Student Activities Association (SAA)

University of Mississippi

Student Activities Association Executive Council

Executive Director

Rosa Salas

Hola y’all! My name is Rosa Salas and I am a Senior Studio Art major from Maracaibo, Venezuela. SAA is one of my favorite things on campus. It was the first organization I got involved with, the first student leadership role that I fell in love with, and the place where I found everlasting friendships. I am honored to be Executive Director of SAA this year after serving as a Special Events committee member, Co-Director of Entertainment and Associate Director. I am beyond excited to serve the University of Mississippi by giving students a safe environment where they can enjoy a movie, a concert, a pageant or a parade, that can help them connect with other community members and with the Ole Miss family.

Associate Director

Mary Eveleen Brown

My name is Mary Eveleen Brown, and I am a Senior from Nashville, TN (Go Preds!).  I am majoring in Integrated Marketing Communications and have loved spending the last two years of my life in Oxford, MS. When I’m not trying to teach myself how to play guitar or eating nachos, you could find me in the SAA office.  The Student Activities Association has been a place where I have felt included and known, and I am honored to serve as Co-Director of Entertainment, so that I can help other Ole Miss students feel the same way. SAA has positively impacted my college experience, and I love watching this organization make students all over campus feel like they are part of a big family.

Co-Directors of Special Events

Austin Wood

Hey guys! My name is Austin Wood, and I am proud to say that I am one of the co-directors of the SAA Special Events committee. I am a Pre-Med biology major, with hopes of achieving a minor in chemistry. Being from the small town of Greenwood, Mississippi, I have always been familiar with Oxford and The University of Mississippi. The Student Activities Association has exposed me to a completely different side of Ole Miss than the one I was previously familiar with. SAA has been amazing at emphasizing the many interesting, diverse, and hard-working personalities we have to offer here at Ole Miss, and has truly helped me grow as an individual. In a time filled with so much growth (and fun), I aim to serve the Ole Miss student body by bringing unique opportunities for making the most meaningful memories possible! I invite anyone and everyone to come out and see what SAA is all about. With many exciting, new additions to the University, let’s make this year special for us all! Hotty Toddy!

Co-Directors of Special Events

Ryoma Thomas

Hey guys! My name is Ryoma Thomas, and I’m a Junior Mechanical Engineering major and Japanese minor from Madison, Mississippi. During my freshman year, I was a part of the Special Events Committee for the SAA. Through participating in campus events, I realized the importance of SAA. I found that with every event I began to feel more at home and connected, and these feelings lead to my desire to help make every student at Ole Miss feel as comfortable as I was when I first got to campus. I am grateful to be given the opportunity to serve as Co-Director of Special Events this year, and I will do my absolute best to deliver awesome events for all to enjoy! HYDR.

Co-Directors of Special Events

Laura Taylor

Hey, friends! I am a Senior Public Policy Leadership major and Intelligence and Security Studies minor from Strasburg, VA. SAA was the first organization I got involved with on campus in September of my freshman year and the first family I found here at Ole Miss. Constantly, when I casually ask a friend, “how’s your day going?” their immediate response is: “busy!”  It’s incredibly refreshing to be part of an organization that is able to provide this campus with moments of comfort, fellowship, and fun in an environment that can sometimes get to be too much. Serving first on the Special Events Committee and now returning for another year as Co-Director of Special Events, I am ecstatic to continue to serve in a leadership role that helps execute events for the students by the students. See SAA in action by joining us this year at an event or by applying for committee!

Co-Directors of Special Events

Cookie White

Hey y’all! I’m a senior IMC major from Houston, TX, and I could not be more excited to be serving as one of this year’s Co Director of Special Events for SAA. I have loved this organization since my freshman year because it really puts the student first when creating events that are special and enjoyable for everyone. I served on the Special Events Committee last year, and I am now fulfilling a dream of mine by being on SAA’s Executive Council. I can’t wait to help create memorable events this year that contribute to making this University such a special place! Hotty Toddy!

Co-Directors of Homecoming

Elizabeth Gunn

Hey y’all! I’m a Senior Hospitality Management Major from Birmingham, Alabama. I could not be more excited to serve as Co Director of Homecoming this year! Student Activities Association strives to create unique and enjoyable events for everyone. My freshman year I searched for a place to get involved and found SAA to be a an organization focused on making all students feel at home on campus. I did not anticipate to find such sweet friendships here too. SAA has given me a greater love for Ole Miss and its incredible people. Hotty Toddy and Happy Homecoming!


