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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. We look forward to hearing from you!
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 email@example.com.
Alexandra Bowman is double majoring in English and Art in the College and will be graduating early with a master’s degree in English in May 2023. She is a satirist, writer, political cartoonist, and illustrator from Washington, serving as the Political Cartoonist for The Lincoln Project and the environmental news platform Our Daily Planet. Alex is also the creator of The Hilltop Show—Georgetown University’s political comedy show—which seeks to inform a wide audience about current events through entertainment and encourage civility in discourse.
Rachel Carney is a senior from New Orleans, Louisiana majoring in Government with a minor in Women and Gender Studies (and potentially English!). In addition to the College Academic Council, she is also a member of Alpha Phi Omega and an officer for Platform 37th and O. She looks forward to serving her peers in the college through another year on the Council.
Trey Demert (Vice President)
Trey Demert is a senior from Cary, Illinois. He is majoring in biochemistry and minoring in business administration. