The Union Executive Board is the core of the Union. It is comprised of elected members and additional members appointed to carry out specific jobs for the year. The Executive Board serves to represent the student voice within the Brandeis Community and to the greater public. One specific way the Executive Board pursues this mission is by bringing student issues to the attention of the Brandeis Administration. The Executive Board is also responsible for overseeing and managing the operations of the Union at large.
The Executive Board is made up of the President, the Vice President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, and at least one Student Representative to the Board of Trustees. Typically, a second Representative to the Board, Chief of Staff, and Executive Senator are also appointed annually. Finally, additional members of the Brandeis community are appointed by each President to carry out specific jobs. To see who is serving on your Executive Board this year, see below.
In addition to representing the student voice in various conversations at Brandeis, the Executive Board also pursues its own policy goals in line with student wants and needs. This year, the Executive Board is committed to focusing on issues of diversity and inclusion, transparency, sexual assault prevention, and mental health awareness on campus on a Union-wide level. We are, however, also working on a host of other issues.
Working with campus sustainability manager Mary Fischer, the Union wants to devise new ways for the student body and the administration to work together to reduce Brandeis’ carbon footprint.
The Union wants to foster a strong relationship with Campus Operations, Facilities Services, and Campus Dining. The Union wants all students to feel they have a high quality of life on campus as it relates to their residence halls, dining options, transportation and other services. The Union also wants to help students feel they can bring up any concerns to the Office of Students’ Rights and Advocacy.
The Union doesn’t want students to ever be bored. This year is the unveiling of the Campus Activities Board, formerly known as Student Events. CAB's goal is to have fun activities and events planned throughout the year.
The Union is tasking a team of up to 15 students to spend the entire first semester re-examining the Student Union Constitution and Bylaws. This process happens every four years and sets the legislative parameters by which the Union advocates for fellow students and campus groups.
Jacob Edelman | President
Hannah Brown | Vice President
Emily Levine | Treasurer
Lian Chen | Secretary
Aseem Kumar | Allocations Board Chair
Wil Jones | Senior Representative to the Board of Trustees
Christian Nunez | Junior Representative to the Board of Trustees
Aaron Finkel | Executive Senator
Eric Danowski | Chief of Staff
Amber Abernathy | Union Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Kate Kesselman | Executive Director of Outreach
Zosia Busé | Director of the Office of Student Rights and Advocacy
Callahan Cox | Communications Director