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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the Student Senators Council oversees the SSC/UCSL as well as appoints the chairs and members of the SSC, UCSL and University Senate Committees. In addition, the Executive Committee regularly meets with the President, Provost and other administrators on behalf of the Council in order to advance the student agenda. It assumes the role of the SSC and UCSL when the full bodies are not in session.

Michael Hengerer

Michael Hengerer, SSC/UCSL Chair

Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Michael Hengerer, a Senator At-Large on the SSC, is a rising Senior in the Gallatin school studying Social Change and Law.

Michael is from Washington, DC and has been passionate about politics and public policy since high school. Previously, Michael served on the Student Senators Council as the Gallatin Senator, Public Relations Chair, and Vice Chair of the SSC. Outside of his role in the SSC, Michael has previously been involved with Hall Council, Strive for College at NYU, andthe Class of 2016 Activities Board.

Michael serves as Chair of the Student Senators Council and University Committee on Student Life, and thus the Chair of the Student Affairs Budget Allocation Committee

Victoria Ettorre

Victoria Ettorre, SSC Vice-Chair

Graduate School of Arts and Science

Victoria Ettorre, a Biology Masters Student in GSAS, is serving as a Senator at-Large for the 2015-2016 school year. Victoria graduated from the NYU College of Arts and Science in 2014, and hails from Washington Crossing, PA. Last year, Victoria served as Chair of the UCSL's Graduate Affairs Committee and Chair of the Elections Commission. Outside of the SSC, Victoria works as a lab manager and research specialist at the Ercan Lab in the NYU Center for Genomics and Systems Biology.

Victoria serves as the Vice-Chair of the Student Senators Council and thus the Chair of the Student Activities Board.


Caterina Dacey Ariani, Global Vice-Chair

Liberal Studies

Caterina Dacey Ariani, a Senator-at-Large, is a junior double majoring in Philosophy (CAS) and Global Liberal Studies (GLS) with a concentration in Politics, Rights, and Development. She spent her first year at NYU Florence, where she worked with La Pietra Dialogues. As an international student who has also experienced the Global Network University, she advocates for and seeks to further improve the GNU.


Keagan Sakai-Kawada, UCSL Vice-Chair

School of Professional Studies

Keagan, a Senator at-Large, is a junior in the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism at the School of Professional Studies.

Originally from the Aloha state of Hawai`i, Keagan took advantage of the Global Network University through the Core Program in Liberal Studies, which allowed him to spend his first-year studying away in Florence, Italy.

A second term Senator, Keagan will be focusing this year on outreach to the NYU student body through improvements in the University Committee on Student Life and its committees. Last year, Keagan was active in the All-Square Student Budget Allocation Committee, All-University Events Committee, and 1831 Fund.


Contact the Executive Committee

Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South, Suite 708
New York, NY 10012 | 212 998 2234

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