SMUSA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The SMUSA Executive Committee (ExCo), alongside deputies from its nine respective departments play an essential role in promoting a vibrant student life in SMU. This is where they work closely together on a daily operational basis to organise events & initiatives for the student body all year round.
The President and Vice-President chart the strategic direction of SMUSA towards its vision and mission. By working closely with the School Offices, the senior management in particular, they ensure that student voices are represented and heard by the school. Both of them also represent SMUSA to engage with external stakeholders. Together, they ensure that SMUSA upholds the image as a reliable organisation.
From left: Chan Juun Kit, Sara Tan
From left: Andrew Lee, Sylvia Aw, Sammi Ong
The Honorary Finance Secretary department manages the SMUSA accounts and bills, and reports the audited statement of income and expenditure with the balance sheet at SMUSA Annual General Meeting (AGM). They also work with the Finance in-charge from the CBds in the Finance Committee to ensure efficacy use of budget during the Budget Endorsement Meeting (BEM).
HONORARY GENERAL SECRETARY
From left: Lynn Cheng, Russell Ong
The Honorary General Secretary department convenes all Executive Committee, Council and General meetings. They also attend to enquiries from students and external stakeholders, and enforce various Standing Orders to ensure that CBds properly utilise emails and posters placed around campus. In addition, the team is in-charge of the Elections Fever.
ACADEMIC & WELFARE
From left: Kuan Jie Min, Isabelle Sim, Allyne Zhang, Jostein Ruiz Lim
The Academic & Welfare department oversees matters regarding academic and professional development as they work closely with many SMU Offices, especially SMU Libraries, to ensure that students' concerns are reflected and addressed by the school. The team also looks after the mental well-being of students, by organising events such as Welfare Drives and other initiatives.
From left: Ho Soo Wee, Sophia Seo, Mazel Ling, Berenice Chye
The Communications department is responsible for the branding and publicity of SMUSA, ensuring that the novelty of the brand is safeguarded. The team carries out marketing and public relations functions by managing all SMUSA media platforms. They also oversee SMU's online publication arm, The Blue And Gold. In addition, the Communications Deputies assume the role of Marketing Directors for SMUSA events in the summer and during the semester.
First slide (From left): Kaushik Yadhunath, Alicia Bee, Syam Lekshmi, Reagan Mah
Second slide (From left): Gabriel Alexander Wong, Dora Soon, Max Yeo, Holly Heng, Ted Lim, Doreen Wang, Ruby Ho
The Corporate Relations department is the Business Development and Partnerships arm of SMUSA. The team regularly interacts with a multitude of sponsors to secure corporate sponsorships and partnerships that seeks to enhance student life. At the same time, they ensure that sponsors engaged by all CBds are in the interests of students by enforcing the Sponsorship Standing Order.
From left: Basavesh Choukimath, Trisha Tan, Timothy Lua, Megan Hon
The Events department heads the Events Committee to ensure that all events in the summer are scheduled in an orderly manner. They manage SMUSA summer events, such as Freshmen Orientation and Vivace, where the Events Deputies chair these events. During the semester, they organise SMUSA bi-annual events to enhance student life in SMU. The Events team works closely with the Office of Student Life (OSL) to effectively connect students with SMUSA.
From left: Zhuo Yanjie
The International Students' Secretary of SMUSA represents the voices of all international students in SMU and champions integration within the SMU community. Concurrently the President of International Connections (ICON), a standing committee under SMUSA, Rhea leads ICON together with her Management Committee to celebrate cultural diversity and cultivate a familial culture in SMU.
From left: Lisa Truong, Ler Wei Qiang, Lovein Sui
The Operations department strategically manages all of SMUSA facilities and logistics, and oversees the internal asset management processes in SMUSA. They also work with Operations Director from the CCA CBds for Asset Endorsement Meeting (AEM) and the Office for Campus and Infrastructure (OCIS) and Office of Safety and Security (OSS) regarding campus facilities matters. The team aims to create a comfortable and conducive space for all SMU students.