By Adam Hornbuckle
The Student Government Association (SGA) advocates for students, enriches their experience and ensures students are satisfied with their time spent at Post. Who are the SGA members doing this work? The new Executive Board, elected last spring have been hard at work.
Giovanna Domingo, President, is a senior accounting major who was introduced in the Pioneer last week. As president, Domingo is responsible for speaking with administrators and staff, delegating tasks to the senators and executive board members and being an advocate for students.
Domingo’s personal goals for SGA this year include continuing to grow the presence of SGA on campus and encouraging underclassmen to get involved. “I joined SGA as a freshman because I wanted to have an influence on the campus and SGA was the best place to do it,” she said. “I credit SGA [with] many of my personal successes on this campus, and will be forever grateful for the opportunities it has given me.”
Olivia Kavanaugh, Vice President, is a junior art education major with an art history minor. Kavanaugh oversees all of the co-sponsorships and relationships with clubs and organizations; she also fills in for the President when needed.
Kavanaugh hopes to increase SGA’s reach on campus and to serve as a positive resource and ally to all student run and governed organizations on campus. “I joined SGA as a freshman because I wanted to get involved as much as I could,” Kavanaugh said. “Since then I wanted to not only be a voice for my graduating class but for the student body as a whole..SGA was the first thing I got involved in here on campus and was the catalyst for all the leadership roles I have taken on.” Kavanaugh also serves as the President of the Panhellenic Council.
Louis Pisano, Treasurer, is a sophomore accounting major. Pisano is responsible to not only to handle finances for the student government, but to receive and respond to budget allocation requests from clubs across campus.
Pisano’s personal goals for this year are to see that clubs on campus succeed and receive the money they need to help grow even more. “I joined SGA after being recommended to and I came to enjoy it,” Pisano said. In addition to SGA, Pisano is also the treasurer of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
Stefanie Giovine, the SGA Senate Advisor, is a senior nutrition major. Giovine is responsible for making sure all the senators know their responsibilities and are being active and present on campus.
Giovine aims to get more people involved in all aspects of campus life this semester and to further create a welcoming and fun campus for current and future students. “I joined SGA last fall because I wanted to be able to make a positive impact on this campus and I knew SGA was the place to do that,” Giovine said. Giovine also serves as secretary of Delta Zeta.
Madeline Nunley, SGA Secretary, is a senior digital arts and design major. Her responsibilities include taking minutes during meetings and keeping all Senators informed.
Nunley’s personal goals for this semester are to get more involved around campus and to make a difference in the experience of future students of LIU Post. “I joined SGA my junior year because I felt as though I wanted to be more involved on campus, and also to be a part of something that cared about the student experience,” Nunley said. Nunley is also a layout editor for The Bottom Line magazine.
Adam Silverstein, SGA Parliamentarian, is a sophomore social work major. Silverstein is responsible for making sure everyone is paying attention during the meeting and to make sure that everyone gets a fair chance to speak during debates.
Silverstein wants to grow and develop his own club, Be The Change Club, and to contribute to the enrichment of the LIU Post experience through his work in SGA.
“I joined SGA because I want to help make a positive difference on campus and do what I can to help this university be the best it can be,” Silverstein said. “I am very passionate about taking on leadership roles and I want to continue to develop and improve my skills in that area.” Silverstein is the president of The Be The Change Club.
For more information on the LIU Post Student Government Association, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.