Your Senate members

Meet your 2019 Student Senate team! Find out more about the students behind the positions by checking out our social media channels for personal profiles.

The Student Senate elects leaders from within their team to take on additional duties. These positions will be filled at their first meeting in March 2019.

2019 Student Senate elected leadership

Chair: Daniel Gommans

Vice-Chair: Lizzie Tongway

ITS/Facilities Portfolio Chair: Sonya Mentha

Academic Portfolio Chair: Melanie Luft

Communications Portfolio Chair: Lizzie Tongway

Student Connect Portfolio Chair: Tom Brew

Social Inclusion Portfolio Chair: Sam Flaherty

2019 members

Mt Helen Higher Ed rep
Vamsi Chilmakuru
Contact: student.senate@federation.edu.au
Mt Helen Higher Ed rep
Jagmeet Singh
Contact: student.senate@federation.edu.au
Mt Helen TAFE rep
Adam Morris
Contact: student.senate@federation.edu.au
Camp St Performing Arts rep
Rebecca O'Dowd
Contact: student.senate@federation.edu.au
Berwick Campus rep
Christian Vasquez
Contact: student.senate@federation.edu.au
Distance & Off-Campus rep
Mark Clarkson
Contact: student.senate@federation.edu.au
Gippsland Campus rep
Sonya Mentha
Contact: student.senate@federation.edu.au
Gippsland Campus rep
Zac Helyar
Contact: student.senate@federation.edu.au
SMB Campus rep
Lizzie Tongway
Contact: student.senate@federation.edu.au
Horsham Campus rep
Sam Flaherty
Contact: student.senate@federation.edu.au
Business School Board rep
Melanie Luft
Contact: student.senate@federation.edu.au
Health & Life Sciences School Board rep
Sam Sherrard
Contact: student.senate@federation.edu.au
Learning & Teaching Committee rep
David Falconer
Contact: student.senate@federation.edu.au
Academic Board rep
Daniel Gommans
Contact: student.senate@federation.edu.au
International rep
Samriti Sood
Contact: student.senate@federation.edu.au
Sustainability Committee rep
Francis Licciardi
Contact: student.senate@federation.edu.au
Postgraduate rep
Beste Genc
Contact: student.senate@federation.edu.au
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rep
Franklin Moon
Contact: student.senate@federation.edu.au
Sports rep
Tom Brew
Contact: student.senate@federation.edu.au
Clubs & Societies rep
Sheena Buchhorn
Contact: student.senate@federation.edu.au

Current vacant positions

  • Camp St Campus Visual Arts rep
  • SMB Campus rep
  • Berwick Campus rep
  • Distance/Online rep
  • FedCollege rep
  • Horsham TAFE rep
  • School of Arts Board rep
  • School of Education Board rep
  • School of Health & Life Sciences Board rep
  • School of Science, Engineering & IT Board Rep
  • TAFE Board rep

Senate advisors

The Senate Advisors offer support and advice, liaising at senior levels between the Student Senate and University. The Senate advisors are:

  • Darren Holland - Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Student Support and Services
  • Jerry Van Delft - Director, Student Connect

Senate executive officer

This officer offers administrative and organisational support around the day-to-day running of the Student Senate. The Senate executive officer is:

Tom Hodgson
t.hodgson@federation.edu.au
(03) 5327 6897