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Student Government Association (SGA)

SGA Leadership

For general questions about SGA, CAB or Clubs, please contact Barbara Hand at bhand@westfield.ma.edu or Kimberlee Hosmer at khosmer@westfield.ma.edu - we are working remotly and on campus and are happy to help in any way. Be safe!

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the longest standing open forum on campus.

SGA constists of a 75 member Legislature and eight member Executive Council.  The Executive Council is selected annually through a campus election held in the spring. The Legislature is made up of elected representative students from each Class and Residence Hall, Commuters, Diversity/Inclusion Representatives, Community Relations/Fundraising Representative and Representatives at large.

The function of the Student Government Association is to represent student interests within all academic and social aspects of the university community. SGA maintains representation on the university governance committees in which students, faculty and administrators work together to evaluate the university curriculum and create university policies and standards.

SGA also helps to sponsor campus events and activities to enhance student life through allocations from the Student Senate Trust Fund (which is made up of the Student Activities Fee). SGA maintains a great emphasis on programming for students during the week and on weekends through the Campus Activities Board. The Campus Activities Board is open to all students regardless of SGA standing. 

Our committees in SGA have a reputation in the Westfield community for helpful and sincere volunteer work. It is a continuous and never ending goal of SGA to help the student body maintain a healthy relationship with the surrounding community.

SGA Constitution

 

Cameron Kelleher
President

My name is Cameron Kelleher, and I am beyond excited to serve as your Student Government Association President for the 2021-2022 academic year! I am a Senior Psychology major and double minor in Business Management and Writing, a member of the honors program at WSU, and have served on the SGA executive council for the last two years as the Vice President of Programming. Through my previous experiences with the university and my understanding of the student body, I will do everything in my ability to represent and advocate for the student experience at WSU. Please feel free to reach me anytime via email at  president.sga@westfield.ma.edu  or come visit me in the SGA room E017 in the Garden Level of Ely!

 


Aaron Lessing
Vice President of Student Life

Hello, I am Aaron, the Vice President of Student Life. In this position I will be working with Student Affairs, Dining Services, and many other departments to bring you the best student experience. This is my second year in this position and I will continue to improve our university coming out of a pandemic. If you have ideas, questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at vpstudentlife.sga@westfield.ma.edu or stop by the SGA room E017 in the Garden Level of Ely near Dunkin Donuts. 

 


 

Lyric Lamadgelaine
Vice President of Academic Life

My name is Lyric Lamagdelaine, and I am excited to be the Vice President of Academic Life for the 2021-2022 year. I am a Criminal Justice and Political Science double major with a concentration in Law, and a Theatre minor. I have been the Vice President of Academic Life for the past year, and I was a Representative-at-Large for my first two years at the university. As the Vice President of Academic Life, I will be representing the student body through Student Government Association meetings, SGA committees, and more regarding Academic Life at Westfield State. Do not hesitate to email me at vpacademiclife.sga@westfield.ma.edu  or stop by the SGA office located in the Garden Level of Ely E017 if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas. I am so excited to serve our campus as the Vice President of Academic Life for Student Government Association this year.


Kelson Burke
Vice President of Finance

My name is Kelson Burke, and I am very excited to continue serving as your Vice President of Finance for the Student Government Association for the 2021-2022 academic year. I am currently a Business Management major with a concentration in Accounting and a Political Science minor. I believe that my experiences will continue to help me achieve the best for the student body. I look forward to working with all students, clubs and organizations on campus this academic year! If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please contact my email at vpfinance.sga@westfield.ma.edu.  I hope everyone has a great academic year!


 

Hannah Robins
Vice President of Programming

My name is Hannah Robins and I am looking forward to being the Vice President of Programming for the 2021-2022 academic year. I am a junior Elementary Education and Liberal Studies double major with a concentration in Psychology. As Vice President of Programming, I am looking forward to helping plan events on campus for all students. I also want to become an additional advocate for the student body as a whole. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to email me at vpprogramming.sga@westfield.ma.edu  or stop by the SGA office! 

 

 


Vice President for Publicity
Lindsay McNulty

My name is Lindsay McNulty and I am very excited to serve as the Vice President of Publicity for the 2021-2022 year. I am an Environmental Science major with minors in Wildlife Conservation and Wetlands Conservation and Management. I have been a part of Student Government for the past three years, my first year as a Hall Representative and the last two as a Representative at Large. I look forward to working with my peers and administration on behalf of the students this year! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at vppublicity.sga@westfield.ma.edu or stop by my office in the Student Government room located in E017, on the garden level of Ely.

 


Chloe Sanfacon
Student Trustee

My name is Chloe Sanfacon and I am beyond excited to be serving as your Student Trustee for the 2021-2022 academic year! I'm a Junior English and Secondary Education, a member of the Honors Program, and have enjoyed the last two years on SGA as the Class of 2023 President. I look forward to representing students on the Westfield State University Board of Trustees, making decisions that will affect the whole campus community. Feel free to contact me at trustee.sga@westfield.ma.edu or stop by the SGA office in the lower level of Ely, E017, with any questions, concerns, or ideas! Looking forward to a great year!

