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Student Activities Association (SAA)

University of Mississippi

Student Activities Association Executive Council


Executive Director

Trevor Davis

Hey there, Ole Miss! I’m a senior, Integrated Marketing Communications major from Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and I have the privilege of serving as this year’s Executive Director of SAA. This organization has been a source of so much joy for me from the very beginning of my time here at the University of Mississippi. SAA truly allows our campus culture to be shaped by those who it could not operate without, the students. Our mission is to provide free events that any student can enjoy. This year, we plan to uphold that commitment, regardless of the form or fashion that the state of the world forces us to adopt. I’m so grateful to serve as the director of such an important organization on our campus, and I can’t wait to get to work bettering the day-to-day experiences of my fellow students along with the rest of the Executive Council.

 

 


Associate Director

Sabine Horne

Hi! I’m a senior Public Policy Leadership major from Laurel, MS. This is my fourth year on SAA and I’m so excited to be serving as the Associate Director. My favorite event hands down will always be silent disco, it’s truly where I’ve made some of my favorite college memories. SAA is so special to me because it’s an organization dedicated to inclusion and making space for every student on the Ole Miss campus. I hope you’ll come by one of our events, meet some friends, and text “SAA” to 88202!

 

 

 

 


Co-Directors of Special Events

Harrison Grimes

Hi! I’m a junior at Ole Miss from Madison, MS, majoring in mathematics. SAA events have been some of the highlights of my time on campus, and I’m really excited to get to be a part of the team that puts them on. I’m looking forward to taking on the challenge of continuing to create fun and exciting events while so many other things about our college experiences and day-to-day lives are changing.

 

 

 

 

 

Grant McCullough

I’m a senior Banking and Finance student from Pascagoula, MS. I enjoy hanging out with my friends and anything related to sports, especially the Boston Red Sox and New Orleans Saints. My goal for this year is to put on fun events all students can partake in even during these times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cristy Van

Hey hey friends! I am a senior, Computer Science major from Clinton, MS. I have not been a part of the SAA family for long, but it has definitely welcomed me with open arms. As a junior, I joined SAA’s first-year committee, Committee 360, and it did not take me long to realize this is where I wanted to be, or to better phrase it, where I was meant to be. SAA has always made Ole Miss feel like home. It gives the students, faculty, and the Oxford community a sense of belonging. SAA was never about conforming to Ole Miss but more so what you can offer Ole Miss. It has taught me that I, as an individual, make Ole Miss, similar to how every piece in a puzzle makes the picture. I can’t wait to share these values as I dive into this year as the Co-Director of Special Events. We have BIG plans, but the real question is: Are You Ready, Rebs?

 

 


Co-Directors of Homecoming

Ian Pigg

Hey y’all! I am a Junior from Clifton, TN majoring in Public Policy Leadership. The Student Activities Association has made such an impact on my college experience, and I’m excited to see how the Executive Council continues to make innovative and exciting events during this crazy time! Homecoming may look different this year, but I’m excited to partner with Brooke to honor a timeless Ole Miss tradition in Homecoming Week! Hotty Toddy, Happy Homecoming, and don’t forget to text SAA to 88202 to get updated on all of our latest events!

 

 

 

 

Brooke Roberts

Hi y’all! I’m a Senior, Marketing Major from Argyle, Texas. I love SAA because of how it can engage all of campus together through programming and events. I am really looking forward to being on Exec this year and can’t wait to get back to campus!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Co-Directors of Entertainment

Malcolm Aguebor

Hey guys!! I’m an IMC major from Atlanta, GA. I view SAA as the beacon of life here at Ole Miss and I honestly don’t know what I’d do without it. This organization is really special to me because of the relationships and memories I made through my involvement with it. During my sophomore year, I was a part of the Entertainment Committee for SAA, and I had an absolute blast, so I can’t begin to think of the amount of fun I’m going to have this year as a Co-Director. Being paired up with my Co-Directors Alyssa & Alea just add to the fun because with them by my side I know anything and everything is possible, and I can’t wait for us to spread joy to the student body through our events!

