Student Government

Manhattan College's Student Government plays a vital role in shaping student life on campus.

The Student Government consists of the executive committee, student assembly and student court. Every representative serves his/her respective school or class. Being involved in Student Government gives you a chance to meet a variety of people, gain leadership training and grow as a student, leader and person. It also allows you to become friendly with administrators and faculty. There are both elected and appointed positions, with varying levels of commitment and responsibility to suit your schedule.

  • Executive Committee

    The executive committee consists of the student body president, executive vice president, vice president for social life, vice president for residential affairs, vice president for commuter affairs, vice president for finance, vice president for communication, vice president for club administration, vice president for academic affairs, chair of Lasallian action committee, and chair of campus improvements committee. They are the everyday officers of Student Government, carrying out the will of the assembly. They are also full voting members (with the exception of the president) of the assembly.

    2017-18 Executive Committee

    Student Body President Micaela Bishop
    Executive Vice President Phillip Mourikes
    Vice President for Social Life Adam Genners
    Vice President for Residential Affairs Patrick Estanbouli
    Vice President for Commuter Affairs Margaret Flores
    Vice President for Finance Gregory Gorman
    Vice President for Communication Tara Marin
    Vice President for Academic Affairs Kaitlyn von Runnen
    Vice President for Club Administration Patrick Maurer
  • The Assembly

    The assembly is the law-making body of Student Government. They draft and pass legislation, set and allocate the student activities fee, approve and oversee clubs and organizations, and may deliberate on all matters pertaining to students.

    Additionally, without being elected to office, anyone can join these three committees: the social life commission, the resident student association and the commuter student association.

    2017-18 Assembly

    Commuter Vice President Anna Rosario
    Resident Representative Steven Owens
    School of Business Vice President John Wood, Jacob Fishkin 
    School of Education & Health Vice President  Isabel Quinonez 
    School of Engineering Vice President Samantha Cachoian, Reba Thomas
    School of Liberal Arts Vice President Taylor Brethauer, Timothy Gress
    School of Science Vice President Steven Romero, Liz Bruchanski 
  • Class Vice Presidents

    Class vice presidents represent the needs of their class and plan social events such as the Spring Fling (spring dinner-dance cruise around Manhattan), the Jasper Jingle (winter dance at a country club) and senior events. They also work with the social life commission in planning events throughout the year. Freshmen and dorm/commuter elections are scheduled to be held in September. Annual elections to be held in the spring.

    2017-18 Class Vice Presidents

    Senior Class Vice President Alannah Boyle, Ryan Quattromani
    Junior Class Vice President Liam Moran, Jenna Zawislak 
    Sophomore Class Vice President Kerry Cavanagh, Michael Hackett
    Freshman Class Vice President

    Jack Kornutik, Grace Owens

  • Student Court

    The justices are appointed by the student body president and preside over cases referred to it by the dean of students, or her designee. These consist of residence hall write-ups, parking tickets, disciplinary incidents and complaints from students. There are six justices and one chief justice.

    2017-18 Student Court

    Chief Justice Emily Garren
    Associate Justice John Tanner
    Associate Justice Rachel Kurtz
    Associate Justice Anthony DePinho
    Associate Justice Victoria Cruz
    Associate Justice Mary Himmelberg
    Associate Justice Joseph Moussa
    Associate Justice Pedro Vasquez
    Sergeant at Arms N/A
    Secretary N/A
  • Social Life Commission

    Responsible for planning a large majority of all social events on and off campus, including Springfest, Manhattan Madness, Broadway shows, sporting events, concerts, adventure trips and other social activities.

    Anyone can join this commission by talking to the vice president for social life.

  • Resident Student Association

    The resident student association represents resident students in all matters that come up, most notably food complaints, residence hall problems, parking problems, meal plan disputes and other residents’ issues. They also plan social events such as family day, late-night breakfast and stress-free zones.

    Anyone interested can contact the vice president for residential affairs.

  • Commuter Student Association

    The commuter student association represents commuters in all matters which come up, most notably lounge issues, parking problems, locker issues and other commuter issues. They also plan social events such as commuter barbecues, stress-free zones and many others.

    Anyone interested can contact the vice president for commuter affairs.

  • Neighborhood Relations Committee

    2016-17 Committee Members

    Chairman Ryan Quattromani
    Member Abigail Addams
    Member Erin Gallagher
  • Board of Trustees Student Members

    2016-17 Members

    Development Victor Brito and Alannah Boyle
    Enrollment Management Maria Nieto and Christopher Hoey
    Student Life Sean Potter and Dorian Persaud
    Strategic Planning Allison Ready and Andrew Fontaine
    Facilities LisaMarie Nilaj and Joseph Byrne
    Finance Michael Tracey and Matthew Mattera
    Academic Affairs George Schlinck, Nicole Fella and Daniel Sammon
  • Senate
    Speaker of the Senate Matthew Jura

All officers can be contacted at studentgov@manhattan.edu.