Student Government (AAS)

The Presidential Cabinet

Members of the Presidential cabinet are appointed by the President and approved by the Senate. For more information, see the bylaw concerning the presidential cabinet. These are the current positions on the cabinet. 

Chief of Staff: Tommy Raskin '17

The Chief of Staff is the principal adviser to the President. The Chief of Staff assists the President in the day-to-day functions of the office focusing on the details of proposals, crafting language, and developing strategies to fulfill the President’s vision.  The Chief of Staff works closely with Senators and executive branch members by spearheading initiatives on behalf of the President. With the President’s approval, the Chief of Staff may sit and serve on any committee in place of the President.

Campus Community Coordinators: Ellie Anderson '15, Peter Woolverton '17

The Campus Community Coordinators are responsible for helping ensure a strong sense of community on campus.  The coordinators' responsibilities include finding creative ways to increase school spirit and attendance at Amherst events including but not limited to sporting functions and fine arts events.  The Coordinators will also be the point person for Late Night Val, Pub Night and other frequent senate-sponsored community events. The Officer will also be charged with supporting senators on community-building initiatives.

Campus Inclusion Officer: Athri Ranganathan '16

The Campus Inclusion Officer will organize initiatives and conversations on how to create a more inclusive community on campus. This position will facilitate programming on diversity, pluralism and inclusion of all minorities and marginalized groups. The Campus Inclusion Officer will be charged with holding regular (weekly) meetings with the director of the MRC, QRC and WGC and updating the AAS on the centers. The Officer will also be charged with supporting senators on inclusion initiatives.

Environmental Officer: Alex Chalmers '17

The Environmental Officer will organize initiatives and conversations on how to create a greener, more environmentally friendly campus. This position will facilitate programming and policy on environmentalism initiatives, including but limited to an emphasis on dorm-level sustainability. The Officer will also be charged with supporting senators on environmental initiatives.

Sexual Respect Officer: Bonnie Drake '17

The Sexual Respect Officer will organize initiatives and conversations on how to create a more sexually respectful campus. This position will facilitate programming and policy on sexual respect and related issues, including but not limited to bystander training. The Officer will also be charged with supporting senators on sexual respect initiatives.