Student Government Association Officers 2016-2017

Student Government Association Officers 2015-2016

Charles Wright, President

Charles Kennedy Wright was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Marietta High School in 2012.  Charles moved to Texas a year later and immediately started his college career here at Lone Star College-Kingwood. Throughout high school Charles found himself in several leadership roles in his school and also in his community. Two of his biggest role models are Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesus Christ, whom he attributes his great passion for servant leadership.

Why did you join this organization?

I joined this organization to be able to serve the students of Lone Star College-Kingwood in the highest capacity. It is my dream to be able to transform the lives of the people around me; I believe the Student Government Association can make my dream a reality.

What are your goals this semester?

My goals this semester are to create a strong momentum in student activity that will carry over into the spring; as well as to create a campus-wide initiative to uphold Lone Star College-Kingwood's distinguishable identity. 

What are your goals for the organization?

My goals for SGA are to build meaningful relationships with the students and faculty of this campus in order to develop programs that create a holistic experience for students and faculty.

What are your career interests?

My interests are Education, Entertainment, and Politics.

What are your hobbies outside of school?

I like long walks on the beach and... just kidding... I love the performing arts, playing sports, and serving in my community.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that; hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gissel Andrade, Executive Vice President

Gissel Andrade was born and raised in Houston, TX and currently lives in Porter, TX where she graduated from Porter High School in 2014. She is a second year student at Lone Star College-Kingwood. Gissel is involved for the second year with the Student Ambassador program, and is the Executive Vice President for Student Government Association. She joined those two organizations to get connected with students, to participate in events, and to learn more about the college. Gissel wants to get her Associates degree in business then transfer to a university to continue her education by receiving her bachelor’s degree.

Why did you join this organization?

It is a great opportunity to gain leadership experience, network with other students, and professors that share a similar interest, and I have always enjoyed being part of an organization.

What are your goals for the semester?

My personal goal for school is to finish the semester with good grades as I continue my education at Lone Star.

What are your goals for the organization?

SGA motivates me be a better student and I want other students to feel the same way. Students should feel welcomed and motivated at the campus, with SGA’s help we can impact the student body positively.

What are your career interests?

With my future degree in business I want to help expand my family’s business or teach business at high school or college level.

What are your hobbies outside of school?

When I’m not at school or volunteering, I’m at home playing with my pets, watching TV, or spending time with my family and friends.

 All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. –Walt Disney

Guadalupe Perez, Vice President of Public Relations

Guadalupe Perez was born in the Houston area, but lived in Mexico from the ages two through seven. Coming back to USA, she lived all around the Houston area till her family finally settled in Porter. Guadalupe graduated from Porter High School in 2014. In Porter High School she was very involved, being a member or officer for countless clubs and organizations such as: Student Council, Spartan for Christ, Astronomy Club, F.C.C.L.A. (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) , T.A.F.E. (Texas Association of Future Educators), Spartan Singers, National Honor Society, and SkillsUSA Engineering. Guadalupe is the first person of her family to attend college, she is the oldest and only girl with two younger brothers. She is hoping to major in Anthropology at the University of Houston, and continue with grad studies at The University of Chicago. This year is her second year as a college student. Here at Lone Star College-Kingwood, she is very involved in class and in the school. She works with Center for Civic Engagement, and she is also a second year Student Ambassador. She wants to make a difference here, and everywhere.

Why did you join this organization?

I joined Student Government Association because I believe that by being a part of this team we can change and better our school.

What are your personal goals for the semester?

My personal goal this year is to grow as a leader, to know how to motivate others to follow their goals. Also, I want to make the best grades, in other words, use all my potential as a student.

What are your goals for the organization?

Being the Vice-President of Public Relations, my goal is to have a lot of students come to meetings and events. I want to be able to help them voice their opinions. I want to spread the sense of responsibility as a student but also as a person.

What are your career interests?

I have always being interested in history which makes me want to follow a path to become a historical or cultural anthropologist. Later in life I plan to take that knowledge and be a professor of anthropology or history.

What are your hobbies outside of school?

 I truly enjoy volunteering, helping other people does bring me joy. Alongside volunteering I enjoy spending time with my family and friends either binge watching different shows or just talking.

 Normalness leads to sadness. -Phil Lester

Hector Martinez, Vice President of Legislative Affairs

Hector Martinez is a simple man with many interests. When there is someone in need of help, he wouldn’t mind lending a hand. He was born in Houston, TX and graduated from Porter High School. As a child he always saw the bright things in life, but always questioned the world. From a young age his parents involved him in Taekwondo, a form of martial art. After competing four times in the Junior Olympics he quit (at the age of 14) and began focusing on his studies. He wasn’t involved much in high school but wanted to change that in college. In his first year of Lone Star College-Kingwood, he found out about SGA and liked what the team stood for. So, in the fall of 2015 he joined the SGA team as the Vice President of Legislative Affairs.

Why did you join this organization?

Change starts with a voice, I believe SGA can give everyone a voice.

What are your goals for the semester?

My goals for this semester is to get straight A’s and get my GPA up.

What are your goals for the organization?

My goals for SGA are to inform students the power they have to create change and to inform students of all the activities they can take part in school. I want to help students be more involved.

What are your career interests?

I would like to major in structural engineering, but part of me also wants to do something in automotive design.

What are your hobbies outside of school?

Outside of school I box, draw, and ponder life’s mysteries.

Nubia Salas, Vice President of Records

Nubia Salas was born in Houston, Texas but was raised in Mexico, S.L.P. Nubia graduated from Porter High School in 2014. She is attending Lone Star College-Kingwood to earn her Associate of Arts degree. She then plans to transfer to University of Houston, so she can pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. In her spare time she likes going to different music concerts, she loves traveling to places that include nature, and she also loves spending time with her family. Nubia is involved in different student organizations, one of them includes Student Ambassadors. Nubia currently holds a leadership position in the Student Government Association. She is excited to serve the student body through different organizations while improving her leadership and communication skills.

Why did you join this organization?

I joined SGA to sharpen my leadership skills and to serve the student body.

What are your goals for the semester?

My goals for the semester are to do well in my classes and to make a positive change in the student body.

What are your goals for the organization?

My goals for SGA are to take note on the student body issues and to increase student involvement in extra-curricular activities.

What are your career interests?

My career interests are International Relations and Negotiations.

What are your hobbies outside of school?

I enjoy going to concerts, exploring new places, and volunteering.

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. -John F. Kennedy

Tracie Kamenoff, Student Government Association Advisor

Program Manager, Office of Student Life
Email: Tracie.L.Kamenoff@lonestar.edu
Phone: 281.312.1794
Office: SCC 243