Leading by Example

The Regis University Student Government Association for the 2018-2019 school year.

Regis University's cabinet is comprised of students who live out our Jesuit values and have been elected by their peers to take office. 

The RUSGA Executive Cabinet is one of three arms of undergraduate student governance at Regis University. Led by 5 popularly elected officials - Student Body President and 4 Vice Presidents -  that manage a budget of half a million dollars, the Executive Cabinet is responsible for student initiatives, programming traditions, and activities that build a strong sense of community with the student body. Representing the student voice to the Board of Trustees and through monthly meetings with President Fr. Fitzgibbons, faculty and the Dean of Students, RUSGA is a strong advocate for Regis students.

Rico Gomez- Student Body President

Rico is a first-generation senior majoring in Business Administration with specializations in Marketing and Management. Born and raised in Denver, he is a product of Denver Public Schools, graduating from Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy’s inaugural class in 2015. 

Rico has held various leadership roles throughout his collegiate career. On campus, Rico was club senator before being promoted to President of the Business and Entrepreneurship Club. Additionally, he worked in the office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence where he was developing a student diversity council and was on the search committee for the Vice-Provost for Diversity and Inclusion. Off campus, he worked for Denver Public Schools' CareerConnect program primarily recruiting partner organizations to host internships, mentorships, and career opportunities for hundreds of district students in diverse industries. He also worked in Servicios de La Raza’s ¡DALE! – Driving Active Latino Electorate – program, managing a team of employees to text election information to thousands of voters in low-turnout locations. 

This year, his priorities leading RUSGA are boosting school spirit, implementing strategies and processes for effective communication between the student body and RUSGA, effective use of student funds, improving accessibility for commuter students, explicitly celebrating diversity, and ensuring members of the most marginalized communities in society are welcome at Regis.

Email: rusgaprs@regis.edu

Emily Schneider- Vice President, Programming

Emily is a senior at Regis studying Public Relations and Marketing. She is hoping to continue her education at Regis and obtain her Masters in Marketing. As Vice President of Programming, Emily works in creating exciting and engaging Thursday Thrills events for the student body. She also helps in planning Snow Week and Snow Ball in the winter; along with Ranger Week and Ranger Day in the spring.

Programming is here to help bring the student body together through weekly events, and to make sure that students are getting the most out of their college experience. Through Programming, students are able to let go of any stress and relax with peers through unique events. Emily wants to work towards making Thursday Thrills the event that all students look forward to attending, and by working with all different clubs around campus she aims to make this happen.

Email: rusgavpp@regis.edu

Reginald Worles- Vice President, Social Justice and Diversity

Regi is a third-year student studying Peace and Justice and Philosophy from Memphis, TN. As the first in his family to go to college, he is providing an example for his two younger brothers for what the experience might look like. Regi has been an active member of the Center for Service Learning, the Diversity Office, the Black Student Alliance, and the Queer Student Alliance (QSA) since his arrival at Regis. His responsibilities within QSA grew when he became one of the co-presidents for the 2017-2018 school year. While in this position he organized several events, but he is most proud of sending a delegation to the Creating Change Conference hosted by the National LGBTQ Task Force in Washington, D.C.

During the Spring of his Freshman Year he began what would be a future student publication, "The Don't Touch Zine Collective," that serves as an opportunity for students to engage issues of identity and social justice as it relates to their own body and overall being. With a strong belief that narrative is a tool for strengthening and bettering communities everywhere, his goal is to highlight the stories of our most underrepresented and systematically limited students on campus in an emotional, respectful, and creative way. The goal of this emphasis on narrative is to develop empathy across the Regis community and for it to come together in unique ways that it otherwise might not.

Email: rusgavpsjd@regis.edu

Melissa Rangel- Vice President, Involvement

Melissa Rangel is a senior at Regis University from Chicago, Illinois. She is majoring in Environmental Science and double-minoring in Business and Biology. In the duration of her college career, Melissa has been a member of Student Involvement Committee for 2 years before studying abroad in Wroclaw, Poland. During the summer of 2018, she interned at Aurora Water in their Water Conservation department. After graduating, Melissa hopes to continue exploring other aspects of water conservation on either coast or the Great Lakes. 

As Vice President of Involvement (VPI), Melissa will be responsible of coordinating events and activities that will appeal to the whole student body. Melissa will be collaborating with Emily Schneider (VPP) to plan Snow Week and Snow Ball. She and her committee will also find ways of bringing about a better sense of community both on and off campus. She will plan various service events to benefit the surrounding community such as The Big Event, which is a community clean-up. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Melissa with any questions, ideas, or requests!

Email: rusgavpi@regis.edu

Aiden Andersen- Vice President, Clubs and Organizations

Aiden Andersen is a junior at Regis University from Sacramento, California. Aiden is the second Andersen attending Regis, following his sister Francesca who graduated spring of 2017. He is a Political Economy major with the intention of either getting his masters in Environmental Studies or attending law school. He aspires to draft renewable energy legislation either on a state or federal level. As Vice President of Clubs and Organizations, Aiden will focus on making Regis feel more active college through increasing club activity, increasing club sizes, transforming student senate into a more legitimized entity, and utilizing the student senate as a legitimized way of expressing student concern to the administration.

Email: rusgavpco@regis.edu