Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) works to establish firm communication between all college stakeholders, to assess problems, make positive improvements, and coordinate changes within the college. The SGA is the advocate for the Albright College student body, a liaison between students and college administration, and the representative of our students to the Albright College Board of Trustees. The SGA is a proactive body providing opportunities for leadership development, involvement, and personal growth within the Albright College community. It promotes student involvement and is a forum that student clubs and organizations may approach for assistance, encouragement, and support.
Meet the SGA
My name is Dylan Cope, I am currently a Junior here at Albright and I am from Williamstown, New Jersey. I am currently serving in the role as President of the Student Government Association. On campus, I am also involved as a brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a member of Lion Diplomats, a resident assistant in Mohn Hall, and as a member of Steering Committee for Albright’s Orientation Program. The reason why I joined SGA is to help improve processes in which allow our student organizations to be put in the best position to succeed. Also, I want to provide the outlet and opportunity for students to voice their opinions and ideas and work to bring those to faculty and the administration. Us as students are the best resource to improve our campus.
Regina McCarter – Vice President of Finance
My name is Reg McCarter, I’m from Birdsboro, PA. I am a psych-bio major with a child and family studies minor, I’m involved in AGON, Alpha Delta Pi sorority, string ensemble, and now SGA! I joined SGA to help student involvement on campus and to represent Albright’s organizations and help their voices be heard!
Emily Stragapede – Recording Secretary
Emily is a member of the Class of 2022 from Rutherford, New Jersey. Emily is a Crime and Justice major, Legal Studies minor, and on a Pre-Law Track. Aside from SGA, she is in the Honors Program, an Admission Ambassador, Admission Overnight Coordinator, ALC Tutor, on the Albright College Women’s Rugby Team, and the Treasurer for the women’s rugby team! She decided to join SGA in order to take on larger responsibilities at her home away from home!
Hi everyone! My name is John Weik ’23 and I am your SGA Communications Director! As Communications Director I run all SGA social media! I focus on publicity and communication for events like Spirit Days, Oozeball, and other SGA sponsored programs! Aside from SGA, I am a brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. I am also involved in Lion Diplomats, Domino Players, Big Adventure Domain, Pride+, Student Pandemic Advisory Board, and POPs! I’m excited to get through this very unique school year with you all!
Shayla Gaither – SGA Minority and Disability Student Representative
Shayla is a curious, energetic, and adventurous person who enjoys a creative challenge. She was born-and-raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where she used to handcycle in the summer. She is the oldest and only daughter with four little brothers, so the family is everything to Shayla. She is currently a senior at Albright College and is pursuing a degree in Business Administration and Communications with a track in Advertising. Shayla fell in love with advertising as a Girl Scout and a young entrepreneur. This passion has led Shayla to have great adventures around the country and two summer internships within corporate America. With these beginnings, Shayla is excited to develop her career and creative passions alike.
Shayla is excited to join the SGA cabinet this year. As the Minority and Disability Student Representative, she wants to make Albright a more inclusive space. In her past, Shayla has advocated for minority rights in Washington DC, and on campus. Yet, she recognizes that there needs to be more work done. Racial injustices in 2020 offer great opportunities for Albright to provide a comfortable environment for everyone. So, this year Shayla is spending time getting student perspectives and making real plans.
My name is Rosaly Diaz and I am a sophomore. I am a molecular psychobiology major and Spanish minor. I am also Academic Excellence chair and chaplain in Phi Mu, and commuter student representative in SGA, as well as part of Albright Sketch Society and A-crew.
Hi! My name is Jennifer Vasquez, and I am from Woodbridge, New Jersey. I am a first-generation college student studying Political Science with a Spanish minor. I am President of the Hispanic Culture Club and the International Student Association. I work at a non-profit in Reading that provides legal services to detained immigrants. This opportunity has allowed me to grow professionally and personally. Also, I work as an intern at the Multicultural Affairs Office. I serve as the International Students Representative on the Student Government Association and am a member of the CITE-C. While my involvement on campus keeps me busy, I am passionate about everything I am involved in and put all my effort to ensure students are being heard.
Greyson Curran – Greek Life Representative