
  • November 10
  • November 17
  • December 1
  • December 15


Spring 2022 Senate Meeting Dates/Time/Location

  • January 19
  • February 2
  • February 16
  • March 2
  • March 16
  • March 23
  • April 6
  • April 20
  • May 4

Student Senate meets on a regular, bi-weekly basis throughout the academic year.

12:00pm-1:00pm Meetings will take place via Zoom.

Anyone who wishes to attend a Student Senate meeting should reach out to Shaun Keeley.

Interim Campus Life Director: skeeley@sctcc.edu

Have an issue you’d like to bring to the Student Senate? To have your item placed on the agenda, contact the Student Senate President (Jacob Bertram) no later than the Tuesday prior to the next Senate meeting.

Student Senate President Jacob Bertram will be doing an office hour on Mondays from 1:00pm-2:00pm via zoom. If students would like to meet with him about any questions or concerns they may have, click below to connect with Jacob: https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/6291078482

You're always welcome to join us! If you’d like to be involved, no matter your interests, please call 320-308-5922. You can also visit the Student Senate office, located in the Basement of the Heartland Building B024.

Staff Co-Advisors:  Shaun Keeley (Campus Life Director)/Nate Hiestand (Athletic Director)

Contact Campus Life Director (Shaun Keeley) if you have any questions.