Senate

Each graduate school at Regent University has two COGS senators. Meet the senator for your school below.

School of Business & Leadership

Ivan Papish

Ivan Papish

Treasurer, School of Business & Leadership
ivanpap@mail.regent.edu
Ivan Papish is originally from Ukraine. Ivan is working on his MBA at the Regent University School of Business and Leadership. In 2002 he graduated from the Academy of Customs Services in Ukraine with a BA in Economics (specializing in accounting and audit). After graduation, for over nine years Ivan worked at a Government management position in Ukraine. Since 2005 Ivan have been actively involved in the development and management of the Christian Center of Entrepreneurship Development in Ukraine. Ivan worked a few years as a missionary with International Christian organization Youth With A Mission (YWAM), where he also finished a couple of Christian schools. Currently Ivan is working as an Accounting Assistant at CBN International. Ivan is looking forward to using his experience in serving the student body of Regent.


Doris Nwachukwu

Doris Nwachukwu

dorinwa@mail.regent.edu
I am from Nigeria and have 6 wonderful siblings, who are my best friends. My undergraduate degree was in Biological Sciences from a Federal Government owned university in Nigeria. During my undergraduate years, I was the vice-president of the faculty of science students association and was an active choir member as well as a lay reader in the school's Catholic Church. I equally led several expeditions to motherless babies homes around Nigeria.

Upon graduation, I started my career journey with Coca-Cola Bottling Company as a teenager, and spent 8 years learning and serving the community. I left Coca-Cola as a Sales manager in northern Nigeria in December 2012. I joined Guinness Nigeria Plc. in January 2013 as a Divisional sales Capability Manager, and to the glory of God in just 1 year, I was promoted to a regional manager role, as a key Accounts Manager for Lagos and Western Nigeria. I am currently on a 2 year career break from work to pursue my Master's in Business Administration, with a focus in International Business.

For fun, I like to ride bikes, take long walks, dance, travel, cook, shop, volunteer, and hang out with friends. Above all of these, I am a big lover of Jesus. I seek to know God more and more daily and strive everyday to contribute my quota toward advancing God's redemptive plan for humanity. I live my life strictly by the biblical worldview.


School of Communication & the Arts

Jahmeel Powers

Jahmeel Powers

Secretary, School of Communication & the Arts
jahmpow@mail.regent.edu
Jahmeel Powers was born and raised in Michigan! He spent most of his life in MI, and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Theatre Arts from Eastern Michigan University in 2013. Post Graduation, he has had a rather active career in the arts; working for such Professional institutions as the Performance Network Theatre, Walt Disney World, and most recently Heartwood Regional Theatre. He is currently pursuing his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Acting, with a concentration in Directing here at Regent University. He is an Avid fan and student of Improv Comedy, and can be seen as a member of Regent's Varsity Improv Players, and plays for Comedysportz Detroit when he's back in Michigan! He is thankful to be a ambassador for students, and looks forward to his experience servings as a COGS member!

One (1) Vacant Senator Position Available. Contact Leonardo Thome (leoncor@mail.regent.edu) for details.


School of Divinity

SangA Lee

SangA Lee

sangle2@mail.regent.edu
SangA Lee was born in South Korea, raised in both South Korea and the Philippines as a missionary kid. She received her bachelor's degree (B.S.) in biology from Simpson University, Redding, CA and is now pursuing her master's degree (M.A.) in practical theology with concentration in marketplace ministry at Regent University. With a heart to share the love of God with the needy, SangA hopes to work in a non-profit organization to reach out to the local and global community. As a youth group teacher, musician, and worship leader, she has been enjoying being a part of the body Christ and buildling relationship to disciple people around her. Her vision is to live out the Kingdom lifestyle of grace, power, and love and she hopes to see that starting here in Regent community.


