Executive Board

SGA President Dakota Hill DAKOTA HILL

Dakota Hill is a senior at UVa-Wise, pursing a major in Government in Foreign Affairs and a Pre-Law minor.  He is a graduate of Cosby High School in Richmond. Prior to being elected president this year, he has held SGA positions for the past three consecutive years. 

Since arriving at UVa-Wise in 2010, he has fallen in love with the mountains of Southwest Virginia. Outside the SGA, Dakota is Vice President of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and is a Resident Advisor in McCraray Hall. He loves the outdoors, solving problems, and meeting new people -- "If you can dream it, you can do it."

SGA Vice President Shannon Walker SHANNON WALKER

Shannon Walker is a sophomore at UVa-Wise, studying history.  Entering her second year of service on the SGA, she has also served as freshman and sophomore senators.  

She is currently vice president of The National Society of Leadership and Success, a Resident Advisor, a Student Ambassador.

SGA Secretary Katie Sutherland KATELYN SUTHERLAND

A native of Clintwood, Katie Sutherland is a second-year communication major at UVa-Wise.  In her role as a freshman senator last year, she was recognized as the 2013 SGA Member of the Year.

Katie is a member of The National Society of Leadership and Success, as well as the Peake Honors Program.

SGA Treasurer Jordan Viars JORDAN VIARS

Jordan Viars is a fourth-year nursing student at UVa-Wise.  His hometown is Grundy.

Jordan currently serves as the Executive Officer of the Marching Highland Cavaliers, member of The National Society of Leadership and Success, and a brother of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.  He is especially excited about this year's initiative to reignite "Red Pride" throughout the college community.

SGA Advisor Jewell Worley JEWELL WORLEY

Dr. Jewell Worley is the UVa-Wise Dean of Students.  In addition to advising the SGA, she serves as advisor to the Student Conduct Board and co-advisor to The National Society of Leadership and Success.