College Academic Council

Comprising four elected representatives from each class in the College, the College Academic Council (CAC) fosters a positive ​working relationship between administration, students, and faculty in order to help students manage and enhance their academic lives. CAC interacts with College faculty and administration regarding a wide variety of issues, representing the students of Georgetown College, seeking their opinion on academic issues, and acting in their name. CAC has helped to develop stronger student-professor relations through their annual events — ​College Honors, Majors Fair, and Donuts with the Deans — in addition to various events hosted throughout the year.  In the past, CAC has enacted substantial change in the College, including advocating for the business minor for students in the College, which was approved in Spring 2010.

CAC is here to serve students in any academic capacity that they need. Please feel free to bring suggestions, questions, or comments to the attention of its members. Furthermore, CAC's weekly meetings are open to all students in the College. If you would like to sit in on a meeting, email cacouncil@georgetown.edu for specific meeting times. To stay updated on all of CAC's events and current projects, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter @GUCAC. We also have an open suggestions form here. We look forward to hearing from you!


Committee Positions

Every year the College Academic Council also seeks students to fill positions on the College Undergraduate Admissions Committees, the College Executive Committee, and the College Curriculum Committee.

Seven students appointed to the College Undergraduate Admissions Committees, which includes administrators, professors, admissions officers, and students, will be asked to read and evaluate applications to Georgetown College, helping to shape the student body of the College.

One student appointed to the College Executive Committee, which includes faculty, deans, and students, will be invited to monthly meetings to discuss and provide input on issues pertaining to the College, including academic policy, curriculum development, and the honor system.

One student appointed to the College Curriculum Committee, which includes faculty, deans, and students, will be invited to meetings as needed to discuss and provide input on curriculum issues pertaining to the College, including academic policy, curriculum development, core requirements, and the establishment of new majors and minors.

Student input is highly valued on all three of these committees, so please consider applying. If you have any questions, email the College Academic Council at cacouncil@georgetown.edu


Seniors
Casey Nolan (C’17 - President)

Casey Nolan is a senior in the College double majoring in government and history and minoring in English. She hails from The Woodlands, Texas, a suburb north of Houston, and is thrilled to begin her fourth year on the College Academic Council. Besides her work with the Council, Casey serves as President of Hoya Helpers, a tutoring group, Deputy Chief of Staff of GUSA, Vice President of Animalia, and Director of Events of the Pre-Law Society. After graduation, she plans to earn her master’s degree in American Government at Georgetown, and then go on to law school. 

 

CONNOR MAYTNIER (C’17)

Connor Maytnier is a senior in the College majoring in government and sociology, with a minor in psychology. He is originally from Barrington, IL, a northwest suburb of Chicago. Outside of the Council, Connor is in his third year as a Resident Assistant (RA) on campus. Formerly the Chair of the Student Activities Commission, Connor currently serves as Co-Chair of the 2017 National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference - which will be hosted at Georgetown, for the first time in the 21 year history of the conference, next July. In his free time, Connor spends a little too much time on Twitter.
 

John ReillyJohn Reilly (C’17)

John is a senior from Albany, New York studying Government and Economics. This is his third year with the Council. On campus, he is involved with the After School Kids (ASK) Program in the Center for Social Justice and has served as a New Student Orientation Advisor and academic Peer Advisor. In his free time, John enjoys running and ran his first marathon this year. He is very excited for senior year and looks forward to getting to work with the Council again.

 

Taylor Tobin (C’17)

Taylor Tobin is a senior from San Francisco, double majoring in government and history. She has been serving on the CAC since her junior year and will be reading transfer applications for admissions in the spring. In addition, Taylor is the CEO of Students of Georgetown Inc., commonly known as "The Corp." The Corp is the largest student-run business in the United States with six storefronts on-campus. After she graduates, she hopes to work in product management at a technology company.

 

JUNIORS
Alan Chen (C’18)

Alan Chen is a junior from Hillsborough, New Jersey, majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Philosophy and Computer Science. In addition to serving on the College Academic Council, Alan is involved with New Student Orientation and also works as an intern with the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union. He is very excited to serve on the council and represent his fellow students in the College.

 

 

Kennedy Maker

Kennedy Maker (C’18 - Treasurer)

Kennedy Maker is a junior from Mankato, Minnesota, majoring in Economics with a minor in Philosophy. In addition to his involvement as Treasurer of the College Academic Council, Kennedy is a Blue & Gray campus tour guide and a vice president of the McDonough Alliance. Outside of his coursework and extracurricular activities, he is a huge basketball fan and an avid runner. Kennedy is excited for the opportunity to represent his class of 2018 classmates and better academic life on the Hilltop.

