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NOTICE: WITH THE INAUGURATION OF THE 106TH UNDERGRADUATE SENATE ON APRIL 2, 2024, THIS PAGE IS NO LONGER UP-TO-DATE. EXPECT UPDATES TO BE MADE BY JUNE 2024.

Andrew Gary

Speaker of the 105th Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body, District 2

Andrew Gary is a senior studying History and Peace, War, and Defense. He has been a part of student government since before he first set foot at UNC, serving first on the Civic Engagement Committee in 2020. Since then, he has served as the Rules and Judiciary Committee Chair and Chair of the Student Safety and Security Committee. He is very honored to serve as Speaker of the 105th Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body this year. When he is not doing work for student government, he can be found spending time with friends and playing video games.

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Deniz Erdal

Speaker Pro Tempore of the 105th Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body, District 6

Deniz Erdal is the Speaker Pro Tempore of the 105th Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body. Deniz is from Upper Arlington, Ohio studying Information Science and Contemporary European Studies. Before attending Carolina, Deniz attended the Upper Arlington High School where he served as Class President. Deniz has been involved in the Legislative Branch of Student Government prior to being elected Speaker Pro Tempore, serving as the Finance Chair of the 104th Senate and Ethics Chair of the 103rd Senate. Currently serving his third term in the Senate, Deniz represents Carolina’s 6th District. In addition to this role, Deniz is also active in the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies, where he serves as the Joint Senate President.

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Andrew Forbes

Finance Committee Chair of the 105th Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body, District 3

Andrew Forbes is a sophomore from Fayetteville studying Public Policy and Economics with a minor in Urban Studies and Planning. Before being elected Finance Chair, Andrew served as the Legislative Auditor and an Assistant to the Finance Committee in the 104th Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body. When not taking classes or working on appropriations, Andrew is active in the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies and a student worker with the Carolina Union.

 

 

Christopher McClanahan

Rules and Judiciary Committee Chair of the 105th Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body, District 6

Christopher McClanahan is a sophomore from Charlotte studying Computer Science, elected to represent District 6: Mathematics, Computing, and Engineering. Christopher served previously in the 104th Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body, and now serves in the 105th Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body as the Chairman of the Rules and Judiciary Committee. Outside of student government, Christopher is passionately involved in the Carolina International Relations Association.

 

Max Pollack

Oversight and Advocacy Committee Chair of the 105th Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body, District 9

Max Pollack is a senior from Raleigh studying Peace, War, and Defense and Political Science with a minor in History. This is his first term in the Senate, representing District 9. Max is also active in the Carolina International Relations Association and with Hillel/Jewish life on campus. In his free time, he reads and collects coins and other numismatics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Callan Baruch

Ethics Committee Chair of the 105th Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body, District 7

Callan Baruch is from Chapel Hill, NC, and is studying Physics and Mathematics with a minor in French. Before UNC, Callan attended Carrboro High School where he was a founding member of their robotics team and a Captain for their State Championship tennis team. Prior to being elected Ethics Chair, Callan served in the 104th Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body of the Undergraduate Student Body as Ethics Vice-Chair and a member of the O&A Committee. Callan is also involved in the nonprofit organizations TEACH and CHRU at UNC, as well as a member of the Society of Physics Students. Outside of UNC, Callan is a licensed tennis coach and a researcher at the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker

Elected by The Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body, the Speaker is the first among equals of the Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body. The Speaker of the Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body manages a wide range of responsibilities and authorities both inside and outside of the body. Serving as the presiding officer, the Speaker calls meetings, participates in all committees as a non-voting ex officio member, and is a voting member of the Student Fee Audit Committee, Carolina Union Board of Directors, and Joint Governance Council. Further, they play a crucial role in the legislative process by signing and transmitting acts and resolutions, appointing staff members, and preparing the Senate’s budget requests. The Speaker takes charge of administrative tasks, ensures proper execution of duties, and serves as the primary spokesperson for the Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body. Additionally, they have the authority to make operational decisions, determine the legislative agenda’s order, and rule on procedural and parliamentary matters, making them a pivotal figure in the Senate’s functioning and decision-making processes.

Speaker Pro Tempore

Elected by The Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body, The Speaker Pro Tempore presides over Senate meetings in the Speaker’s absence, administers the oath of office to new Senators, orientates new members, and communicates with the university community. The Undergraduate Speaker Pro Tempore has various responsibilities, including preparing the Undergraduate Legislative Branch Annual Report which contains a discussion of the Branch’s work, the Code of the Permanent Laws of the Undergraduate Student Government, financial statements, and other relevant information. They serve as a non-voting member of all Senatorial committees and a voting member of the Joint Governance Council.

Committee Chairs

The responsibilities of all standing committee chairpersons includes calling and presiding over committee meetings and providing reports on committee activities and proceedings to the Senate of the Undergraduate Student Body. They are also tasked with ensuring minutes and attendance are recorded for committee meetings and carrying out any other duties lawfully assigned to them.