New USG Leaders Ready to Make Their Mark This Fall
July 1, 2021
Baruch College’s Undergraduate Student Government (USG) will have new leadership for the upcoming academic year as Alison Lee (’22) and Richard Reyes (’22) assume the roles of president and executive vice president, respectively, beginning July 1.
Lee and Reyes were part of the Endlessly Revolutionizing All (ERA) party, which won the uncontested elections with 456 votes over a two-week campaign period held in May. Both students have a history of engagement with both the College and the community.
Alison Lee: Focus on Welcoming Students Back to Campus
President Lee is majoring in advertising, marketing, and communications, and is completing a minor in journalism. Last summer, she worked with the startup company Payball and was an integral member of their marketing team. She also regularly volunteered at a local animal shelter in her hometown. Lee is now serving as USG’s Chair of the Clubs and Organizations Committee.
Lee said her overriding goal for the next academic year as USG President is to “welcome back our students in the safest way possible while providing a more accessible channel to our resources and allocating more time to improve them.”
She continued, “we want to rebuild the connection with our students and assemble a support system. Every year we look towards creating an environment fit for our students, but it’s more crucial than ever before.”
Richard Reyes: Connecting Students to Resources and Information
Executive Vice President Reyes is a SEEK student who is majoring in finance with a minor in mathematics. He has participated in multiple early insight programs at top financial firms Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, UBS, Goldman Sachs, Blackrock, and Blackstone. Reyes joined the CUNY Service Corps two summers ago, and participated in a two-week volunteer recovery effort in Puerto Rico.
On-campus, he has been an active participant in student life, serving as an in-club mentor for the Finance and Economic Society while taking part in the Association of Latino Professionals for America’s Accelerator Program. Reyes has been a part of USG since his first year at Baruch, and he is currently vice president of legislative affairs.
Reyes concurs with Lee’s vision of the USG to provide an equitable landscape for Baruch students. He hopes that the ERA party can “be the bridge connecting students with the information and resources necessary to make educated decisions in their college journey, all while safely emphasizing fun through virtual programming and initiatives.” Reyes added, “we hope to deliver a fantastic academic term for all of our students.”
About the USG
The Baruch Student Government is the official representative organization of both the day and evening undergraduate students. As the voice of the student body, USG aims to broaden the number of educational opportunities available to students, facilitate extracurricular activities, and improve quality of life on campus.
Throughout the academic year, the USG oversees a wide range of responsibilities, including representing undergraduates at faculty meetings, creating budgets for clubs, and chartering new clubs.
Learn more about the USG and how undergraduate students can be involved.
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