Interim Dean of Students

Debra Smith
[email protected]


Fayetteville: Dr. Monica Butler, [email protected]

McMinnville/Sparta: Capron Hedgepath [email protected]
Misty Mazzie [email protected]

Moore County: Dean of Students office [email protected]

Smyrna: Stacy Dowd, [email protected]

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) is a united group of individuals who are dedicated to expressing the needs of their student body. Each Motlow campus has its own elected student government officials consisting of a vice president, sophomore and freshman senators, as well as other appointed officials.

Spring 2021 Student Government Association (SGA) elections are open

Due to pandemic limitations, the SGA candidate signature requirement is waived for 2020-21 elections.

Why would you want to run for a student government office?

  • Scholarship awards of up to $1,000 for Vice President and $1,500 for President are available
  • Represent Motlow and help bring meaningful change to your campus
  • Help plan events that are important to students, including guest speakers, fun, swag and more
  • Serve on committees with faculty and administrators, including the Motlow President, Dr. Michael Torrence
  • Interact and network with other students, faculty, and staff at Motlow. Who better to write a letter of reference for you than someone who knows your level of commitment and work ethic?
  • Make lifelong friendships
  • Cultivate your leadership skills as a powerful addition to university transfer applications and job resumes

Positions Currently Open Include

  • One (1) SGA Sophomore President (Student can be from any campus)
  • Sophomore Executive Vice Presidents (one for each campus)

Please complete a candidate application. In MotlowHUB go to MyMotlow, then under the Student tab, choose the Student Organization and Activities folder.


  • Applications are due at noon on Monday, November 30
  • Elections are held Dec. 1-3 (all students will vote via "Answer a Survey" in MyMotlow under Personal Information)
  • Officers are announced on Dec. 4, 2020

SGA's Role

The SGA represents the student body at nearly every event on Motlow's campuses, including the college's Leadership Council. The SGA is involved in planning and executing events on every campus from Homecoming to Finals Week Celebrations. All students are encouraged to attend the SGA meetings and voice their concerns or wishes.

SGA Funding

The SGA receives its funding from Student Activity Fees. These are fees that students pay along with their registration fees. It is essential for students to have input into how their fees are allocated. The only way to do that is to get involved. It's easy to get involved. You can go to a meeting, volunteer for an event, vote for your favorite officer, or take part in any SGA activity.

SGA Constitution

All potential applicants should read the SGA Constitution and be aware of the breadth of responsibilities for which such positions are responsible. All elected SGA members are held accountable to the role as presented in the Constitution.

Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature

Motlow participates in the Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL). TISL provides leadership and organization learning opportunities involving state government and state issues. Contact Michael Celiberti, [email protected], for more details.