The ultimate authority of the Vanderbilt Student Government is housed in the Executive Board. The President, charged with the leadership of the organization, and the Vice President, charged with the leadership of the Committees, are elected by the student body. The Speaker of the Senate, charged with the leadership of the Senate, is elected by and amongst their peers in Senate. The Chief of Staff, charged with the leadership of the Cabinet, is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. All serve a one-year term beginning in April of every school year and serving through April of the next year.
Speaker of the Senate
Sean Swinford is a Junior from Bozeman, Montana where there are more cows than people, so he knows how to sniff out the bull. But seriously, he is very happy to be in Nashville now where it isn’t snowing 9 months out of the year. This is his third year serving in VSG and third year in the Senate, and he is thrilled to be this year’s Speaker as he is very passionate about the political process and believes that through hard work we truly can impact the Vanderbilt community. Aside from his involvement in VSG, He is also a double major in economics and political science, as well as an RA. In his free time he enjoys relaxing and watching some tv, but then again who doesn’t? Please reach out to him if you have any concerns, bill ideas, or would like to get in any way as student input is what drives the work we do in the Senate.