COMMONS COUNCIL

Brent Schmedding

Brent Schmedding

Commons Council President

Brent is a sophomore from Apex, North Carolina studying Advertising and Political Science. At SMU, he is is an Orientation Leader, chairman of the Student Center, and a member of Student Foundation, Alternative Breaks, and Beta Theta Pi. His favorite place on campus is the Second Floor Lounge of VS, and he encourages everyone to come check it out to meet some of VS's coolest residents. He is dedicated to building a unique identity and strong sense of community within this commons, so that every resident can have a memorable and productive college experience!

Ashley Gans

Ashley Gans

Director of Programming

Ashley is a sophomore from Ocala, FL. She is majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in German. Across campus, Ashley works to uphold SMU traditions in Student Foundation. She is also involved in the Wesley House student ministry. Ashley is interested in all things sports, Disney, Harry Potter, and Broadway. If the weather is really nice, you can catch Ashley on Dallas Hall Lawn soaking up some sun. Her favorite VS tradition is VieSta because it is basically just one huge, awesome party! College is an amazing time of your life. Put as much into the experience as you wish to get out!

Nick Fontela

Nick Fontela

Secretary

Nick is a sophomore from Tallahassee, Florida, and he is currently studying Accounting and Markets and Culture. Additionally, he is a member of VS Commons Council and Student Foundation. He highly recommends checking out the fourth floor of Fondren when you arrive (especially when the sun is setting!) because you can get a sweet view of the Dallas skyline. He is also looking forward to  the VS knighting ceremony when you will officially become a true VSer! From your RA to Commons Council to RCD Trevor to Dr. Ann, you have an awesome VS family waiting to support you, so Pony Up and welcome to the Herd!🐎🐘

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Michael Rainey

Treasurer

Michael is a sophomore from New Orleans, LA and is studying Mechanical Engineering with a Biomedical Specialization. He is also the Peer Academic Leader and the Honors Mentor. Michael enjoys spending time with friends and helping the community.

Jack Straub

Jack Straub

Spirit and Competitions Coordinator

Sophomore Jack Straub is from Frisco, Texas. He is Pre-Med and majoring in Biology. He loves playing all sports, hammocking, and balling out in Fortnite. His favorite place on campus is Mac's Place. Jack is involved in various intramurals and Virginia Snider Common's Council. His favorite VS tradition is Torchy's Szn during finals every semester. He looks forward to meeting all the incoming freshmen!

Jessica Flores

Jessica Flores

 

Director of Communications and Advertising

Jessica Flores is a sophomore resident from Woodside, CA, and she is majoring in Chemistry and Applied Physiology/Health Management while minoring in Biology and Spanish. She is involved in Student Foundation and Mustang EMS on campus and spends her spare time volunteering at the Texas Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital off campus. She loves Moody Coliseum and is a big basketball fan #moodymagic! Specifically in VS, her favorite tradition is Sunday Night Snacks where cookies are always served. Whenever you need a treat or something positive in your day, the Sunday night cookies will always do that!