Who We Are

Executive Board

The MSA Executive Board is popularly elected by the McCourt student community. Elections are held in the spring of each year.


Officers

President: Ruwa Romman | rr1065@georgetown.edu

The President serves as the official spokesperson and voice of MSA and shall serve as a liaison between MSA and all other Georgetown University and non-university bodies or representatives, including regular meetings with other MSA Officers and Administrators of the McCourt School. The President presides over MSA General Assembly meetings, and works in conjunction with relevant student groups and officers to promote the mission of the Board, including making sure that all MSA and McCourt events are carried out with consideration of equal access and sustainability. The President also spearheads the Class Gift Campaign during the spring semester of their tenure.

Vice President: Kevin Washam | kw703@georgetown.edu

The Vice President oversees and supports all MSA-affiliated student groups/activities/organizations at McCourt and serves as the point-person for executive officers of those organizations. The Vice President also serves as liaison to the Georgetown University and McCourt alumni/ae communities by serving on the Georgetown University Board of Governors and the McCourt Alumni Board. The Vice President also oversees academic affairs, conducting regular polling to solicit students’ feedback on the curriculum. The Vice President facilitates one annual Town Hall meeting, in consultation with the McCourt Dean of McCourt and the President. The Vice President also meets regularly with McCourt Administration.

Secretary: Jingfei Zhang | jz537@georgetown.edu

The Secretary shall record attendance at, take minutes of, and record all votes taken during General Assembly meetings, and solicits items for and disseminate General Assembly meeting agendas. The Secretary is also responsible for planning and coordinating elections with the McCourt Associate Dean for Student Affairs. Lastly, the Secretary is in charge of Social Media and external communications for MSA, including the MSA calendar of events. The Secretary also meets regularly with McCourt Administration.

Treasurer: Nancy Dietman | nc427@georgetown.edu

The Treasurer maintains the financial records of MSA, providing the Executive Board with regular discretionary and contingency fund balance updates. The Treasurer manages the MSA overall reimbursement system and provides support to MSA-affiliated other student groups/activities and other McCourt student organizations on budgetary matters, including creating the annual budget proposal for MSA-affiliated student groups/activities whose organizations wish to receive McCourt funding. The Treasurer also meets regularly with McCourt Administration.

Program Representatives

MPP-Evening Program Representative: Jake Waxman | jmw343@georgetown.edu

The MPP Evening Program (MPP-EP) Representative advocates for MPP-Evening Program student concerns before the McCourt administration and faculty and relays MPP evening student concerns at General Assembly meetings. The MPP-EP Representative works with the Executive Board members to organize events and involve MPP Evening Program students in activities.

 

Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) Program Representative: Wetoga Felli | wsf8@georgetown.edu

The Master of International Development Policy Program (MIDP) Representative advocates for MIDP student concerns before the McCourt administration and faculty and relays MIDP student issues at General Assembly meetings. The MIDP Representative works with the Executive Board members to organize events and involve MIDP students in activities.

Master of Public Management (MPM) Program Representative: Douglas Cannon | drc84@georgetown.edu

The Master of Public Management Program (MPM) Representative advocates for MPM student concerns before the McCourt administration and faculty and relays MPM student issues at General Assembly meetings. The MPM Representative works with the Executive Board members to organize events and involve MPM students in activities.

Directors

Director of Alumni Outreach and External Affairs: Robin Nichols | rn503@georgetown.edu

The Director of Alumni Outreach plans networking and career events with current students and alumni. The Director of Alumni Outreach works with both the MSA Vice President and Career Services to plan events.

Director of Diversity and International Students: Dilek Sevinc | ds1565@georgetown.edu

The Director of Diversity and International Programs shall be responsible for the promotion and celebration of diversity and inclusion at McCourt and shall serve as the diversity liaison to other McCourt student organizations, task forces, initiatives, and individual McCourt students. The Director of Diversity and International Programs will attend regular meetings regularly with McCourt student organizations to develop feedback channels from a wide array of students.

Director of Service: Andrea Torres Villanueva | at1103@georgetown.edu

The Director of Service is responsible for overseeing all of MSA’s service activities, including a service project during Orientation. The Director of Service serves as Chair of the Service Committee, which meets periodically to plan service events and to support projects for other student groups.

Director of Social Programs: Anna Heard | ah1461@georgetown.edu

The Director of Social Programs shall be responsible for overseeing all social and student activities by MSA, including:

  • Ensuring that at least one MSA-sponsored activity is held during the Orientation period.
  • Managing and planning the student-controlled portions of graduation and the graduation ceremony.
  • Planning Homecoming in the fall semester of the academic year.
  • Planning the McCourt Gala in the spring semester of the academic year.
  • Planning two happy hour events per academic year.

Director of Incoming and First Year Students: Vacant for now

The Director of Incoming and First -Year Students coordinates the Mentor Program for incoming students, beginning the summer prior to the arrival of the incoming students. The Director of Incoming and First-Year Students holds one event during Orientation, and one event focusing on inter-class relations during the Fall semester, and one such event during the Spring semester.