Student Government - Student Activities

What is Student Government?

Student government is an entity that was created to provide students the experience and training in the democratic form of the government. This group of students is charged with the duty of continuously expanding and coordinating a program of student activities, to stimulate interest and support in the development, assessment and execution of educational, social, cultural and recreational programs, to develop communication amongst students, administration and faculty. In effect, to represent the best interests of the general student body .

Student government also known as the QSA (Queensborough Student Association) Executive Board is composed of the following voting members- President, Executive Vice President, Administrative Vice President, Programming Vice President, Vice President for Evening Students, Vice President for Part-time Students and Treasurer.

Office of the Student Government President

John C. Mondal, Student Government President

Office Hours (as followed):

Monday: 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 2:01 to 6:31 p.m.

Contact Information: Jmondal@qcc.cuny.edu

Name: John C. Mondal

Position: SGA President

Background: John was born and raised in Bangladesh. Keep in mind, John is an “all-arounder” meaning he’s spent his life growing up in a number of states in the United States and Bangladesh. Now he is a proud resident of the Bronx.

Major: Business Administration. Currently John is pursuing a degree in Business Administration; later on in his academic career he is looking forward to achieving degrees in Finance.

Fun Fact: John is a “grease monkey.”

Goals: Speaking in futuristic terms John stated “When it is time for me to leave this school, leave my job, or even leave this earth; I want to make sure I’ve worked hard enough to make sure it mattered I was even here.”

Affiliations: Student Government Association, Stock Market/Investing Club, Automotive Club, Math Club; Math Center as a Tutor, the Ernesto Malave Leadership Program and United Student Senate. Also serving as a voting member of the following committees: College Advisory and Planning Committee; Student Technology Fee committee; QCC Auxiliary Enterprise Association, Inc.; QCC Student Activities Association, Inc. (Vice Chair); the Queensborough Academic Senate and Student Activities Committee.

Office of the Student Government Executive Vice President

Michael Bentancur, Student Government Executive Vice President

Office Hours (as followed):

Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Contact Information: MBetancur@qcc.cuny.edu

Name: Michael Betancur

Position: Executive Vice President

Previously served as the Parliamentarian (Spring 2018)

Background: Michael was born and raised in Queens, NY with a Colombian background.

Major: Business Administration. Once transferring to a 4 year-college of his choice, he will move to pursue a career solely in Finance.

Fun Facts: Michael is a former marine. While on active duty, Michael worked on CH-53 helicopters and was a shooting coach during his time in Marine Corps.

Goals: Michael’s main goal is “to one day look back once I’m old enough and be able to say I lived life to the fullest.”

Affiliations: Student Government Association, Vice Chair for Student Technology Fee Affairs for University Student Senate, Chair of the Student Senate, Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee, Phi Theta Kappa, Men Achieving and Leading in Excellence & Success (MALES), The Stock Market Investing Club and the Ernesto Malave Leadership Program.

Office of the Student Government Administrative Vice President

Daniel Blount, Student Government Administrative Vice President

Office Hours (as followed):

Monday: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Contact Information: Dblount@qcc.cuny.edu

Name: Daniel Blount

Position: Administrative Vice President

And Currently serves as one of the two NYPIRG Board Representatives for Queensborough Community College.

Background: Daniel was born and raised in Far Rockaway, Queens.

Major: Psychology (Liberal Arts Degree with a Concentration in Psychology)

Fun Facts: Daniel is a vocal performer; as well as a writer and poet.

Goals: Daniel hopes to continuously advocate for the best interest and needs of all QCC students. Another life-long goal is that he aspires to one day have his doctorate in Psychology.

Affiliations: Student Government Association, New York Public Interest Research Group, Men Achieving and Leading in Excellence & Success (MALES), Student Group Ratification Committee, Accelerate Study in Associates Program (ASAP), Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee, Office of New Student Engagement and College Academic Senate.

