Student Senate


Student Senate

Make the most of your time at Creighton University by getting involved in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Senate. The Student Senate exists, not only for the betterment of the college as a whole, but to represent all arts and sciences students.

The Student Senate aims to improve the college through three avenues:

  • Academic—such as the advising task force team
  • Social—such as the annual Academic Dinner and the Dean’s Service Honor Roll Reception
  • Philanthropic—such as annual blood drives held in conjunction with the Red Cross (the largest blood drives on campus!)

The Student Senate works hard to advance the issues important to students just like you! In recent years, student senators have:

  • Analyzed “Dead Week” (the week before final exams) and how best to help students through this stressful time
  • Drafted an Academic Honesty Handbook for the entire college
  • Strived to implement an Integrity Pledge

By being a member of the college’s Student Senate, you can get involved in important philanthropic work—both on and off campus.


President: Braden Oldham
Year: Junior
Major: Neuroscience and Classical and near Eastern studies
Hometown: Kansas City, MO

VP of Academic Affairs: Hana O’Hagan
Year: Senior
Major: Chemistry, Science and Medicine and Biology minor
Hometown: McHenry, IL

VP of Finance: Sid Venkatraman
Year: Junior
Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: San Jose, CA

VP of Membership: Emily Reeson
Year: Sophomore
Major: Neuroscience
Hometown: West Point, NE

VP of Public Relations: James Nguyen
Year: Junior
Major: Marketing, Graphic Design minor 
Hometown: San Jose, CA

VP of Administration: Katie Aquilina
Year: Junior
Major: Health Administration and Policy, Public Health minor
Hometown: Easton, PA


Allana Pommier

Jackie Laughlin

Allie Canto

Joseph Schanne (Joe)

Alyssa Bursott

Michael Backer

Anni Dineen

Paul D. Romero III

Austin Tapuro

Rachel Melchionna

Ben Reckmeyer

Ryan Sabotin

Bretta Nienow

Sarah Madvig

Chris Nelson

Tyler Steele

Greg Sweetland

Victoria Thornton

Hannah Johnson


News and Events

  • Follow us on Instagram @CCAS_Updates for any updates and announcements!



  • We recruit in the fall and spring semesters.

Get Involved

To get involved with the Senate, watch for recruitment in the fall and spring, or contact us.

Other ways to get involved at CU:

Contact Us

Email the Student Senate President, Braden Oldham at BradenOldham [at] Creighton [dot] edu (Braden)Oldham [at] Creighton [dot] edu.

Student Concerns

The College of Arts and Sciences Student Senate will review emails weekly to help solve the problem as quickly as possible. All emails will remain confidential. Please send concerns to ccasconcerns [at] gmail [dot] com.