Co-Directors of Homecoming

Dugan Walker

I am a Junior Public Policy and Leadership Major from Suwanee, GA. I joined the Student Activities Association my freshman year. As a member of SAA I have had the opportunity to ensure that every student has the opportunity to be a part of the Ole Miss Family. I served as a member of the Special Events Committee and currently serve as the Co-Director of Homecoming. I am looking forward to welcoming students, alumni, and the rest of the Ole Miss family to Oxford this October to participate in timeless tradition. This is going to be an amazing year for the Ole Miss community and I look forward to seeing everyone on campus this fall! Hotty Toddy!

Co-Directors of Pageants

Eliza Williams

My name is Eliza Williams and I am a senior Communication Sciences and Disorders major from Oxford, MS. I am so excited to serve as Co-Director of Pageants this year. I enjoy spending time with friends and traveling! Being able to serve the student body through SAA these past three years has been one of my most meaningful college experiences here at Ole Miss.

Co-Directors of Pageants

Kelsea White

Hey y’all! My name is Kelsea White, and I am a Senior Accounting major from Paducah, KY.  I joined Student Activities Association my sophomore year on the pageants committee.  SAA has provided me with experiences and people that make me feel at home at Ole Miss.  This year I’m serving as Co-Director of Pageants, and I can’t wait to bring the pageants at the University of Mississippi into a new light.  I hope Pageants Committee and SAA as a whole help contribute to each students’ experience during their college career.


Co-Directors of Pageants

Landon Chapman

Hey y’all! My name is Landon Chapman, and I am a Senior integrated marketing communications major from Brandon, Mississippi! I am beyond thrilled to serve as one of this year’s co-directors of pageants! The Student Activities Association was the first organization that I got involved with at Ole Miss, and SAA has since become my family. I served on the entertainment committee my freshman year, and I was a co-director of the entertainment committee my sophomore year. I cherish the memories and the friendships that I’ve been made as a result of being a part of the Student Activities Association. It’s been my honor serving the students of the Ole Miss family! Hotty Toddy!

Co-Director of Entertainment

Andrew Newman

Hi I’m Andrew Newman! I am a junior Integrated Marketing Communications major from Hattiesburg, MS.  This year I am Co-Director of Entertainment for SAA.  I joined SAA because it gave me an outlet to be creative on campus while serving the student body.


Co-Director of Entertainment

Trevor Davis

Hey, Ole Miss! I’m a sophomore, Integrated Marketing Communications major, Digital Media Studies minor from Ocean Springs, Mississippi. I currently serve as Co-Director of Entertainment, and the 2018-2019 school year will be my second year on SAA. I got involved with SAA because I believe that what happens outside the classroom differentiates us from any other university. I’ve learned that SAA is one of the driving forces behind providing opportunities for Ole Miss students to make this place their own, and I’m honored to be a part of such an organization. Hotty Toddy!



Co-Director of Entertainment

Carl Tart

Hi y’all! My name is Carl Tart and I am a junior Exercise Science major from Yazoo City, MS. I served as a member of the Entertainment Committee my sophomore year and am excited to get the ball rolling as a Co-Director of Entertainment this year! This organization has impacted my life significantly. Two of my core values are experience and inclusivity, and I decided to become a Co-Director to continue fostering the development of events for students, by students. I am committed to serving my student body attentively this school year!



 Co-Director of Entertainment

Reynolds Spencer

Hey everyone! My name is Reynolds Spencer and I am a Junior Accounting Major from Nashville, Tennessee. This is my third year on SAA and my second year as Co-Director of Entertainment. We had a great year last year, and I’m excited to learn and have an even better year this year! I’m so excited to work with Carl, Trevor, and Andrew, and I think that we have some great things in store for the student body! See you around!


Co-Director of Public Relations

Parker Maloney

Hey y’all! My name is Parker Maloney, and I am a senior Marketing and Corporate Relations major from Clinton, Mississippi. SAA was the first organization I joined when I came to Ole Miss my freshman year, and I quickly found that sense of belonging that I was hoping for out of a college experience. After serving 3 incredibly fun years as a member on the entertainment committee, I am so excited to serve as a Co-Director of Public Relations! I am so honored and thrilled to be a part of planning events and creating memories for the students, and through SAA making Ole Miss feel like home for them as it did for me. Hotty Toddy!

Co-Director of Public Relations

Grant Rudow

Hey y’all! My name is Grant Rudow and I am a junior Accounting major from Lake Mary, Florida. I am serving as the Co-Director of Public Relations this year and I couldn’t be more excited! SAA has created some of my favorite memories of college so far, and I know there are many more to come! I feel honored being chosen for the position and I can’t wait to bring the student body together at all our events. I look forward to serving the Ole Miss family alongside the rest of the Executive Council throughout the year! Hotty Toddy!