The Student Government Association of Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) provides students a voice in University governance and helps to enhance the overall student experience at ENMU. Student Government is comprised of three branches: the executive branch, the legislative branch and the judicial branch.
The executive branch is led by the student body president and is comprised of other executive officials and directors. The legislative branch is led by the student body vice president (president of student senate) and is comprised of their legislative cabinet and student senate. The judicial branch is led by the chief justice and is comprised of other justices and support staff.
Student Body President Kaitlyn Bigham
"I am a graduate student majoring in special education with an emphasis in early childhood education. In spring 2017, I completed my bachelor's degree in early childhood education. Originally, I am from Crestview, Florida, but moved to Rio Rancho where I graduated from Cleveland High School in 2012. Here at Eastern, I have been a Campus Life sound technician, Safe Ride driver, Safe Ride director, and a member of Student Government for five years. I served on various Student Government committees, am currently a graduate assistant for Multicultural Affairs and am leading the Office of International Affairs. Additionally, I have recently been initiated into Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society.
I decided to join Student Government because I love helping my fellow students, and want to do everything I can to help others succeed as they chase their dreams. I am excited to serve as student body president, and will do everything I can to ensure all students feel heard and welcomed on our campus. I am always available for everyone, and I will always have an open-door policy, so I can be contacted at any time for anything."
Student Body Vice President Adilene Adame
"I am a graduate student going into the first year of my master's program. I have graduated with a Bachelor in Physical Education with a minor in coaching. I am from Friona, Texas, where I graduated from Friona High School in 2013. While working on my undergraduate degree, I was involved in athletics, Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) and the Student Government Association. I was a thrower for the Track and Field team, president of SAAC, and vice president for KDP. During my time with the Student Government Association, I have been a senator for the College of Education and Technology as well as the director of Homecoming 2017 and Mud Volleyball 2018. I decided to join Student Government because of my love for Eastern and my love for helping others. I look forward to putting my leadership skills into play and being the leader Eastern has helped me become. I want to be the voice of all the students, which means I will always have an open-door policy."
Chief Justice Hannah Stout
"I am a sophomore undergraduate student majoring in criminal justice with a minor in psychology. I am from Albuquerque, New Mexico and graduated in spring 2017 from Albuquerque Public Schools with three years of law and three years of mock trial education. I am currently employed at the Department of Public Safety (ENMU DPS), where I have worked since the start of my freshmen year. I have served on the Parking Fines Appeals Board and involved myself in Pre-Law Club and Student Government. I am honored to serve as Chief Justice for the Student Government Association of Eastern New Mexico University. I'm here to lead the other justices in providing unbiased and objective assessments of any issues that may arise before the judicial branch."