Officers and Senators

OFFICERS

Josiah Ramesar, President 
Mamadou Bah, Vice President 
Shanacheri Patterson, Treasurer 
Mariama Faye, Secretary 

SENATORS

Zainab Abdullah Noor Earpy
Monira Begum Quintasia Harris
Irons Burgos Brandee Simmons
Sin Yiu Cheung Rachel Tugutu
Ibrahim Diakite Roy Wildman

RESPONSIBILITIES OF OFFICERS

The President

  • Be the chief representative and spokesperson for the SGA and its constituency to BMCC students, faculty, and administration, and to the general public.
  • Prepare in consultation with the Executive Committee, the Tentative Agenda for all General Meetings.
  • Convene and preside over meetings of the SGA and its Executive Committee.
  • Report to the SGA all action(s) and meetings taken by him/her in the discharge of his/her duties and responsibilities and in the implementation of its pulicies and decisions.
  • Report to the SGA decisions and actions taken by its Executive Committee in the discharge of its duties and responsibilities and in the implementation of SGA pulicies.
  • Review and sign disbursements and expenditures of the SGA.
  • Provide a full written report at the end of his/her term stating the initiatives undertaken by the SGA during his/her term and the status of those initiatives at the end of his/her term, which will serve as governing guidelines for the newly elected, incoming SGA body.
  • Serve as a member on the boards of the BMCC Association and the BMCC Auxiliary Enterprise Corporation and make monthly reports to the SGA on the activities of those bodies.
  • Make adequate reasonable efforts in responding to issues and events on campus as they arise.
  • Represent the SGA at meetings and deliberations of outside agencies as necessary.
  • Assume such other responsibilities as SGA may require.
  • Supervise the Office Manager(s).

The Vice President

  • Oversee internal affairs and business within the SGA, including personnel, attendance, obligations, participation, and conduct of its Members.
  • Serve as permanent Chairperson on the Committee of Personnel
  • Supervise the Student Representatives of SGA.
  • Attend meetings of the SGA and its Executive Committee.
  • Review and sign disbursements and expenditures of the SGA.
  • Attend any other meetings and deliberations as necessary for the purpose of representing SGA and/or gathering information.
  • Represent the SGA at meetings and deliberations of outside agencies as necessary.
  • Assume such other responsibilities as SGA may require.
  • Supervise the Office Manager(s).

The Treasurer

  • Serve as permanent Chairperson of the Committee on Finance
  • Enforce those regulations concerning the general financial aspects of the campus organizations as prescribed by the SGA.
  • Keep all financial records of the SGA, and in this capacity, shall:
    • a) Present full financial reports to the SGA on a bi-weekly basis and when otherwise directed to do so by the SGA.
    • b) Submit financial reports at Executive Committee Meetings
    • c) Continuously review the expenditures of SGA and its chartered student clubs/organizations.
  • Review and sign disbursements and expenditures of the SGA.
  • Record and process all SGA purchase orders, check requests, and invoices.
  • Serve as a member on the boards of the BMCC Association and the BMCC Auxiliary Enterprise Corporation.
  • Represent the SGA at meetings and deliberations of outside agencies as necessary.
  • Assume such other responsibilities as SGA may require.
  • Supervise the Office Manager(s).

The Secretary

  • Attend meetings of the SGA and its Executive Committee and shall be responsible for
  • Compose minutes and ensuring that all relevant data is recorded at each General, Executive Committee, and Special Meeting.
  • Transmit these minutes within forty-eight (48) hours after each General, Executive Committee, and Special Meeting in electronic format to all Members of SGA.
  • Keep non-financial records of the SGA.
  • Maintain and oversee all SGA personnel files and computer data.
  • Accept proposed meeting agenda items from an SGA member for placement on the General Meeting Agenda.
  • Review and sign disbursements and expenditures of the SGA.
  • Represent the SGA at meetings and deliberations of outside agencies as necessary.
  • Assume such other responsibilities as SGA may require.
  • Email decisions made in the meeting to the appropriate parties as directed by the SGA body.
  • Supervise the Office Manager(s).

Senators

  • Serve on at least three (3) Standing Committees of the SGA
  • Attend all General and Special meetings of the SGA.
  • Assume such other responsibilities as SGA may require.

Student Government Association (SGA)

Room: S-242
Phone: (212) 220-8000 ext. 5236
Email: sga@bmcc.cuny.edu