Student Foundation

Who We Are

Student Foundation serves as a link between students, staff, faculty, and administration at Southwestern. 

Student Foundation strives to engage the campus community in promoting the University through support of University events and programs. Read our Constitution and By-laws to learn more. 


Student Foundation takes initiative to develop programs that encourage campus community and open dialogue among students, faculty, staff and the administration. Members also represent and assist with annual University activities and programs, including:

  • Orientation Week Events
  • Homecoming and Reunion Weekend
  • SING!
  • Family Days
  • Roy and Margaret Shilling Lecture
  • Commencement
  • Other Special University Events (e.g., anniversaries, Board of Trustee meetings/events, etc.)

Learn more about Student Foundation by reaching out to one of our current members.


Student Foundation maintains a membership of up to 40 students. Current members review membership applications, conduct interviews and vote to elect new members. The Membership Drive occurs every fall and in the spring as needed. Any Southwestern student may apply to be in Student Foundation; however, the following criteria must be met in order to be considered for membership:

Potential members must be of enrolled at Southwestern University during the next academic semester and/or year.

Potential members must maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average each semester.

Potential members must have a genuine commitment to the welfare of the University, leadership potential, effectiveness in meeting people, maturity, responsibility and time to actively participate in the organization’s activities.

To inquire about membership, please contact the Chair of Student Foundation or the Adviser of Student Foundation. Contact information can be found in the right column of this page. 

2019 Executive Committee

The Executive Committee provides leadership, sets goals, and delegates authority and responsibility to other Student Foundation members. Members are divided into committees that oversee detailed planning of Student Foundation activities and initiatives. The Office of University Relations - Alumni and Parents works closely with and advises Student Foundation.

  • Hannah Freeman, Chair
  • Logan Jenkins, Vice Chair
  • Jayden Hughes, Membership Chair
  • Elijah Ballesteros, Public Relations Chair 
  • Ariel Mansholt, SING! Chair
  • Tanmai Korapala, Homecoming Chair
Student Foundation Advisor

Becky Rodriguez
Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
Office: 512-863-1482

Current Members of Student Foundation

Coming soon.