Office of the Student Government Treasurer

Christina Joseph, Student Government Treasurer

Office Hours (as followed):

Tuesday: 2:00 to 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Thursday: 2:00 to 6:00 PM

Contact Information: Cjoseph@qcc.cuny.edu

Name: Christina Joseph

Position: Treasurer

Background: Christina is Trinidadian and Indian, she was born in the United States.

Major: Accounting

Fun Facts: Christina loves cats and also studied Liberal Arts at Borough of Manhattan Community College for 3 semesters.

Goals: Through working with the  Student Government Association, she yearns to gain as much experience as possible.

Affiliations: Student Government Association, Allocating Committee and College Academic Senate.

Office of the Student Government Programming Vice President

, Student Government Programming Vice President

Office Hours (as followed):

Mondays: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesdays: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesdays: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Contact Information: Mfisher@qcc.cuny.edu

Name: Monique T. Fisher

Position: Programming Vice President (aka “The Party Planner”)

Background: Monique was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York with a Jamaican background.

Major: Psychology (Liberal Arts Degree with a Concentration in Psychology)

Fun Facts: Monique studied classical opera for 4 years. She has a professional certificate in the performing arts.

Goals: She would like to earn her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate and become an Organizational Psychologist.

Affiliations: New York Public Interest Research Group, Activities Programming Council, Faculty Student Disciplinary Committee, The Office of New Student Engagement, Psi Beta, Accelerate Study in Associates Program (ASAP) and College Academic Senate.

Office of the Student Government Vice President For Part-Time Students

, Student Government Vice President For Part-Time Students

Office Hours (as followed): N/A

Contact Information Cfried@qcc.cuny.edu

Name: Cydni Fried

Position: Vice President for Part-time Students

Background: Cydni is from Queens, New York.

Major: Liberal Arts. In the future, when Cydni transfers schools she plans to pursue a degree in Computer Science and Cyber Security.

Fun Facts: Cydni started the gymnastics program at Sunrise Day Camp. Sunrise Day Camp is for kids with cancer and their siblings; completely free of charge. Cydni has also been doing gymnastics since the age of 3.

Goals: When leaving office, Cydni hopes to have made part-time students feel more welcomed on campus and to have made an impact on their lives. Another goal she has is to increase the quality and quantity of food options to accommodate everyone (e.g kosher, halal, vegetarian food).

Affiliations: Student Government Association, Activities Programming Counsel, Accelerate Study in Associates Program (ASAP) and College Academic Senate.

Office of the Student Government Vice President For Evening Students

Kelly Pineda, Student Government Vice President For Evening Students

Office Hours (as followed): N/A

Contact Information: Kpinedaponce@qcc.cuny.edu

Name: Kelly Pineda

Position: Vice President for Evening Students

Background: Kelly was born and raised in Queens, New York with a Honduran background.

Major: Forensic Science

Fun Facts: Kelly has always had an interest in the Asian culture. Last semester Kelly took a Chinese language class and plans to continue learning about this language.

Goals: Kelly wants to make volunteering a fun experience for all students, she wants to assist in forming a program that will help assist generations to come. An additional goal of Kelly’s is to make the best of students’ college experience.

Affiliations: Student Government Association, Accelerate Study in Associates Program (ASAP), Constitution Review/Revision Committee and Activities Programming Counsel.

Office of the Student Government Vice President For Executive Secretary

Jeremy Wahl, Student Government Vice President For Executive Secretary

Office hours:
Monday: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Contact Information: jwahl@qcc.cuny.edu

Name: Jeremy Wahl

Position: Executive Secretary (Current)

Vice President for Part-Time Students (Spring 2018)

Background: Jeremy was born in Southern California but grew up living all around the United States.

Major: Liberal Arts and Sciences

Fun Facts: Jeremy ran an e-marketing company for 5 years and spent time teaching English in Bangalore, India before attending QCC.

Goals: Jeremy intends to study political science and economics at Columbia University.

Affiliations: QCC Student Government Association, CUNY Puerto Rico Service Corp, University Student Senate, The Ernesto Malave Leadership Academy, Peer Mentor for QCC Black Males Initiative as well as Social Skills Peer Mentor Program.

