Hobson Wildenthal Honors College at UT Dallas

The CV Executive Council

Collegium V students play a major role in the operations of the honors program. An Executive Council is elected every spring by the students to assist the Director in planning the honors curriculum, operating the lounge, managing the program's computers, and scheduling extracurricular social activities. The following students serve on the Executive Council:

CV Executive Council

Veda Tsai

I’m Veda and I am a senior Interdisciplinary Studies major. I am honored to be your Speaker again and a National Merit Student director. I am a captain for the Mock Trial team, the Vice President of the Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-health honor society, and the chair for the student advisory board for the Center for Asian Studies. I also compete on the Mediation and Moot Court teams. In my free time I enjoy exercising, cooking, painting, and watching TV. In the Spring of 2022 I will be an Archer Fellow.

Olivia Cooper

I’m Olivia Cooper, and I am a junior Political Science major. I am originally from a rural town in eastern Oregon. This is my third year attending UTD and my third year on our CV Council. The events we organize and the culture we sustain with this program are part of why I’ve loved serving in this capacity. Outside of the honors college, I am also involved in the John Marshall Pre-Law Society as treasurer, and my future plan is to attend law school. In my free time, I can either be found with a dog by my side or a tennis racket in my hand. However, you are most likely going to find me at one of Texas’s newly installed Dutch Bros coffee shops (a stereotypical Oregonian hangout).

Caleb Fick

My name is Caleb Fick and I am a senior Political Science major, and I intend to go to law school after my time at UTD. On campus, I compete in Moot Court, and I will be an Archer Fellow in the spring of 2022. When I am not working, I am typically looking for new recipes to cook, playing board games with friends, or watching St. Louis sports. I can’t wait to see everyone in the lounge and around campus.

Lane Hughes

My name is Lane Hughes and I’m a junior Biology major on the pre-med track. When I’m not busy with exams or watching shows, I enjoy volunteering around DFW and playing Nintendo games. I also serve as a National Merit Ambassador and the Recruitment and Tours chair of the UTD Student Ambassadors. As a side hobby, I enjoy collecting Lion themed things (my cat Hera included) & Converse; I’ve got a #UTDschoolspirit pair and I’m one pair away from completing the rainbow. I can’t wait to show everyone when we get back to campus!

Ciro Randazzo

I’m Ciro and I’m a junior Cognitive Science major and philosophy/chemistry minor hoping to pursue an MD/PhD. You may recall that I am from the Great State of New Jersey. On campus, I’m a PLTL leader for O-Chem and a National Merit Ambassador. I also work in Dr. McIntyre’s learning & memory lab and play ultimate frisbee! I like reading, playing violin/guitar/ukulele, and being a “mom friend”. Also, my socks are very fun. If you see me around campus, don’t hesitate to say hi and ask to see my socks!

Smrithi Upadhyayula

My name is Smrithi Upadhyayula and I’m a sophomore cognitive science major and music minor on the pre-med track. I’m a student government senator, a writer for the Mercury, and an officer of Model UN, Molding Doctors, and Global Brigades. Outside of school, I enjoy research, working as an EMT, and writing science fiction. After college, I hope to pursue a career in emergency medicine and hopefully continue to be a musician.

Merry Wang

My name is Merry Wang and I'm a senior Biochemistry major. After undergrad, I hope to attend medical school. One of my favorite things to do pre-pandemic (and hopefully start up again soon) was attending Thomsen Fund events, especially the performances put on by the Dallas Theatre Center. The Honors College offers tickets to students for free! In my free time, I enjoy photography and going on walks.

The Collegium V Constitution provides a framework for the privileges and responsibilities of the Executive Council and Collegium V members.

The CV Lounge

One of the benefits from participating in Collegium V is gaining access to the CV Lounge. Located in the Green Center (GC 1.202), the Lounge is the place where CV students come together to work and socialize 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Lounge is comprised of five rooms: two computer rooms, the Clark Reading Library, a TV/video room, and a small kitchen.

If you are having issues with accessing the CV Lounge please email collegiumv@utdallas.edu or bring your Comet Card by the HWHC Office in GC 2.2.