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President's Student Cabinet

Driven by a desire to get to know the Newman University campus and students’ wants and needs better, President Kathleen S. Jagger, Ph.D., established the President’s Student Cabinet in Spring 2021.

The cabinet is made up of 13 students who meet with Dr. Jagger monthly during the school year. The group shares information and provides feedback and has its questions answered directly by the university president.

Dr. Jagger believes “it is a two-way communication link” to students, in which she has the opportunity to brainstorm with them and ask them questions. They also get to see the president as somebody who is just another human being who cares about them and their education journey.

The goal of the President’s Student Cabinet is to represent as many different areas of campus as possible to reflect the diversity of Newman, including students from different years and majors, from student-athletes to musicians to those who commute to campus.

2022-23 President's Student Cabinet members

Grace Blair

Grace Blair

Social Work

Daniel Cubias-Arteaga

Daniel Cubias-Arteaga

Biology - pre-med concentration

Mai-Nhanh Dao

Mai-Nhanh Dao

International Studies

Lauren Esfeld

Lauren Esfeld

Biology

Sophie Johnston

Sophie Johnston

Biology - pre-med concentration

Nkama Kimfuema

Nkama Kimfuema

Biochemistry

Ian Lecki

Ian Lecki

Business Marketing

Emily Pachta

Emily Pachta

Psychology - pre-med concentration

Talia Powers

Talia Powers

Biology - pre-med concentration

Elizabeth Raehpour

Elizabeth Raehpour

Criminal Justice

Luke Sanders

Luke Sanders

Biology - pre-med concentration

Michelle Tong

Michelle Tong

Nursing