Office of the Student Government Parliamentarian

Jason Bhimani, Student Government Parliamentarian

Office Hours (as followed): N/A

Contact Information: jbhimani@qcc.cuny.edu

Name: Jason Bhimani

Position: Parliamentarian

Major: Engineering Science but is undecided as of now; Jason is using his time at Queensborough to test new possible career choices.

Fun Facts: Jason likes to assist students with time management and how to be more productive with their time overall.  Jason loves public speaking and motivating students to do their best. Jason also has a passion for helping people find things they love.  He helps students when it comes to registering for courses, teaching them about all the programs and activities QCC has to offer and learning students goals and interests to help guide them to a major that will best fit them.

Goals: Once Jason receives his bachelor's degree he plans on getting s MBA and going to law school and following that. Jason's goal is to be happy and successful in whatever he chooses to do in the future.

Affiliations: Student Government Association, Student Ambassador for New Student Engagement, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, CSTEP Vice President/College Assistant, Accelerate Study in Associates Program (ASAP), Chinese Christian Society, CSTEP Club, Ernesto Malave Leadership Program, MALES Mentor.

Student Government Board Members

The SGA Executive Board for Fall 2018/Spring 2019 is as follows:

President

John Mondal

Executive Vice President

Michael Betancur

Administrative Vice President

Daniel Blount

Programming Vice President

Monique T. Fisher

Treasurer

Christina Joseph

Vice President Part-Time Students

Cydni Fried

Vice President Evening Students

Kelly Pineda Ponce

Parliamentarian

Jason Bhimani

Executive Secretary

Jeremy Wahl

Student Senator-At-Large

  1. Yotlaire Guillou
  2. Tammy Lee
  3. Levy Mejia
  4. Revital Musheiev

Student-Faculty Disciplinary Committee

  1. Michael Betancur
  2. Monique Fisher
  3. Jeremy Wahl

Certification of Candidates Appeals

Any candidate wishing to appeal the decision of the SERC regarding the certification process shall have five (5) business days from the date of the decision to file an appeal in writing with the SERC. This appeal must be submitted to the Office of Student Activities no later than 5:00 p.m. on the fifth (5th) business day after the decision. Appeals not submitted within this period will not be considered. SERC will issue a written opinion regarding the appeal within three (3) school days after receipt of the appeal.

Elections Results Appeals & Campaign Regulation Complaints

All complaints regarding violations of election must be submitted in writing to the SERC and filed with either the SERC Chair or the Office of Student Activities no later than 5:00 p.m. on or before five (5) business days after the announcement of election results. The clock in the Office of Student Activities will serve as the official clock for this purpose. Documentation must accompany all appeals/complaints. SERC, through the Office of Student Activities, will issue a copy of appeal/complaint to each candidate for the office in question.

The Student Elections Review Committee reserves the right to determine if a complaint shall be resolved through a hearing.

If there is a hearing of the charges made against a candidate(s), and upon presentation of evidence and a finding by the committee that a candidate(s) violated election procedures or college regulations governing student behavior, possible penalties for violations may include any of the following: warning, or disqualification of a candidate(s) from the election. In instances where the violations are severe or egregious, SERC can order a new election to be held and the offending candidate(s) will be prohibited from running in a new election. Further, the college may file disciplinary charges against a candidate(s) or their supporters.

The filing of frivolous or false allegations of campaign violations may subject the filer(s) to disciplinary action.

All appeals of SERC decisions shall be made to the President in writing within the rules under the applicable Board Bylaws.

In accordance with the CUNY Bylaws, the President's decision on appeal shall be final.

Student Election Review Committee (SERC) Members for 2018-19:

Committee Chair: Prof. Jeffrey Schwartz, Engineering Technology - JLSchwartz@qcc.cuny.edu

Dr. Leslie Francis, Business Department

Ms. Natalie Roopchand, Academy Advisement

Ms. Lucy Shi, Accounting, Related Entities, Asset & Risk Management

vacant (Full-Time representative)

Mr. Anthony Vancol (Full-Time Representative)

Ms. Mariya Karisa Picache (Part-Time Representative)

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