My name is Nicholas Smith. I am a senior psychology major with a criminal justice minor from Wilbraham, MA., and I am honored to serve as the Student Government Association President this academic year. As the leader of our student body, my main goal is to ensure that the needs and concerns of our fellow students are heard and addressed by reaching out to other areas of campus where SGA has been seldom in the past. I am committed to fostering a safe, inclusive campus community where everyone feels welcome and valued. We can achieve great things together through collaboration, communication, and hard work, which is something that my executive board and I are trying to foster this year.
Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions via email,
president.sga@ westfield.ma.edu or visit me in the SGA Room on the garden level of Ely across from Dunkin!
Vice President of Student Life
Hello, my name is Jack Guindon I am a commuter student in my junior year majoring in Political Science with a minor in English and History. I am the Vice President of Student Life here at Westfield State. My position handles student experience regarding Housing, Dinning, Student Affairs, as well as Counseling & Health Services. My goals for this year are to help Commuter students get more involved on campus, better connect staff to students, as well as just making the overall student experience better. My email is email@example.com and my office hours are Monday 3:30-4:30 Tuesday 2-5 in the Student Government Room and Friday 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the commuter lounge.
Vice President of Academic Life
Hey, Owls! My name is Sarah Harrington and I sit on the Student Government Association Executive Board as the Vice President of Academic Life. In my position, I listen to student concerns about academics and parking, such as registration, issues with professors, parking tickets, graduation status, etc. I meet with the Provost, which I plan on doing once a month. As well as, making sure academic-related committees have student reps. I like my position because I work directly with students, curriculum, and professors. I love the community that comes with being on SGA. I have made many new friends and met friendly faces to say hi to on campus.
I am studying Elementary Education and planning on teaching first or third grade in the future. I started working at a summer camp about 6 years ago and immediately knew I wanted to continue working with kids in my future profession. I love working at a camp because it allows me to experience working with different age levels and test what age I want to focus on when I get older.
I absolutely love music. I played piano for multiple years and eventually taught myself how to play ukulele. I did musical theater in high school because I love singing. Once I got to Westfield, I veered away from the music path and towards student government, which I had never been a part of before. Some artists that I listen to include Rex Orange County, SZA, Noah Kahan, and Taylor Swift. I love talking about music, especially artists that I am into, so please feel free to start a conversation with me about it.
If I am anything, I am a social media girly. I am active on a lot of my accounts because I love sharing my life with my friends and family, especially when I can’t see them like when I am at school. I really enjoy posting random out-of-context photos of myself or friends just for the laugh that people get out of it. Follow me on Instagram, Snapchat, and BeReal!
Lastly, I want to thank anyone who voted for me last year in my run for VPAL. It is such a rewarding feeling to know that people trust and believe in me to succeed in this position. I am and will continue to give my best effort and time in order to have the best academic year possible. I hope everyone has an amazing school year and please don’t be afraid to say hi or reach out for any needs or concerns.
My office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-12:30 and Fridays 12:30-1:30. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice President of Finance
My name is Kaolin Westcott - a senior business management major and economics minor from Russell, MA- I have the honor of serving as the Student Government Association Vice President of Finance and the Student Representative to the Westfield State University Foundation for the 2023-2024 academic year. In the roll as Vice President of Finance I work with the Finance Committee allocate funds for clubs, guide clubs through how to fundraise, and guide club leadership on how to utilize the Nest Work. This roll comes with the responsibility of serving as the student representative to the Westfield state University Foundation where I report on student events and initiatives. The Westfield State Foundation is the fundraising arm of the university and provides numerous scholarships and aid to students every year.
Vice President of Publicity
Hey everyone! My name is Elizabeth Mercer and I am the Vice President of Publicity for the 2022-2023 academic year. I am so excited to meet new people and make new friends throughout the year. I am a sophomore and I’m a Psychology major. I’m a member of LAFE and I’m on the women’s ice hockey team. My duties as Vice President of Publicity are being on the Neighborhood Advisor Board committee, organizing the Owl Ball, and work alongside CAB with updates about any upcoming events. I also select Senator of the Week and manage our Instagram page. You can best reach me at email@example.com.
What the executive secretary does: The executive secretary is the position that is focused mainly on organization of the SGA office. I have job such as keeping the minutes for the meeting every Tuesday and ensuring that members of the legislature attend their office hours.
Goal for the year: My goal for the year is really what our SGA message of building the nest and improving our campus community. How to contact me: Contact me at my email Execsec.firstname.lastname@example.org.
My name is Daniel Currier - a junior accounting and finance double major with double minors in English and economics from Attleboro, MA - and I have the honor of serving as the Student Trustee for the 2023-2024 academic year. In this position, I serve alongside ten distinguished community members on the Board of Trustees - the governing board for the institution. The Board of Trustees is responsible for a number of items, including the approval of the annual budget, the setting of certain fees, the ratification of non-academic policy revisions, and the annual evaluation of the President!
Over the course of this academic year, it is my goal to work towards restoring our institutional financial health, stabilizing and increasing our student enrollment, and improving the student experience (with one project being the centralization of on-campus student employment postings). I look forward to engaging with the Board and countless other stakeholders in moving our institution forward.
Please reach out to me via email with any questions or concerns at email@example.com. My office hours for the Fall 2023 semester are Mondays 3:30-4:30 p.m., Tuesdays 8:30am-9:30 a.m. & 4:00pm-5:00 p.m., Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 a.m., and Fridays 2:00-3:00 p.m. in Ely 017 (SGA Room). I look forward to working on behalf of the student body in this important role!