Updated November 2020


The Student Body Government (SBG) is the major organization through which Gallaudet students govern themselves, plan activities for the campus, and work with faculty and administration on matters of general interest to the student body.


This Committee has the following authority:

  • Appoints directors for academic, social, and cultural affairs; student welfare; athletics; and student media (SBG's president, with approval of the Student Congress)


Students automatically become members of the SBG. Undergraduate and graduate students are active, voting members. SBG's executive officers are chosen annually in a campus-wide election.

Executive Branch

Name Title / Role
Andrew Wisniewski President
Karla Mendez-Guerrero Vice President
Emily Johnson Director of Communications
Michael Slane Director of Community Relations 
Tammy Wilson Director of Equity
Yazeed Al-Khatib Director of Finance
Samantha Richards Director of Outreach
Ruthie Ferster Director of Student Affairs
Payne Yance Director of Student Media
Gregorio Mata Speaker of House
Ariella Dramin Chief Justice 
Tawny Holmes  Advisor