Department of External Affairs

Bria Riley

Director of External Affairs

The Director of External Affairs represents the University of Houston student body and serves as a liaison between the university community, other universities, the City of Houston, Harris County, and the State of Texas. The Director of External Affairs advocates on behalf of University of Houston students on issues concerning higher education and assists the organization on matters of governmental and community relations.

Ben Hanna

Associate Director for Governmental Relations

Public Policy and advocacy efforts between SGA, elected officials, and government/community agencies.

Corina M. Karabanoff

Associate Director of Community Relations

Facilitator and lead coordinator for all SGA community service projects.

Derick Fan

Policy & Research Coordinator

SGA Public Policy Analyst

Shanel K. Thomas

Community Outreach Coordinator

SGA community service projects