Amanda Considine fulfills her goal to be 'a voice for the students' in her role as SGA president.
From the start, Amanda Considine aspired to a leadership role in the Student Government Association at Cal U.
As the new president of the organization, she has been leading remotely this semester, as Cal U has moved to online learning in response to the pandemic, and is making the most of the opportunity.
“I have been inspired to serve in this position since I first joined SGA as a freshman on campus,” Considine said. “While I could have never expected to serve my role in such remote manner, I hope to make my time as president just as purposeful virtually.”
Considine, from Youngstown, Ohio, served as the organization’s financial secretary
before becoming president.
“I am humbled and honored to serve as a voice for Cal U students, conveying their mission to administration to ensure our campus progresses, especially during these uncertain times,” Considine said. “I want all Cal U students, regardless of the individual groups they associate with, to feel like have a place at our university.”
In addition to SGA, Considine has been involved with a variety of clubs and activities on campus, such as Residence Hall Council and Student Activities Board. She also has served on the SAI Board of Directors and assisted with athletic promotions.
Considine is a member of the University’s Honors Program, an academic opportunity that helped her decide to attend Cal U.
Scheduled to graduate in May 2021, Considine is pursuing degrees in psychology and business administration with a concentration in management information systems.
“I have always been interested in the study of humanity and what makes people who they are; I am extremely empathetic,” Considine said. “I’m planning to continue my education at a law school where I can pursue my degree in law and master’s in business simultaneously.”
When Considine started college, she was a pre-law major who aspired to be a criminal
“After switching into a philosophy class late in the fall semester, I had a change of heart about my true aspirations of life, more specifically regarding my major,” Considine said. “Since then, I’ve been a dual major and definitely feel that I am where I’m meant to be.”
Considine, who lives in the borough of California, acknowledged there have been challenges this semester related to virtual learning.
“I have always taken online classes, but juggling 18 credits has definitely felt overwhelming
at times,” Considine said. “I’m sure a lot of students are struggling with remote
learning during the pandemic, so I just want to remind students of the services the
university has to offer during these.”
“Like most students, I’m extremely anxious to get back on campus, but in the meantime – don’t feel like you’re alone, we’re all in this together,” Considine added.