Student Government

Hampden-Sydney has a long tradition of student involvement in College affairs. There are a number of elected positions for Student Government, the Senate, and the Court. There are also many appointed positions — students serve as members of the faculty’s Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Lectures and Programs, and Athletic Committees. In addition, students are named to various task forces, to ad hoc committees, and often, to search committees seeking key College officers. All students are expected to participate in the self-government that is prized so highly on our campus. The Constitution of the Student Government is a useful resource and is found in Section 4 of The Key.

  • Aaron Gilani
    Aaron S. Gilani


  • Peter Dooley
    Peter W. Dooley

    Chairman of Student Court

  • C. Trent Singleton
    C. Trent Singleton

    Chairman of Student Senate

  • Brett Shaw
    M. Brett Shaw


  • Henry Sewell
    Henry F. Sewell III

    Chairman of CAC


The President is the chief executive officer of the student body, with overall responsibility for student welfare and specific responsibility for upholding the Honor Code. He is assisted by the Secretary-Treasurer, who chairs the Student Finance Board. Both of these are elected positions. The President appoints a cabinet, consisting of the various chairmen of the executive committees, and he also appoints students to a number of College committees.

Aaron S. Gilani

M. Brett Shaw, Jr.

Chairman of CAC
Henry F. Sewell III

Chief of Staff
Tarun Sharma

Executive Assistant
Peter J. Chiglinsky

Executive Staff
John A. Collie
Matthew R. Goodrich
David L. Thalhimer

Academic Affairs
Robert G. Kerby III

Student Affairs Committee
William R. Echols
Tarun Sharma

Senior Liaison to the President
Robert Maxwell (Max) Zbinden

Parking Appeals Committee
Cody A. Beckett
Kyle Liebrich (Brich) Kiefer

Senior Liaison to Career Education
Christopher M. Ferrante

Bad Check Committee
Brian D. Collins
Garrett P. Birnbaum

Elections and Surveys Committee
Maxwell J. Maurer, Chairman
William L. Brantley
William V. Vogan

New Student Orientation Committee
Thomas F. Bourne, Jr., Chairman

Athletic Committee of the Faculty
Owen M. Costello

Lectures and Programs Committee
Hunter W. Gibson
John E. Wirges

Student Finance Committee
C. Graves Anthony III

College Appeals Committee
Ryan R. Rivas
Samuel M. Silvernail
John P. (Jay) Brandt, alternate

Gender Issues Committee
Leonardo A. Kowalski
Harrison K. Mire

Intercultural Affairs Committee
Mitchel D. Cavallarin
Aaron N. Doman
Blamoh Nagbe

Sustaining Tradition
D. Griffin (Griff) Fleenor

Senior Liaison to The Tiger
Sydney Henriques

Senior Liaison to Campus Security
William Briggs Burton

Recycling, Conservation, and Sustainability Committee
E. Davis Carter
Erik W. Kellogg
Sean G. Kellogg

Student Advisory Committee
Conrad W. Brown
Acrey E. Nicholson III
Almantas P. Palubinskas

Good Men Plan Committee
William F. (Liam) Hogan IV