Commons Council Executive Board

The Cockrell-McIntosh Commons Council Executive Board is comprised of current CM residents that want to take on a leadership role within CM. The CM Commons Council in the governing body of CM, it is run by residents and advised by the RCD. Commons Council plans programs/activities, manages their own budget, and advocates for residents. Members of the Commons Council Executive Board serve as part of the Cockrell-McIntosh Commons Leadership Team.


Jon Evan Smelley


Jon Evan is a sophomore from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is triple majoring in math, communications, and business and minoring in law and legal reasoning. When he’s not roaming around Cockrell socializing with all his friends, you can most likely find him on the first floor of Fondren studying or, again, socializing. Jon Evan is also a student senator and a member of the hilltop scholars program. He is extremely excited to be your president this year and if you need anything his door is always open!

Vice President

Hannah Mikhail


Hannah is a sophomore from Austin, Texas majoring in Business and Communications and minoring in Law and Legal Reasoning. She enjoys finding new coffee shops, being outdoors, going to local concerts, and traveling. Hannah can normally be found laughing with her roommate and the Cockrell Intramural co-Coordinator, Alex Smith, in Fondren or Cockrell. She is involved with Student Foundation and Hegi Career Leaders. Hannah cannot wait to meet all of the new Cockrell residents and serve as the new Vice President!

Director of Communication


Donatella Donado


Donatella is a sophomore from Miami, Florida double majoring in Advertising and World Languages (Chinese and Spanish) and double minoring in Sports Management and Sociology. She spends most of her free time hanging out with her friends in Cockrell and finding new restaurants around the Dallas area. She loves meeting new people and traveling. 

Directors of Commons Cup

Co-Director of Athletics

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ALex Smith


Alex is a sophomore from Chicago currently majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Spanish and Law and Legal Reasoning. She loves being a part of Student Foundation and is also involved in Greek life. Alex can usually be found trying out all the local coffee shops, watching The Bachelor and Cubs games in the lobby, and roaming around Cockrell!

Co-Director of Athletics


Lauren Sylvester


Lauren is a sophomore majoring in Business Management on the Pre-Med track from Colfax, California. She is involved in Mustang Heroes and Global Medical Brigades. She loves participating in Cockrell Cares, which last year involved getting to hang out with the kids at Scottish Rite Hospital, and she will volunteer with Cockrell Cares again this year. Lauren can usually be found on the third floor lobby socializing or involved in several of the intramural sports teams. If she sees you lingering in the halls, she will recruit you.  

Director of Creativity, Community Engagement, and Intellectual


Helena Moses


Helena is a sophomore from Grand Prairie, Texas. She is double majoring in Film/Media Arts and Business Management, and also minoring in Women/Gender Studies. She loves music, musicals, and (as a film major) movies! Besides studying, Helena spends her time doing puzzles, sleeping, and looking at memes. This year, she is excited to get involved in Mustang Heroes, Students Expanding American Literacy (SEAL), and other groups on campus.