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.

  • Justin Pugh
    Justin Pugh


  • Brandon Long
    Brandon Long

    Chairman of Student Court

  • Tarun Sharma
    Tarun Sharma

    Chairman of Student Senate

  • Damien Sharp
    Damien Sharp


  • Charles Nusbaum
    Stephen Nusbaum

    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.

Justin Pugh

Damien Sharp

Chairman of CAC
Charles Nusbaum

Chief of Staff
Clay Brown

Executive Assistant
Kelly Puls

Executive Staff
Eric Gorsline
Aaron Gilani
Andrew Cooney

Academic Affairs
Matt Goodrich

Student Affairs Committee
Baker Allen
Tarun Sharma

Senior Liaison to the President
Bo Burns

Parking Appeals Committee
Nathan Ott
Brich Keifer

Senior Liaison to Career Education
Newton Ray

Bad Check Committee
Will Hess
Newton Ray

Elections and Surveys Committee
Jack Carignan, Chairman
Preston Moore
Robert Mull

New Student Orientation Committee
Taylor Redmond, Chairman

Athletic Committee of the Faculty
Eric Gorsline

Lectures and Programs Committee
Joseph Kernan
Shreve Rohle

Student Finance Committee
Will Hess

College Appeals Committee
Trey Price
Seth Wagner
Malcombe Foley, alternate

Gender Issues Committee
Andrew Cooney
Victor Shaheen

Intercultural Affairs Committee
Leonardo Kowalski
David Coe
Diego Velasco

Sustaining Tradition
Henry Sewell

Senior Liaison to The Tiger
Clay Brown

Senior Liaison to Campus Security
Nate Ott

Recycling, Conservation, and Sustainability Committee
John Fitzgerald
Graham Hastings
Caleb Watkins

Student Advisory Committee
Fred Antoine
Sydney Henriques
Ben Durham