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Committee Chairs

Committee Chairs

Committee Chairs lead groups of Senators that meet once a week to discuss specific issues on campus. These meetings can be attended by any student with the permission of the chair, and are a great way for students to get involved in a specific area of their interest.

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Policy Committee

Gent Haviari

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Having been involved with Policy Committee for his entire tenure within SGA, Gent has the experience to give his all to the position of chair. He is committed to ensuring that all organizations, departments, students, and SGA itself can effectively and productively use the Constitution & Bylaws. This year, Gent is focused on maintaining consistency in SGA’s practices with the Constitution & Bylaws and working with the Policy Committee on writing resolutions for consideration.

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Public Relations Committee

Doreen Darko

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Doreen is a senior at UMass Dartmouth studying Economics. She holds the current position of Student Government Association Public Relations Committee Chair. This role falls directly under the Corresponding Secretary Executive Board position, and it marks her second year in this capacity. In her role as the PR committee chair, she serves as a liaison and advocate between administration and students. When students have concerns and wish to voice their opinions on matters around campus, she brings forth their questions to administrators through hosting a semester event known as Shake the Ship. Additionally, PR also organizes the Leadership Forum, another semester event where, instead of taking questions to administrators, clubs, and students direct their inquiries to SGA's executive boards themselves. These concerns may involve club budgets, establishing a recognized club, or reactivating an inactive club. Regardless of the size of your concerns, your voices hold significance. She invites everyone to join the PR Committee in the SGA room. All are welcome!

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Student Affairs Committee

Cassy De Pina

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Bio coming soon!

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Civic Engagement Committee

Skylynn Turman

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Skylynn Helene Rose Turman is the chair of the Civic Engagement Committee. She is in her Sophomore year and holds the position of Senator for the Class of 2026. Her academic focus lies in Political Science with an attached Pre-law Concentration. In her role, Skylynn is tasked with the implementation and support of all civic engagement initiatives both on campus and within the nearby community. Her responsibilities revolve around keeping students well-informed about events aimed at enhancing their connections and identifying volunteer opportunities to bolster their civic engagement on a global scale.

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee

Zoi Burns

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Zoi is a senior majoring in Political Science with two minors in Data Analytics and Urban Studies. They have been a part of Student Government since their first year of school and love giving back to the students and representing the undergraduate community. She is a Class of 2024 Senator and going into her third year as the Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Going into their senior year, she knows that SGA has played a vital role in her college career academically and socially. She is very excited to continue this very important work in her last year of undergrad!

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Finance Committee

Nicole Kach

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Nicole Kach is a senior Political Science major, minoring in both Communications and Sustainability. Nicole currently serves as the Commuter Senator and is going into her third year being a part of student Government. As the treasurer, Nicole will be working as the chair of the Finance Committee. Nicole is excited to see what the school year has to bring for all students and looking forward to serving the students in making campus fun and lively!

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Infrastructure Committee

Anala Smith

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Anala is a Sophomore and serves on SGA as a Charlton College of Business Senator, as well as the Infrastructure Committee Chair and Class of 2026 Treasurer. She is passionate about collaborating with others and highly values diverse experiences. Her goal is to foster a united and transparent campus environment that benefits all students. She takes joy in crafting innovative solutions that serve as stepping stones for enhancing student life even further. Anala is an active participant in UMass Dartmouth's Model UN as well as their Jujitsu Club, showcasing her commitment to both international affairs and physical well-being. While currently engaged in these activities, she eagerly anticipates joining additional clubs and organizations. She believes in the power of learning from new experiences and deriving enjoyment from every moment. Assuming the roles of a CCB Senator, Infrastructure Committee Chair, and Class of 2026 Treasurer is an honor for Anala. Specifically as the Infrastructure Committee Chair, she is enthusiastic about the collaborative opportunities ahead and is dedicated to making a positive impact on campus in regards to safety and accessibility for all students. Here's to a fantastic year of teamwork and growth under her leadership!

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Library, Research, & Technology Standing Committee

Kelsey Wink

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Kelsey Wink is the chair of the Library, Research, & Technology (LRT) Standing Committee. She is in her sophomore year and holds the position of Senator for the College of Arts and Sciences. Currently, Kelsey is double majoring in Political Science (Pre-law Concentration) and History. She is a tutor at the Writing and Multiliteracy Center, a part of the Softball Team, and a club member of the Model United Nations. In her role as the LRT chair, Kelsey is responsible for voicing and acting on student concerns regarding research on the campus. This includes, but is not limited to, issues dealing with the library, computers, and the research building, including campus WiFi as well. She is excited to collaborate with fellow students, faculty, and administrators to enhance the research and technology resources available on campus, ensuring that all students have access to the tools and support they need to excel in their academic pursuits.

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