VCU Student Government Association

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It is the mission of the VCU Student Government Association (SGA) to uphold and respond to the demands and wishes of the Student Body we serve, including the appropriation of funds for student organizations.


The Student Government Association (SGA) works to promote student involvement and actively seek out and represent student opinions by not only working with students but also by ensuring student presence on committees and councils around the University. Additionally, VCU SGA is responsible for appropriating money from the Student Activity Fee to student organizations. Have a student concern? Email us at


The Student Government Association for Virginia Commonwealth University is the governing body presiding over both the Monroe Park and MCV Campuses located in the metropolitan area of Richmond, VA. On June 1, 2017, both the Monroe Park and MCV campuses merged to create one unified Student Government Association.  

Executive Board

VCU SGA is led by five dedicated individuals for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Destinee' Moragne


Major: Accounting
Class: Undergraduate, Senior
Bio: Destinee' Morgne is the first student Goverment Association President for all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. She is a Senior majoring in Accounting with a minor in Human Resources and a Da Vinci Center Product of innovation certificate. Destinee' is also apart of the Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)! She hopes to make SGA more accessible to the student body, enhance the relationship between administration and the Student Government, and to increase communication across both campuses. 

James McPaul

Vice President of Undergraduate Students

Major: Finance
Class: Undergraduate, Senior
Bio: James McPaul is a senior, studying Business with a concentration in Finance here at VCU. His hometown is Virginia Beach, VA. He started in SGA as a Delegate his freshman year, Senator his sophmore year; and Chair of Appropriations his junior year. James will be graduating this upcoming May 2018. After college, he has plans to move to New York City and work for COACH Inc. Additionally, he wants to attend New York University Stern School of Business to obtain his Masters of Business Administration. James believes that SGA is designed to provide selfless service to the student body. In his free time, he loves shopping and hanging out with friends. If you see James on campus, just stop and say hello! 

Keith Zirkle

Vice President of Graduate and Professional Students

Degree: PhD, Biostatistics
Class: Graduate Student
Bio: Keith Zirkle is a Virginia Beach, VA native. He graduated from James Madison University in 2013 and immediately came to Virginia Commonwealth University to pursue his PhD in Biostatistics. He previously served as treasurer and then president for the MCV Campus SGA and chaired the Joint Student Government Council. He is excited to fill the newly created role of Vice President of Graduate and Professional Students. In his spare time, he enjoys finding cheap flights abroad, taking instagrams of he Fan District, and volunteering with VCU Massey Cancer Center.  

LaDarius Thompson
LaDarius Thompson


Major: EdD, Leadership 
Class: Graduate Student 
Bio: LaDarius serves as the Assistant Director for Student Goverance and the Advisor of the Student Government Association. He is a native of Anderson, South Carolina. LaDarius completed his Bachelor's of Art in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of South Carolina and obtained his Master's of Science in Counseling form Pace University in New York. LaDarius has previously worked at universtities in Delaware, Conneticut, and South Carolina. In his spare time, LaDarius volunteers in the RVA community, loves to travel, and is currently working on his doctorate in leadership at VCU. 

Tyler Cepeda

Graduate Assistant for VCU SGA 

Major: Master of Social Work
Class: Graduate Student 
Bio: Tyler serves as the Graduate Assistant for Student Goverance. He is a native of Hampton, Virginia. Tyler is currently pursuing his Master of Social Work Degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. Before attending Virginia Commonwealth University, Tyler earned his Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice at Longwood Universtiy in 2016. During his spare time, Tyler enjoys traveling, exploring new restuarants in the RVA community, and cooking.