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Available Positions

2014 Elections: Available Positions

The follow Representative Council positions are open for the 2014-2015 academic year.

*Please note: A few positions are changing this year in order to meet the current needs of SGA. Interested candidates run to serve in the capacity of new positions (see below); however it is important to note that the title on eBear will be that of the current position. This is for logistical purposes only, so your platform and campaign materials should reference the objectives of the new position. These changes will be voted upon by the entire student body simultaneously with the Election voting period. If you have any questions about these position changes, please email Mia Cooper, VP Student Government and Constitutional Review Committee chair at mc3309@barnard.edu.

 

I. REP COUNCIL POSITIONS:

 

SGA President     
Currently: Maddy Popkin | map2238

Executive Board

The President oversees the entirety of SGA and serves as chief liaison between students and administrators.

 

VP for Student Government       
Currently: Mia Cooper | mc3309

Executive Board

The VPSG oversees SGA policy, the committees, parliamentary procedures, appointment of students to SGA, and disciplinary measures for the members of the Representative Council.

 

**VP for Campus Life  
Currently: Colleen Mulvihill | cjm2182

Executive Board

The proposed amendment will create the following changes to the position:

The VPCL coordinates Barnard-specific programming.

Should the student body not approve of the proposed amendment, the position will remain as such:

The VPCL coordinates all university programming and SGA promotional events.

 

VP for Finance      
Currently: Julie Tauber | jjt2132

Executive Board

The VP Finance is the Financial Advisor to the SGA. This representative shall be responsible for efficient allocation of student activities fees, as well as appropriate use of these funds.

 

VP for Communications     
Currently: Emily Klein | esk2154

Executive Board

The VP Communications is the chief publicity and communications officer of the SGA.

 

University Senator             
Currently: Kally Kyriakides | kak2178

The University Senator serves as the Barnard representative Senator to the Columbia University Senate.

 

Junior Representative to the Board of Trustees    
Currently: Ashiana Jivraj | aj2461

The Junior Representative to the Board of Trustees represents the Barnard student community before the Board of Trustees.

 

Representative for Campus Policy           
Currently: Ashley Wagner | asw2146

The Representative for Campus Policy works on policy related issues with the VP Student Government.

 

Representative for Academic Affairs         
Currently: Malvina Kefalas | mhk2130

The Representative for Academic Affairs works on academic related policies on campus.

 

**Representative for Diversity            
Currently: Julia Qian | jq2210

The proposed amendment will change the position to Representative for Inclusion and Equity for the 2014-2015 academic year, and the description is as follows:

The Representative for Inclusion and Equity will work to promote open discussions, foster community dialogues, and support and develop policies, programs, and practices that engage the community in building an inclusive campus climate.   

Should the student body not approve of the proposed amendment, the Representative for Diversity position will remain as such:

The Representative for Diversity works to promote dialogue and inclusion across issues including, but not limited to, race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, physical ability, age and geographic location.

 

Representative for Campus Affairs              
Currently: Ruth Uruchima | ru2123

The Representative for Campus Affairs serves as a point person between Residential Life, Constellation leaders, and SGA.

 

Representative for Student Services                 
Currently: Claudia Flores | cef2135

The Representative for Student Services serves as a point person for all health and wellness related issues for students, faculty, Health Services, Furman Counseling, the Office of Disability Services, and other student development offices.

 

Representative for Information and Technology    
Currently: Abigail Kim | ahk2153

The Representative for Information & Technology serves as a point person for technology on campus.

 

Representative for Arts and Culture  
Currently: Adrienne Nel | aln2138

The Representative for Arts and Culture serves as a point person for arts on campus.

 

**Representative for Student Interests                      
Currently: Eliza Taylor | et2388

The proposed amendment will change the position to Representative for Transfer, International and Commuter Interests for the 2014-2015 academic year, and the description is as follows:

The Representative for Transfer, International and Commuter Interests guarantees that the interests of various student groups, specifically transfer students, commuters, international students, and Double Degree students, are attended to.

Should the student body not approve of the proposed amendment, the Representative for Student Interests position will remain as such:

The Representative for Student Interests guarantees that the interests of various student groups, such as transfer students, commuters, international students, and Double Degree students are attended to. They shall also work with Barnard and Columbia athletes.

 

**Representative for College Relations         
Currently: Angela Sun | ts2743

The proposed amendment will create the following changes to the position:

The Representative for College Relations works to maintain a functional relationship with the Seven Sisters Coalition, Career Development, inter-council executive boards and Barnard Athletes.

Should the student body not approve of the proposed amendment, the position will remain as such:

The Representative for College Relations works to maintain a functional relationship with the Seven Sisters Coalition, Career Development, and Alumnae Affairs.

 

The Class Councils consists of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Representatives from the class. The Class President and Vice President are chosen via Elections, whereas all other positions are selected through the general SGA appointments process. The Class President and Vice President both sit on the SGA Representative Council.

 

Senior Class President    
Currently: Stephanie Fernandez | sf2476

The Senior Class President represents the Senior Class and leads the Senior Class Council.

Senior Class VP                        
Currently: Nikki Weiner | njw2117

The Senior Class Vice President represents the Senior Class and co-leads the Senior Class Council.

Junior Class President    
Currently: Hannah Rosenwein | hsr2215

The Junior Class President represents the Junior Class and leads the Junior Class Council.

Junior Class VP                                   
Currently: Lissa Soares | lfs2131

The Junior Class Vice President represents the Junior Class and co-leads the Junior Class Council.

Sophomore Class President                   
Currently: Shivani Vikuntam | sv2399

The Sophomore Class President represents the Sophomore Class and leads the Sophomore Class Council.

Sophomore Class VP         
Currently: Rachel Chung | rc2786

The Sophomore Class Vice President represents the Sophomore Class and co-leads the Sophomore Class Council.

 

II. Additional Appointed Positions: There are many other opportunities to get involved in SGA. The following positions are not rep council positions, and students go through the applications process. Appointments will take place mid-April and applications will be available then on the Barnard website.

 

Senior Class Treasurer

The Senior Class Treasurer represents the Senior Class and maintains the funds for the Senior Class Council.

Senior Class Secretary

The Senior Class Secretary represents the Senior Class and manages all bookkeeping for the Senior Class Council.

Senior Class Representative(s)

The Senior Class Representative(s) shall represent the Senior Class and be a member on Senior Class Council.

Junior Class Treasurer

The Junior Class Treasurer represents the Junior Class and maintains the funds of the Junior Class Council.

Junior Class Secretary

The Junior Class Secretary represents the Junior Class and manages all bookkeeping for the Junior Class Council.

Junior Class Representative(s)

The Junior Class Representative(s) shall represent the Junior Class and be a member on Junior Class Council.

Sophomore Class Treasurer

The Sophomore Class Treasurer represents the Sophomore Class and maintains the funds of the Sophomore Class Council.

Sophomore Class Secretary

The Sophomore Class Secretary represents the Sophomore Class and manages all bookkeeping for the Sophomore Class Council.  

Sophomore Class Representative(s)

The Sophomore Class Representative(s) shall represent the Sophomore Class and be a member on Sophomore Class Council.

 

All SGA committees are also open to students via the application process. Information will be available on the website shortly.