Internal Vice President
The Student Body Internal Vice President is the chief legislative and administrative officer of Student Government. This position also serves as the President of Student Senate. The duties include presiding over Student Senate, while also coordinating the workings of the legislative branch and internal affairs of Baylor University, as they pertain to Student Government. This position also chairs the Senate Executive Council and oversees the disbursement of funds from the Student Government Allocation Fund.
2023-2024 Student Body Internal Vice President
McKenzie Arata is a senior Political Science major, as well as Spanish and Corporate Communication minor, from Trophy Club, Texas. McKenzie has served in the legislative branch for the last two years as a senator on the Academic Affairs committee, in addition to serving as the Academic Affairs Committee Chair. She is also involved in Pi Beta Phi, Baylor Ambassadors, and the Alexander Hamilton Society.
During her time in Student Senate, McKenzie has worked to allocate Student Government funding to student organizations and campus improvements, forge relationships with different academic departments and Faculty Senate, and expand outreach to learn how Student Government can better serve even more people and departments at Baylor. This year, she plans on focusing the Senate to continue building relationships on campus through outreaching to student organizations and faculty/staff, marketing the story of Student Government, and utilizing the Student Government Allocation Fund to serve the student body.
McKenzie is excited to work alongside everyone in the 71st Legislative Session this year!