Hiram College

L to R: Johns, Saunders, Toich, Hussain, Slutz, and Okuma

Student Senate Officer Board 2021-2022

  • Trey Saunders, President
  • Rafah Hussain, Vice President of Administration
  • Kearan Barnett, Vice President of Communication 
  • Lyndsey Johns, Vice President of Finance
  • Emily Toich, Vice President of Activities
  • Dr. Liz Okuma, Advisor


TREY SAUNDERS: President of Student Senate

Trey is a Junior Biomedical Humanities major with minors in Chemistry and Public Health. He is from Liberty Township, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. This is Trey’s third year serving on Student Senate, and he is really excited to be serving on the Executive Board this year. Along with being the President of Student Senate, Trey is an Eclectic Scholar, Garfield Center for Public Leadership Scholar, Orientation Leader, Out of State Peer Assistant, and the Secretary of Medicus. His hobbies include playing tennis, traveling, volunteering, and researching all things related to medicine. After Hiram, Trey intends to pursue a career in medicine as a pediatric physician. He hopes to utilize his background and experiences to be the best provider and leader that he can be. Please feel free to reach out to Trey if you have any questions or concerns. He can be reached by email at saundersg@hiram.edu.

RAFAH HUSSAIN: Vice President of Administration

Rafah is a sophomore Biology major from Chicago, Illinois. Along with being in Student Senate, she is also an Eclectic Scholar. Her hobbies include traveling and learning more about the healthcare industry by volunteering and shadowing in various clinical settings. Rafah plans to pursue a career in dental medicine, as she is a part of Hiram College’s and Case Western Reserve University’s School of Dental Medicine seven-year, B.A. to D.M.D. program. Please reach out to Rafah at hussainr@hiram.edu if you have any questions or suggestions.  

KEARAN BARNETT: Vice President of Communication

Kearan is a Second Year Psychology major, with a minor in Communication. She is from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Along with being involved in Student Senate, Kearan is the secretary of Sustainable Development Committee, a member of the Environmental Crew, and plays the drum set for the Hiram Pep Band. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, stargazing, watching movies, and being with her friends. After Hiram, Kearan plans to pursue a career in social work. She plans to work with LGBTQ+ youth in order to ensure their safety and mental health are both positive. Kearan loves to meet new people and hear new ideas, so please reach out if you have any suggestions or questions!

LYNDSEY JOHNS: Vice President of Finance

Lyndsey is a junior Marketing and Accounting double major from Garrettsville, Ohio. She served as a senator both her freshman and sophomore year and is also a Student Ambassador and a member of the women’s volleyball team. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, and just simply being outside. She looks forward to continuing to be part of Senate as the VP of Finance and working with the many clubs and student organizations on campus to make Hiram a better place for all.

EMILY TOICH: Vice President of Activities

Emily is a 5th year Biology major with minors in Accounting and Financial Management, Biomedical Humanities, and Psychology. She is from Elyria, OH. Along with being the Vice President of Activities, she is the President of Terrier Activities Board, the President of Medicus, our pre-health focused club, a member of The Net, and Funding You Board Member. During her free time, she cares for her pets and 30+ house plants. Emily is always available to talk about clubs, activities, and other interesting events to bring to campus. She can always be reached at toichem@hiram.edu.