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The Wagner Student Association (WSA) is the student government and council of New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
Recent UPDATE: WSA State of the State-January 2013.
All meetings are scheduled 5:30-6:15 p.m. in the Mulberry Conference Room unless otherwise noted. All NYU Wagner students are welcome at WSA general meetings.
Brandon Greenberg, President
Serves as the official voice and leader of the Wagner Student Association (WSA) for 2012-2013.The President oversees the WSA and presides over all aspects of WSA, which includes:
Christopher Nolan, Vice President of Operations
Acts as primary WSA liaison with Wagner student groups in their creation, development, and management. The Vice President of Operations is responsible for making sure the WSA and student groups adhere to the Constitution, and initiates revisions of said document by convening a committee and drafting recommendations.
Priscilla Addison, Vice President of Public Affairs
The Vice President of Public Affairs provides publicity for all meetings and special events of the Association. The Vice President for Public Affairs shall oversee all communication functions of the Association. The Vice President of Public Affairs also oversees many of the community building events that the WSA hosts over the year.
Douglas Meredith, Treasurer
Develops, keeps and maintains the financial records of the organization. The Treasurer provides the Executive Board and student organizations with "as-needed" discretionary and contingency fund balance updates. The Treasurer develops and chairs the Appropriations Committee, which makes decisions on student group funding allocations.
Arlene Peralta, Secretary
Records attendance at all general meetings; take minutes of all meetings, sends out general meeting notes and maintain records. The Secretary is also responsible for maintaining Quorum at general meetings. In addition, the Secretary serves as a member of the Elections Committee, if not running for office in the next year.
Cara Lacey, Ombudsperson
Acts as liaison with the faculty and administration on Wagner student life and academic affairs. Above all the Ombudsperson shall foster a comfortable and confidential atmosphere within which all students feel comfortable and secure. Students should feel that they can approach the Ombudsperson with any issue or situation. The Ombudsman shall listen without partiality, assess each situation without judgement, preconception or criticism in order to find direct and effective solutions to each situation absent of bias. The Ombudsperson maintains the WSA Code of Professional Responsibility
Tahirah Cooper, WSA Senator
Serve as the liaison to the University Senate, Student Senators Council (SSC) and the University Committee on Student Life (UCSL). The Senator shall be responsible for keeping the Association informed of all matters before the councils on which s/he serves. The Senator is also responsible for communicating the wishes of the Wagner students to the above policy-making councils.
Catherine Dangremond, WagnerCares Chair
The WagnerCares Chair(s) will work under the WSA Vice President of Operations in overseeing the WagnerCares Committee. In this role, the Chair(s) will work to achieve the WSA mission for WagnerCares alongside Wagner Administration. The Chair(s) will be responsible for leading the monthly WagnerCares meeting, as well as attending an individual meeting with the VP of Operations. The Chair(s) will work to develop and lead community service initiatives for the Wagner Community including a Wagner Day of Service in the Fall and Spring as well as continuous opportunities throughout the academic year.
Daphne Philip, Social Events Chair
The Social Events Chair (SEC), is responsible for managing the Social Events Committee, consisting of 5-8 persons. The SEC works closely with the VP of Public Affairs, as well as independently. The SEC liaises with the Social Events Committee to plan and execute logistics for all WSA events/ activities (for the enjoyment of the Wagner Community).
The Wagner Student Association (WSA) has many ways for new and continuing students to get involved!
Social Events Committee consists of the following groups:
1. Intramurals Sub-Committee
Do you like sports? Are you proud to be a BobCat? Be part of the Wagner sports team and join the intramurals committee. We'll energize the Wagner community to compete in seven different sports leagues, from bowling to basketball. To sign up for the Intramurals Committee, email Priscilla Addison, VP of Public Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. All University Games Sub-Committee:
Wagner students compete against students from other NYU schools and colleges in the annual Student Senator's Council and University Committee on Student Life's "All University Games." All University Games is a sporting contest which includes basketball, volleyball, tug-o-war, and other events. Let's make sure Wagner takes home the gold in this year's University Games! Let's make sure Wagner takes home the gold in this year's University Games! To sign up for the All University Games Committee, email Arlene Peralta, Secretary, at email@example.com.
3. Wagner Variety Show Sub-Committee
Since its inception in 2009, the Wagner Variety Show has provided a unique forum for NYU Wagner community building. The show offers a venue for Wagner students, faculty, and staff to showcase sides of themselves that might otherwise go unrevealed. To sign up for the Wagner Variety Show Committee, email Priscilla Addison, VP of Public Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Wagner End-of-Year Party Sub-Committee
Do you still harbor a secret desire to be King or Queen? Do you want to help plan THE social event of the decade, “the party we'll all still be talking in about in 2099"? With over 300 attendees last year, the Wagner Prom is one of the best-attended events at Wagner. The prom committee meets beginning in late September to plan all aspects of Wagner students' favorite night out on the town! To sign up for the Wagner End-of-Year Party Committee, email Priscilla Addison, VP of Public Affairs at email@example.com.
The WagnerCares Committee consists of Wagner community members who are committed to finding sustainable ways to serve in New York City. WagnerCares is overseen by a Committee Chair and the WSA VP of Operations. The 2012-2013 agenda includes creating a Wagner Day of Service in both the fall and spring semesters as well as providing the Wagner community with ways to serve on a continuous basis. If you're interested in planning events, or in joining the WagnerCares Committee, please contact Christopher Nolan, VP of Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Class Gift Committee
Help our class contribute to Wagner. Last year's class funded the James Delano Prize for Service Learning. Be a member of the committee that finds an equally great way to contribute to our school's future. To join the Class Gift Committee, email Brandon Greenberg, President, at email@example.com.
7. Elections Committee
Be an active participant in the democratic process! Help organize the elections for next year's WSA committee and help make policy for Wagner elections at large. To apply, email Arlene Peralta, Secretary and interim Elections Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Alternate-Senator, Wagner Student Association/NYU Student Senators Council (Formerly Senate Alternate)
The Alternate-Senator is a General Non-Voting Member of the Wagner Student Association and a non-voting member of the NYU Student Senators Council. The Alternate-Senator attends bi-weekly Student Senators Council Meetings as needed as well as all University Senate Meetings, working under the WSA Senator (Wagner representative to University-wide programs). These meetings occur during business hours on Thursdays, thus the Alternate Senator must be available Thursday afternoon until 6:45 Wagner class. The responsibilities include attending these meetings, WSA General Meetings, WSA Board meetings as needed, and acting as an additional liason for the Wagner community to the greater NYU community. To apply, please submit your interest to WSA Senator Tai Cooper at email@example.com
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