 

Brendan Saunders Brendan Saunders (C’18 - VICE PRESIDENT)

Brendan Saunders is a junior from Ramsey, New Jersey majoring in economics and minoring in government and French. In addition to serving as the Vice President for the College Academic Council, Brendan is a math tutor with Hoya Helpers, the director of communications for the Georgetown University Undergraduate Law Review, and the chair of GUSA's Academic Affairs team. Brendan looks forward to another great year with CAC working to promote student interests in academic affairs.

 

Lauren Smith Lauren Smith (C’18)

Lauren Smith is a sophomore from Conyers, Georgia, double majoring in government and sociology, with a minor in justice and peace studies. Lauren serves with the After School Kids Program, the Student Advocacy Office, and as Vice-President of the Black Student Alliance. Upon graduation, Lauren hopes to attend law school and become a vocal champion for others. Until then, she is eager to continue representing her fellow Hoyas in everything dealing with academic affairs.
 

 
SOPHOMORES
Jacqueline Crispino (C’19 - SECRETARY)

Jacqueline Crispino is a sophomore from Connecticut, majoring in classics and history. In addition to the College Academic Council, Jacqueline is a tutor for Hoya Helpers, a Peer Advisor for first-year students in the College, and a member of the GUSA Academic Affairs Team. She plans to attend law school upon graduation. Jacqueline is excited to represent her fellow students again and be the voice for their concerns in academic affairs.
 

 

Brandon Spear (C’19)

Brandon Spear is a sophomore from Westchester, New York, currently focusing his studies on mathematics on the pre-med track. In addition to serving on the College Academic Council, Brandon is a member of the Pre-med Society and UNICEF, and he looks forward to representing his classmates and better academic life at Georgetown.

 

 

Tyler Walsh (C’19)

Tyler Walsh is a sophomore from Scituate, Massachusetts. He is undecided in his studies, but has interests in economics, sociology, government, and history. In addition to serving as a representative on the College Academic Council, Tyler writes for The Voice’s “Halftime” section and plays on the Club Baseball team. Tyler is a big Boston sports fan and enjoys traveling, reading, and politics.
 

 

LUIS MONTOYA (C'19)

Luis Montoya is a Sophomore from Whitney, Texas, pursuing a biology major while on the pre-med track. In addition to his involvement in the College Academic Council, Luis is a proud member of the Latin American student association, the pre-med society and is also involved with operation smile. Outside of his coursework and extracurricular activities, he is a huge foodie and is excited for the opportunity to represent his classmates and better academic life at Georgetown.

 

 

FIRST-YEARS

CASEY DOHERTY

Casey Doherty is a freshman from Charlton, New York, planning to study government. In addition to the College Academic Council, Casey serves as Undersecretary of Congressional Relations for GUSA's Federal and DC Relations Committee, is a tutor for DC Reads, a member of GOLD, and interns for Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. Casey's two major passions in life are politics and The Bachelor.

 

 

DEVIKA KUMAR

Devika Kumar is a freshman from Branchburg, New Jersey, most likely majoring in neurobiology and economics and minoring in cognitive science.  In addition to Academic Council, Devika is a member of the Client Recruitment department of the Hilltop Microfinance Initiative (HMFI), a Compass Fellow, and a tutor for GUMSHOE. Outside of academics and extracurricular activities, she is passionate about community service and is very excited to serve on the council and represent her fellow Hoyas.

 

DOMINIC SOLARI

Dominic Solari is a freshman from Stockton, California, pursuing a major in political economy with a minor in history. In addition to serving on the College Academic Council, Dominic is a member of the Mock Trial team, the Pre-Law society, and the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service Special Operations Team. He is thrilled to join the council this year and represent his fellow freshman as they embark upon their Georgetown experience.
 

 

TREVOR O'CONNOR

Trevor O’Connor is a freshman from Longview, Texas planning to major in government with a minor in African American studies. Trevor is involved with the Georgetown Campus Democrats, the Roosevelt Institute, the International Relations Club, and the Emerging Leaders Program. After Georgetown, he hopes to attend law school and work with antidiscrimination public policy to help protect the rights of others. Trevor is looking forward to serving the College as a member of the academic council and listening to the concerns of his fellow students.

 

Dean's Office Advisor

Erin Force

Erin Force advises first year and sophomore students in the College. In addition to advising the College Academic Council and serving as their main liaison to the College's administration, she directs the Ignatius Seminar program, leads the College's outreach to newly admitted students, co-leads the College's New Student Orientation activities, manages the College's internal transfer process, and serves on several campus committees. If she's being honest, though, working with the CAC is one of her very favorite things to do. Erin earned her B.A. in English with a minor in Women's Studies at Miami University of Ohio and her M.Ed. at George Washington University. She lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband, 2-year-old son, and a lovable mutt.