 


Logan Terenzi
Executive Secretary


My name is Logan Terenzi, and I look forward to being SGA Executive Secretary for the 2021-2022 academic year. I am a Political Science and History double major with a concentration in Law and have enjoyed my past two years on SGA as a Representative at Large and as the Community Relations and Fundraising Chair for the 2023 Class Council. As the Executive Secretary I will be representing students on SGA, recording all meetings and information, and making decisions with SGA that impact the campus community.

If you ever have any questions or concerns please stop by the SGA office located in the Garden Level of Ely E017 or email me at execsec.sga@westfield.ma.edu.  I look forward to serving Westfield State and the Student Body as Exectuive Secretary!
 

The Student Government Association Legislature is comprised of full-time day students at Westfield State University. Each Class Council has five SGA seats. Each Residence Hall has one Representative per one hundred residents. The Commuter population is represented by the Commuter Council President and one Commuter Representative for each one hundred commuting students. SGA recognized clubs and organizations are represented by one student from each of the following club categories: Faith, Heritage and Identity, Leadership and Service, Sports and Leisure, Arts and Music, and Academic and Career. The Legislature has one Diversity/Inclusion Representative who represents the interests of the Black Student Union (BSU), Latino Association For Empowerment (LAfE), Multicultural Student Association (MSA), and the Queer/Straight Alliance (QSA). Also elected is a Community Relations/Fundraising Representative who acts as a liaison between SGA and the campus community on charitable fundraising and awareness campaigns. Rounding out the SGA Legislature are nine All University Representatives who are at large represenatives for the entire student body.

Agenda for

Student Government Agenda:

I. ROLL CALL:

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM: April 27 , 2021  

III. Public Remarks:

IV. PRESIDENT'S REPORT: Cameron Kelleher 
    A. Covid-19 updated:
       1. Maggie Balch: Dean of Students   
       2.
 Shannon Green: Associate Dean of Students
    B. Items not listed on the Agenda

V. BOARD OF TRUSTEES' REPORT: Chloe Sanfacon
     A. All University Committee:
     B. Student Advisory Committee:
     C. Safe Opening Task Force:
   
VI.  VICE PRESIDENT'S REPORT-STUDENT LIFE: Aaron Lessing
      
A. Student Affairs Committee:
      B. Diversity/Inclusion Committee:
      C. Food Services Committee:
      D.  Parking Control Board:
      E. Student Athletic Advisory Board:
      F. Substance Advisory Committee:
      G. Veteran's Affairs Report:
      H. Parking Appeals Board:

VII.  VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT-ACADEMIC LIFE:  Lyric Lamagdelaine
       A. Academic Policies Committee:
       B. Curriculum Committee:
       C. Enrollment Management Committee:
       D. International Programs Committee:
       E. Academic Technology and Information Services Committee:
       

VIII.  VICE PRESIDENT'S REPORT-FINANCE: Kelson Burke
       A. Finance Committee:
       B. Foundation Report:
       C. Student Organization Council:   

IX.  VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT- PROGRAMMING:  Hannah Robins
       A. Campus Activities Board:

X.  VICE PRESIDENT'S REPORT- PUBLICITY:  Lindsay McNulty
     
A.  Neighborhood Advisory Board:
      B.  Community Relations/Fundraising Report:
      C. Blue Key Committee: 

XI.  Executive Secretary Report: Logan Terenzi
       

XII.   PARLIMENTARIAN REPORTS: 
     
A. Rules and Regulations Committee:
      B. Constituional Review Committee:

XIII. ADVISORY COMMITTEES:
     A. Advisory Committee on Facilities Planning:
     B. Advisory Committee on Academic Planning:
     C. Advisory Committee on Budget Planning:
     D. Advisory Committee on Affirmative Action:
     E. University Efficiency Analysis Advisory Committee:
     F. Advisory Committee on the Westfield State Experience:  
    G. Advisory Committee on Divesity, Equity and Inclusion:

XIV.   COMMUTER COUNCIL, CLASS AND HALL REPORTS:
      A. Commuter Council:
      B. Senior Class:
      C. Junior Class:
      D. Sophmore Class:
      E. First Year Class:        

XV.    UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 

XVI.   NEW BUSINESS:

XVII.    ANNOUNCEMENTS:

XVIII.    ROLL CALL:

XIX.    ADJOURNMENT:

To ensure the courtesy of others, please turn off your cell phone before the meeting.

Please also note that for accurate record keeping purposes, SGA meetings are recorded and kept on file by the SGA Executive Secretary.

Get Involved

SGA's purpose is so diverse that there is something for everyone. No matter what your major is or what your interests are, SGA is right for you! SGA provides an excellent opportunity to have your voice heard by the faculty and administration. Your participation in SGA will help you learn valuable skills in leadership and teamwork as well as being a great way to meet new people. Don't sit by and watch things happen - get involved!

If you are interested in the SGA, curious about what seats are available or just have a question or concern, call us or stop by the SGA Room. SGA meetings are held every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Government Room located in the Garden Level of the Ely Campus Center Room E017. Meetings are open and all are encouraged to attend.