Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the primary governing body of all students enrolled at the University. Through SGA, students have an impact by planning campus events, serving as the voice of the student body and giving back through community service. All WilmU students are invited to join SGA! 

Want to join SGA or have a question? Join our group in Canvas by clicking here. You can also send an email to:


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Emily Navarrete
SGA President
Law, Policy & Political Science 

Hello everyone, I am thrilled to lead the student body into another successful school year! I am a proud Wildcat here in my fifth year as a senior student-athlete. This year I will receive my Bachelor's degree in Law, Policy, and Political Science with a concentration in Government and Public Policy as well as a minor in Pre-Law. Additionally, I will earn a certificate in Emotional Intelligence and Leadership. I am pleased to be a council member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and the former treasurer of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. Also, I hold a spot in the Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society and enjoy writing for the Poetry Club. I am grateful to be a part of the WilmU Women's Soccer team. Soccer is my passion, which I hope to play at the next level after graduation. However, soccer is not my only passion as  I am devoted to my purpose of helping the next generation prosper and thrive. One day I hope to run for Senate to advocate and establish policy to better society specifically through education, mental health, and civil rights legislation.


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Jessica Connelly 
SGA Vice President

Hello! I am Jessica Connelly and am honored to serve as your Student Government Vice President. I am currently a senior studying Biology, with the intent to go straight into my PhD in Human Genetics following graduation.  I am a member of the women’s volleyball team here at Wilmington University, and in my free time spend countless hours at the beach and playing outdoor volleyball. I am excited to better our Wildcat community through activities, fundraisers, and events. 

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Rachel McGuire 
SGA Secretary

I am originally from Houston, Texas where I graduated high school and college. Throughout all my years of schooling, I was always in clubs or sports, such as color guard, key club, VSA, Pom team and NTHS. I am currently a junior here at Wilmington University majoring in Marketing and minoring in History. In addition to being a full-time student, I enjoy dancing, painting, and admiring the nature here. During my years of community college, I started my own volunteering club in which I found that philanthropy is a personal passion of mine. My motto is "live to serve, love to serve" and I am ready with the support of the rest of the amazing people on the board to have a great year in Student Government Association.  


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Melissa Davila
SGA Treasurer
School Counseling

Hello to all. My name is Melissa Davila and I will be your SGA Treasurer this year.  Last year, I served as an officer in the Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Association.  I will be graduating at the end of this school year with a Master's in School Counseling.  It is my intention to try to help young people reach their potential. I feel that they will be the future and should have as much assistance as possible to be the best that they can be.  Prior to my time at WilmU, I went to Camden County College, where I received degrees in Human Services and Addiction Counseling.  Over there, I served in Student Government and Phi Theta Kappa.  I currently reside in New Jersey with my son Colin, who is also a student here.  I have a daughter, who is married with two children as well.  When I am not busy helping people, or being on a collaborative team, I enjoy traveling, learning about other cultures, eating in different types of restaurants, various hobbies, and spending time with close family members and friends.  I'm looking forward to this year and working with everyone.