A Message from President Ellgen

My name is Ben Ellgen and I have the great honor of serving as the president of Winona State Student Senate in the 2019-2020 school year.

As an elected representative of the student body, I have the opportunity to represent and lead my peers in addressing the important issues our shared community faces. In partnership with the university administration, faculty, student organizations, and other community stakeholders, we strive to create a better home here at Winona State. I am constantly inspired by the great things that WSU students have and will continue to achieve.

The countless opportunities for personal and community growth do not preclude the need for making our campus a better place. Student Senate will continue to tirelessly advocate on behalf of students on issues of affordability, inclusion, and student well-being.

Amongst many other projects, The other elected representatives of Student Senate and I are working to offer free textbook rentals for popular introductory classes, promote educational programming, and expand mental health services. Student Senate is also responsible for allocating money out of the Student Activity Fund to student clubs and organizations.

I sincerely encourage any student to reach out with any concern, question, or idea they have regarding the work that Student Senate does. Neither I, nor your other elected representatives, can fully understand the unique challenges that you may face. This is why we need your participation. I hope that you will join us in strengthening our community of learners dedicated to improving the world.

Ben Ellgen
President | Winona State University Student Senate