 

 

Alea Jones

Hotty Toddy! I’m a rising junior, biochemistry major from Jackson, MS. This year I will be one of the Co-Directors for the Entertainment committee. I chose SAA because of my love for people! Through SAA, I get to reach and learn from so many different groups on campus. So excited for this year!

 

 

 

 

 

Alyssa Whitehead

Hey y’all! I’m a junior, Psychology major from Hattiesburg, MS. I have been fortunate enough to serve on the Entertainment Committee for the past year, and I’m so excited to start my journey as a Co-Director! SAA means so much to me because of how invested this organization is in creating exciting, memorable, and inclusive experiences for every student. My favorite memory from SAA so far is our fall concert last year! Getting to watch artists like Josie Dunne, Betcha, and Zara Larsson was an amazing experience, and it’s something I may not have gotten to be a part of if it wasn’t for SAA. The energy at all of our events, whether in person or virtual, is always so fun and it makes the campus feel even more like home!

 

 


Co-Directors of Pageants

Cade Slaughter

Hello Rebel Family! I am a junior from Hattiesburg, MS majoring in Public Policy Leadership and Integrated Marketing Communications. The Student Activities Association is one of the first groups that every first-year student interacts with at the University of Mississippi. SAA supplies our campus with an incredible platform of events that bring a unique energy to the university. Whether you grew up a Rebel fan or are the first person you know to attend Ole Miss, SAA has a space for you. My favorite SAA memory is riding the mechanical landshark (yes, you read that correctly) during homecoming week! As a Co-Director of Pageants, I am hoping to create a positive space of participation and inclusion this year.

 

Paige Smith

Hello Rebel Family! I am a junior from Hattiesburg, MS majoring in Public Policy Leadership and Integrated Marketing Communications. The Student Activities Association is one of the first groups that every first-year student interacts with at the University of Mississippi. SAA supplies our campus with an incredible platform of events that bring a unique energy to the university. Whether you grew up a Rebel fan or are the first person you know to attend Ole Miss, SAA has a space for you. My favorite SAA memory is riding the mechanical landshark (yes, you read that correctly) during homecoming week! As a Co-Director of Pageants, I am hoping to create a positive space of participation and inclusion this year.

 

 


Co-Directors of Public Relations

Austin Newcomb

I am a senior, Integrated Marketing Communications Major and Gender Studies and Business Minor from Corinth, Mississippi! I serve as a Co-Director of Public Relations for this upcoming year! I joined SAA as a freshman, and I truly found my home within this organization. I have loved creating and promoting events for the student body! I have a passion for serving this community in every capacity I possibly can, and that is why I truly love SAA!

 

 

 

 

Richard Springer

Hey there Ole Miss! I am a Mathematics and Integrated Marketing Communications major from Biloxi, MS. I decided to get involved with SAA last year as a member of the Homecoming Committee after attending several functions during my first year and realizing how incredible SAA’s impact is. I wanted to be a part of SAA because I am a firm believer that fun social events and experiences make these four years incredibly fulfilling. My goal this year is to give my classmates on campus those same exciting events by adapting our normal practices to new standards. Bringing a little bit of joy and positivity to peoples’ lives is important, now more than ever, and I cannot wait to hit the ground running to accomplish just that. As always, Hotty Toddy!

 

 

Rachel Staehling

Hey everyone! I am a senior, Art – Graphic Design major with Computer Science and Digital Media minors from Madison, Mississippi. This year I am serving as one of the three Co-Directors of Public Relations. This year marks my fourth year being a member of the Student Activities Association. I joined SAA because of the enthusiasm and dedication I saw from each member to make an effort to unite the campus and city as a whole through various fun events. Throughout the past three years, I have found some of my closest friends at these events, and I wanted to join an organization that could continue to do the same for others! Being able to serve this year as an Exec member is an honor, and I cannot wait to be able to share the memorable experiences SAA has to offer with the community. This year may look a little different, but I am here to help make your Ole Miss experience as special as it can be. Hotty Toddy!