Samuel Japhets

Samuel Japhets

samujap@mail.regent.edu
Samuel Japhets is a citizen of Ghana by maternal birth, a Nigerian by paternity, and an American by naturalization. He holds a diploma in theology (Dip. Th) from Assemblies of God Divinity School of Nigeria, Umuahia, Abia state Nigeria. He earned a bachelor's degree in legal studies (B.S. Legal Studies) summa cum laude from Kaplan University, Chicago, Illinois. Pursuant to divine directives in 2012, Samuel earned his Juris Doctor (J.D. Law) with distinction from Taft Law School, Santa Ana, California in 2015. His ongoing Regent University program in Master of Divinity (M.Div.) with concentration in Marketplace Ministry is preparatory to fulltime global ministry. He served the Assemblies of God in Nigeria and Ghana as a pastor and church planter. His passion is to ultimately found and pastor a multinational, multiracial, 21st century church.


School of Education

Two (2) Vacant Senator Positions Available. Contact Leonardo Thome (leoncor@mail.regent.edu) for details.


Robertson School of Government

Two (2) Vacant Senator Positions Available. Contact Leonardo Thome (leoncor@mail.regent.edu) for details.


School of Law

Matthew Morse

Matthew Morse

mattmor@mail.regent.edu
Matthew Morse was born in Eastern North Carolina and has one younger brother. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master's Degree in Accounting from East Carolina University. He is currently attending Regent University School of Law Accelerated Juris Doctor Program, and now serves as a new COGS Senator for the School of Law for 2016. He has worked as a in tax and accounting in various settings for the last several years. He hopes to use his professional experience and education in the Law School to further serve the mission of the Council of Graduate Students.


Hannah Manier

Hannah Manier

hannman@mail.regent.edu
Hannah Manier was raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where her parents homeschooled her and her three siblings. "Homeschooling was one of the best gifts that my parents gave to me," Hannah shared. In 2013, she graduated with honors with her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Maranatha Baptist University (MBU) in Wisconsin. Reflecting on her time there, Hannah said, "MBU provided me with the foundational knowledge of marketing, statistics, and finance, and also developed the versatile skills of networking and leadership. Although I didn't realize it then, MBU had prepared me to succeed three years later in my online summer program at Harvard Business School." In 2014, Hannah began studying as a 1L at Regent University School of Law. During her 2L year, she enjoyed Law Review and the Moot Court Board. Now, during her 3L year, she serves on the Council of Graduate Students (COGS) as a Law School Senator on behalf of Regent's incredible law students. Hannah is excited to collaborate with her colleagues to further the mission of COGS.

One of Hannah's passions is to help Christian non-profit organizations with their finances to maximize their resources for the kingdom of God. Some of her future goals include pursuing a doctorate or masters in finance, protecting religious liberty rights, working in government or for a nonprofit organization, pursuing God with all her heart, and learning from and investing in the amazing people that God leads into her life. One of her favorite verses is Matthew 6:33 where Jesus said: "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."


School of Psychology & Counseling

Julian Heath

Julian Heath

Vice President, School of Psychology & Counseling
julihea@mail.regent.edu
Julian Henry Heath was born and raised in the city of Macon, GA and is the youngest of seven siblings. To date, he holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Middle Georgia State University, and a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. He is currently attending Regent University's Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Health Psychology, and now serves as a new COGS Senator for the school of Psychology and Counselling for the 2015 year. He has worked as a counselor, psychometrician, and instructor for the last five years. He currently holds a license as a Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia and works as an online instructor of Psychology for Middle Georgia State University.


Laura Lamirand

Laura Lamirand

laurlam@mail.regent.edu
Laura Lamirand was born and raised in Indiana, but moved to Florida after her freshman year of college. She earned her B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education and was a teacher for four years before God moved her into a position at her church. She worked as the Student Ministry Coordinator for ten years before following God's leading to return to school to pursue a Master's degree in Counseling. She loves being a part of the Regent community and is honored to represent the SPC through this Senator position. She has a desire to connect with people, be a compassionate advocate for her peers, and to promote unity amongst the student body at Regent. May God be glorified!