Nathan Lee ’13, Student Body President
Hello, my name is Nathan Lee. I’m an Economic major and Environmental Issues minor here in my final year at Colorado College. I’m a proud (some friends would say too proud) vegetarian who has a love for food, thoughtfulness, wilderness, dancing, and my mother. I’ve been an RA, member of the Varsity Tennis team, proud rugger, CC Farm intern, FIJI member, weight room supervisor, accounting TA, State of the Rockies researcher, and Writing Center tutor here at Colorado College at some point over the past three years.
Personally, the most important class I’ve taken at Colorado College has been Environmental Ethics with Professor Marion Hourdequin. It has helped to shape me into the person I am today and opened my eyes to new wonders and challenges in our world. It also helped instill the virtue of civic personhood; which is one of the reasons why I ran for president of CCSGA. One of my goals this year is to increase the cohesiveness and effectiveness of student organizations. There are many student groups that share similar values and could take advantage of each other’s resources to a greater degree.
Don’t fear the hair! Despite the fact that I sometimes look homeless, I’m really quite personable. Tell me what needs to change; 2,000 heads are better than one!
Pat Knecht ’13, Executive Vice President
This is my fourth and final year at Colorado College. I am a Philosophy major, with a minor in Spanish Language. After college, I hope to eventually have an exciting career. I enjoy bagels with cream cheese, poker, mountains and Arnold Schwarzenegger films.
As the Executive Vice President, I am eager to explore partnerships between city officials, local college and universities’ student governments, and local non-profits. Ideally, we will work together to improve the quality of life our most vulnerable community members.
I will also be working to ensure that the conversations concerning a “Student Bill of Rights” continue. The goal of this effort is to solidify the fact that Colorado College will continue to uphold and promote its core values in all of its practices and dealings. The proposed “Student Bill of Rights” would guarantee transparency and trust between students and administrators for years to come.
We want as much feedback as possible regarding ways that the CCSGA can improve CC and the larger community. I am happy to meet in person to discuss any pertinent issues that you think might warrant our attention.
Charis Whitnah ’13, Student Concerns Vice President
Welcome! I’m a senior Philosophy major and English and Psychoanalysis minor. While on campus you can find me running with the XC and Track teams, serving on the Strategic Planning Committee, spending time with residents in Blanca, meeting with members of Delta Gamma, and responding to student “Spills.” Off campus I volunteer at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind. During my time at CC, I’ve spent time working at TESSA as a Confidential Victim Advocate.
One of my favorite blocks at Colorado College has been Discovering the Unconscious with Professor Marcia Dobson. Thiscourse opened my mind up to new ideas on the philosophy of empathy and connectedness. Marcia’s class served as a critical stepping-stone in my deciding to run for Vice President for Students. As Vice President for Student Concerns, I am eager to listen to student’s ideas and concerns. Through actively listening to your ideas, I hope to take necessary and critical action towards improving the overall campus climate.
I am enthusiastically looking forward to working with you this year. Know that you may contact me anytime!
Stanley Sigalov ’13, Finance Vice President
Stanley is a senior Economics and Business major. He is the Chief Operating Officer of the Catalyst and Treasurer of Flash Photography Club. He holds a photography job in the Communications Office and is a member of Phi Gamma Delta.
One of Stanley’s goals for the years is to increase financial transparency. Additionally, he’d like to see CCSGA create an efficient suggestion system which would give CC students a greater voice on campus. Stanley is a duel citizen and spends his summers in Russia. His favorite block was ”Basic Filmmaking,” taught by visiting professor and nationally acclaimed director Bob Byington.
Elliot Mamet ’15, Constitutional Vice President
Thank you for taking the time to check out the CCSGA website! I am a sophomore political science major and alum of Denver East High School in Denver, CO. I am a member of the CC Parliamentary Debate Team, band and orchestra, and Honor Council. Additionally, I work at the Writing Center]and as an RA in Loomis. At CC, I serve on the Strategic Planning Committee, and previously participated in the Public Interest Fellowship Program.
As Constitutional Vice President, I have a few overarching goals for the year. First, the Constitution should be revised and streamlined to clarify and simplify CCGSA as an organization. Second, I hope to reform how elections are conducted, and find a solution to the unevenly populated voting districts. Third, I want to create a clear paradigm for groups hoping to become chartered or recognized. If you have any questions about the process for running for office or for establishing a student group, let me know!