Student Senate President


Austin Aldag


Cell Phone: (309) 635-9977 

Graduation Year: 2016

Office Hours:

Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Duties: The Student Senate President oversees all operations of the Student Senate. The President nominates all other executive board positions, with the exception of the Vice  President and all committee positions, with the exception of the Financial Advisory Board. The President sets the agenda for and presides at all General Assembly and Executive Board meetings. It is the responsibility of the President to keep consistent communication between the Student Senate and the administration, faculty, and staff. Committees the President sit on include the Council for University Policy and Procedure (CUPP), Strategic Planning and Budgeting (SPBC),Student Life Committee, Academic Appeals Board, Alumni Association Executive Board, and GREENetwork, among others..

Bio: Austin is from the class of 2016 majoring in Political Science and minoring in both history and economics. He is originally from East Peoria, Illinois. Before becoming Student Senate President, Austin served a full term as the Student Senate Treasurer in 2013 during the major rework of the Student Senate Budget and allocation system. Outside of his duties regarding Senate, Austin enjoys reading both books regarding history and dystopian fiction, writing, and cycling around the Bloomington-Normal area. He has also worked with the Book Bike program with the West Side Revitalization Project in Bloomington.