Phone: (914) 633-2360
Fax: (914) 633-2185
Located on the 2nd floor of Robert V. LaPenta Student Union
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm
Later hours are available by appointment.
The SGA is composed of elected student representatives, academic senators, and campus organization presidents or their designees. The SGA attempts to enhance the educational experience of each student, and is based on the belief that a complete education extends beyond the academic program.
Also, the SGA maintains that this development can be attained through active involvement in student organizations, founded on the principles of cooperation, concern, leadership and service. It also provides a means of effective communication between the students, faculty and administration.
Thursdays at 4:30 pm
LaPenta Student Union, 2nd Floor, McGrath Room
All are always welcome!
LaPenta Student Union, Ground Floor, Club Hub
SGA, like all other student organizations, is required to host events. Some events that SGA has done annually:
Also, SGA has co-sponsored several events:
If you wish SGA to co-sponsor a program or event, please contact Vice President for Communications, Caitlyn O'Toole,
Jaclyn Shearer, President
Jaclyn is honored to represent and serve the student body in the 2012-2013 school year. She is a junior in the honors program, majoring in Mass Communications: TV/Video, and was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Before being elected as SGA President, Jaclyn served as the Vice President for Communications her sophomore year. Jaclyn also served as the chair of the Class of 2014 Senators her entire freshman year, and the beginning of her sophomore year. She is also actively involved in ICTV and is a member of the Tara Knights Society and the Ionian. You can almost always find her in the SGA office, or inspiring high school students to choose Iona in the admissions office. Jaclyn is very passionate about SGA and hopes to inspire an equal passion in the legislature, as well as in the student body as a whole. She plans to do this by increasing the communication flow through new social media initiatives and sponsoring exciting new programming throughout the year. Jaclyn is very optimistic about the group dynamic of her new e-board; last year, she found that the group dynamic defined how productive the e-board could be. She looks forward to putting the incredible ideas the e-board already has into action, as well as coming up with new initiatives and goals throughout the year. She would like to encourage all students, whether they are in their first semester or their last, to get involved in all that Iona has to offer.
Timothy Montalvo, Executive Vice President
Timothy Montalvo is a senior and an Adolescent Education major with a concentration in Social Studies. In 2007, Timothy was elected Vice President of Students on Lincoln High School's Student Council. During this term, he raised over $2,500 for Malaria nets that were bought through UNICEF and distributed to many locations in Africa. Timothy also began a school-wide composting program; this program greatly reduced the amount of waste produced by the school cafeteria and provided the school garden with quality fertilizer. He spent that summer in rural Guatemala tutoring English in an orphanage. The following year, Timothy became President of the Student Body, expanded the composting program, and returned to Guatemala to perform more service. Timothy previously served on the Iona SGA executive board as Vice President for Internal Affairs from 2010-2012. He made great strides to revamp the role of class and at-large senators while working in this position. This is his fourth and final year with SGA and his third year on the Executive Board; this year, he is entering the position of Executive Vice President. In this position, Timothy will act as Chairman of the SGA Legislature and Elections. It is Timothy's goal to increase student involvement, especially by promoting associate membership of SGA to attract ordinarily uninvolved students. Timothy has made a promise to effect change in his global community, and wants to start here at Iona. GO GAELS!
Kenneth Reischmann, Vice President for Internal Affairs
Kenneth Reischmann is entering his sophomore year at Iona College and plans on majoring in Mass Communication. Kenneth is not only entering his second year at Iona, he is also entering his second year as a member of the Student Government Association. Last year, Kenneth served as a SGA Senator for the Class of 2015 and sponsored many wonderful events all around campus. The only reason that Kenneth would miss any event on campus is because of the blue and orange. He is an avid fan of both the New York Islanders and the Mets. Kenneth is very much looking forward to working with the rest of the new SGA e-board, as well as becoming a bigger voice for the students of Iona College. He lives by the words spoken by Herb Brooks: "Great moments are born from great opportunity." Kenneth is excited to use his strong motivation to make sure he does all he can do for the Iona student body!
Matthew Weeks, Vice President of Finance
Matthew Weeks is excited to serve the student body next year. He is in his junior year as a Finance major here at Iona. Matthew is an avid traveler, some of his recent destinations include: the Bahamas, the Florida Keys, and Costa Rica. Matthew is a true outdoorsman; he enjoys running, swimming, and fishing. When at home, he likes to spend time with his friends. Matthewâ€™s favorite book is John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. Matthew is really looking forward to being a part of the SGA executive board this year. The e-board is a great group of people; Matthew knows that if they work together, the sky will be the limit! He hopes to be a great resource to the students of Iona. Matthew encourages all members of the student body to get involved and contact him with any questions.
Savannah Lang, Vice President for Administration
Savannah is so excited to be Vice President of Administration for the SGA e-board for her sophomore year! She has always loved being involved in activities like student government and clubs. Last year, along with being a Senator-at-Large, the chair of the Senators-at-Large, and a member of Social Work Club, she was the treasurer of Students Uniting for Veterans. She hopes to work with veterans after graduation. Savannah identifies writing as a passion that she wants to keep doing for the rest of her life. She also enjoys photography, music, horseback riding, and rowing. She walked onto the Iona crew team last year and had a great time. This year, she hopes to encourage more students to become involved in clubs and to make all students, especially the freshmen, feel comfortable and at home on campus. She would love to receive an email from anyone with ideas or questions. Go Gaels!
Caitlyn O'Toole, Vice President for Communications
Caitlyn is a junior in the honors program who is pursuing majors in English and Political Science. Caitlyn is thrilled to be serving the Iona student body on the SGA executive board. As Vice President for Communications, Caitlyn hopes to establish clear communication and transparency between the SGA e-board and the Iona population of students, faculty, and staff. Caitlyn is also looking forward to establishing SGA's strong presence on social media platforms. Aside from SGA, Caitlyn is a member of the Iona Singers, writes for the Ionian, and supports the Iona Players in their many creative endeavors. Last year, Caitlyn served as the Vice President of the Inter-Residence Council and had a blast working to plan several programs with the organization. Caitlyn will also be working with the staff of ICANN, Iona's yearbook, to capture the experience of this year at Iona. Caitlyn is returning to her position as a Resident Assistant and is looking forward to living in her exciting new location: Rice Hall. As you can see, Caitlyn loves being involved on campus. When Caitlyn is not in class or attending meetings, she likes to catch up with all the great people she's had the opportunity to encounter at Iona. Caitlyn is looking forward to working with the rest of the SGA e-board to create a great year for Iona!
Class Senators represent their respective classes in Student Government Legislative meetings by advocating for their constituents, sitting on SGA and College Council Committees and planning forums and programming for their class.
Freshmen Class Senators
(Elections held at the start of the Fall Term)
|Sophomore Class Senators||Junior Class Senators||Senior Class Senators|
Senators At-Large represent various constituencies within the college as a whole. The focus in on wider constituencies and act at an advocating recourse for them. They hold a vote and a seat on the SGA Legislative along with serving on SGA and College Council Committees.
|School of Arts and Science, Senators At-Large||Hagan School of Business, Senators At-Large||