Student Government Association

Student Government Association

UNCSA’s Student Government Association (SGA) serves as an advocacy-centered governance model where the Student Body President and members of SGA focus their time and energy on observing, listening, and responding to student feedback, questions, and concerns. SGA continues to prove itself as a respected and reliable resource for the students of UNCSA.

Jenna Cusack

Jenna Cusack (she/her/hers)
Student Body President
School of Filmmaking '22

Jenna Cusack is serving as the Student Body President this year. She is originally from Olympia, Washington. Jenna is a fourth-year film student with a concentration in producing.

"Over the last three years I’ve had the pleasure of working on SGA in a variety of capacities, striving to amplify student voices and ensure students are represented at every level. Over the course of the year, I will facilitate conversations between students, administration, faculty, and staff, in order to collectively commit to actionable change on our campus. I am dedicated to actively listening to and elevating student voices from across campus. I am excited to work alongside Taylor and the rest of the SGA Executive team throughout the year!”

Taylor Pinney

Taylor Pinney (she/her/hers)
Student Body Vice President
School of Dance '22
North Carolina

Taylor Pinney is from Mooresville, NC, and is a fourth-year contemporary dance major. 

“I’m so honored and excited to serve as this year’s Student Body Vice President alongside an incredible team. I joined SGA because of the value I find in students voices being heard and for the impact and changes I believe we can create for the UNCSA community!”

SGA Executives

SGA Executives serve as the primary student representatives on campus committees with staff, faculty, and executive leadership. They meet weekly as a team to discuss current student concerns, committee progress on various student services/concerns, and the results of their conversations with key leaders of UNCSA’s administration.

Student Government Association Constitution

Executive Team
School of Design & Production '23
Kayli Kimerer
Kayli Kimerer (she/her/hers)
I am a third-year student in Design & Production, studying Stage Management.I joined SGA to help protect the importance of student representation and inclusion, and am most excited about activities starting to go back to normal this year! Outside of SGA, I am involved in our cohort program, the College Advisory Board of Winston-Salem and UNCSA Student Ambassador program.
School of Music '23
William Brickhouse
William Brickhouse (he/him/his)
North Carolina
I am a third-year in the School of Music with a concentration in vocal performance. This is my third year participating in SGA and second year as a Student Ambassador. I am originally from Camden, NC, which is on the coast near the Outer Banks.I joined SGA with the goal of being a part of a group who could advocate on behalf of our student body and create actionable change. The idea of working alongside administration, faculty, staff and all my peers is very exciting to me. Something that I look forward to in the 2021-22 school year is returning a “normal” school year. Since my first year was cut short due to COVID-19 and my second year was heavily impacted in terms of course delivery and performances, I am eager to see what myself and my peers will achieve this year.
School of Dance '22
Yu Yao Sutherland
Yu Yao Sutherland (she/her/hers)
I am from Manchester, VT, and is a fourth-year ballet major in the School of Dance. I’m so excited to join SGA as an Executive this year and to work with this incredible group of people. I joined SGA because it’s important to me that students voices are heard and have an influence on the evolution of UNCSA for current and future years to come.
School of Drama '23
Diego Vazquez Gomez Bertelli
Diego Vazquez Gomez Bertelli (he/him/his)
North Carolina
I am a third-year acting major in the School of Drama. I was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, raised in south Florida, and have been a Winston-Salem resident going on three years. I am excited to join SGA for the 2021-22 school year because I get to use my perspective as a student in a leadership position to fight for the interests of my fellow art-makers and join a meaningful dialogue about what the UNCSA student body needs to have an epically good year. Feel free to reach out and can’t wait to cheer on my team as we dive into a new year. Go Fighting Pickles!
School of Filmmaking '22
Bobby Mageau
Bobby Mageau (he/him/his)
North Carolina
I am a fourth-year filmmaking major specializing in producing. I am from Charlotte, NC. I also will be serving as the Association of Student Governments Liaison for UNCSA.I joined SGA in order to truly work at improving the school for all students as best I can. Identifying common issues and working with administration to create the environment promised to all of us when we arrive is my main objective, no matter how big or small the change. As a Hispanic student, I will also be working diligently to ensure we have the proper resources for all BIPOC students to succeed. I know this can be daunting, but I am ready for the challenge!