Silas Pulliam - President

Silas Pulliam is the Student Senate Presidents anad a Junior from Bainbridge, Ohio. He recently finished an Associate's Degree in Applied Business and is now working towards a Bachelor's in Business Management. He is a member of the Rio Events and Planning Board and is a Student Ambassador. He lifeguards at the Lyne Center pool and is active in Rio's Horsemanship program. Silas is also the Marketing intern for Rio's Student Services department. In between semesters, he works for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources as a Natural Resource Specialist and is an active member of the Bainbridge United Methodist Church.

Nichole Worsham - Vice President

Nichole (Niki) Worsham is a Junior from Beavercreek, OH majoring in Middle Childhood Education Social Studies and Language Arts. She is a member of the Track and Field team here at Rio as a Racewalker. She is Grande Middle President and in Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society Secretary. She is also a member of the Council for Exceptional Children, Student Planning Board, NAIA Champions of Character Leadership Council, Ohio Middle Level Association, the Association for Middle Level Education, and is a Student Ambassador.

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas is from Rio Grande, Ohio.  Emily is a Senior majoring in Sports and Exercise Science. She is very active in campus life as a Resident Assistant, member of the Student Planning Board and a Student Ambassador. Emily is also the Vice President of her sorority Chi Omega Alpha.



Alanna Smith

Alanna Smith is a Junior from New Martinsville, WV. She is majoring in Business Management and is currently the Secretary for Student Senate. Alanna is also a RA in Moulton Hall and a      member of R.E.A.P, a Student Ambassador and volunteers at Rio's Fall Festival. She is  also obsessed with Goldedoodles.


Catherine Derr

Catherine Derr is a senior from Mt. Vernon, Ohio. She is a  nursing and communications major and participated in the study abroad program in fall of 2012. Catherine is a member of Greek life: Chi Omega Alpha sorority and a  student ambassador.

Cydnie Few

Cydnie Few is a Junior from Cincinnati, Ohio. She is majoring in Elementary Education, Middle School English, and k-12 Intervention. She is a member of Greek Life: Alpha Mu Beta sorority, she is a writer for the school newspaper: Signals. In addition, she is in the schools Honors program as well as being a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. Furthermore, she is in the Enactus program and she is a flyer on the cheerleading team.



Blake Freed

Blake is from Uhrichsville, Ohio and currently a Junior. He is Majoring in Sports and Exercise Studies. Blake is also active in Greek life, Student Ambassadors, and a member of Cross Country, and Track and field teams.


Ashleigh Bennett

Ashleigh Bennett is from Gallipolis, Ohio. She is a sophomore majoring in Psychology. She is active on campus as a member of the track and filed team. She is secretary of Chi Omega Alpha. and a Student Ambassador.


Chloe Nared

Chloe Nared is a Junior Accounting Major from Cincinatti, Ohio. She is a Resident Assistant in the freshman resident hall. Chloe sings in Grande Chorale, is enrolled in the Honor's Program, is an ally of the LGBT &A Club, a stident Ambassador and the student intern for the University of Rio Grande's Marketing and Enrollment department. Chloe is constantly working to implement new recycling initiatives across campus.



Eddie Mussi