The Senate is organized first by a an Executive Committee of seven members who are each in charge of various campus initiatives under the leadership of the President, Chris Jones ‘19. Each Executive Committee member is head of their own separate committee of elected senators whose interests lie in a particular area of campus or internally within senate (Campus Life and Initiatives, Financial Strategy, Club Finance, Academic Initiatives, Club Consulting, Operations, and Public Relations & Marketing) to help accomplish designated tasks more efficiently and effectively.

Get to know your Executive Committee! Each member of the Executive Committee hold special responsibility for a part of the Dickinson College experience – these leaders are your resource for engagement, opportunity and action on campus. Each member holds office hours in the Student Senate Office throughout the week for time to engage with you – please stop by, we want to hear from you!

Reach your senators at senate@dickinson.edu


Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Class of 2019

Student Body President

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Major: Computer Science & Biology
Activities on campus: Senate, Triton, Liberty Cap
Why did you choose to join Senate?
I chose to join Student Senate because of the opportunity it affords any student to vocalize their ideas for the campus, and directly partake in the shared governance of the college. I have been a member of the Student Senate since my first semester here, and have served as the Associate Director of the Public Affairs Committee, Director of Academics, and President. I have also served on all but one of the All-College Committees for Dickinson, including the Academic program and Standards Committee (APSC), Information and Technology Services Committee (ITSC), and the Planning and Budget committee (PB).  (NEW PARAGRAPH) I encourage all members of the Dickinson student body to become involved with the Student Senate because together we are provided the unique opportunity to not only vocalize concerns and ideas on for campus but also directly partake in the shared governance of the College. Being a member of the Senate means that you will have a voice at the table, a vote on important issues, and the ability to craft the school for not only your class but countless classes and students to come.  (NEW PARAGRAPH) Even if Student Government isn’t something you see yourself participating in, there is no wrong way to try to get involved. Any member of campus is invited to come to any of our meetings on Tuesday evenings in the Social Hall.

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Trapper Hobble

Trapper Hobble

Class of 2020

Director of Academics

Hometown: Three Springs, PA
Major: Biology
Activities on campus: Senate, Triton, Liberty Cap, College Choir, Collegium, ALD
Why did you choose to join Senate?
I joined Senate because I really wanted to make a difference here at Dickinson. Student Senate has not only allowed me to help students but also provide positive change throughout the entire campus.

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Lily Mott

Lily Mott

Class of 2018

Director of Public Relations and Marketing

Hometown: Berwyn, PA
Major: Policy Management major, Political Science and Business minor
Study abroad: Bologna, Italy
Activities on campus: Senate, Varsity Field Hockey, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Club Lacrosse
Why did you choose to join Senate?
I am a member of Senate because I enjoy being able to work with the Dickinson community and promote the student voice. Being apart of Senate allows you to impact change on campus, and it's very rewarding to work on projects that will benefit the school.

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Cole Gordner

Cole Gordner

Class of 2018

Director of Financial Strategy

Hometown: Berwick, PA
Major: Political Science major
Study Abroad: Norwich, United Kingdom
Activities on campus: Plays guitar for the Dickinson Jazz Combo, Blueshirt
Why did you choose to join Senate?
I chose to join the Student Senate because it provided the best means for me to have a positive impact on this campus. When I was applying to Dickinson the Shared Governance structure of the college was one of my biggest selling points and I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to serve on this body since my sophomore year (I tried to join freshman year but lost to the lovely Peter Brooks!).

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Ruthie Strauss

Ruthie Strauss

Class of 2018

Director of Club Consulting

Hometown: State College, PA
Major: Physics, Engineering Track
Activities on campus: Senate, New Student Programs Coordinator, Admissions Intern, SLCE Graphic Design Specialist, Physics TA
Why did you choose to join Senate?
I’ve always been interested in the impact that students can have at Dickinson, so I’m excited to be part of Senate for my senior year to continue learning more!

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Peter Brooks

Peter Brooks

Class of 2018

Director of Campus Life and Initiatives

Hometown: Southport, CT
Major: International Business & Management major
Study Abroad: Malaga, Spain
Activities on campus: Senate, First-Year Mentor, INBM Majors Committee
Why did you choose to join Senate?
I was convinced to apply for a senators position in the fall ion my freshman year and have not regretted it since. I have been involved with Senate for all four years I’ve been here and have loved every chance I have gotten to be more involved. During my sophomore year I was the Director of Club Consulting and with the increased amount of responsibility I grew to appreciate the work we completed together as a committee. Now as Director of Campus Life I’m very excited to see what the committee will accomplishes together from continuing past projects to coming up with ones of our own. I chose to be a part of Senate because I wanted to enact change. Hearing students frustrations and having those of my own convinced me that inaction is a form of action and that you have to be willing to be a driving force of change when there isn’t one.

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Maddy Granda

Maddy Granda

Class of 2018

Director of Operations

Hometown: Richmond, VT
Major: International Studies major
Study abroad: Málaga, Spain
Activities on campus: Senate, Women's Club Soccer, Pi Beta Phi, Student Democrats
Why did you choose to join Senate?
I chose to join Student Senate my freshmen year because I wanted to meet fellow students and get involved at Dickinson on an institutional level. I have chosen to continue to be involved in Senate because of the relationships it has helped me foster with administrators and the change that we have been able to accomplish over the last three years. 

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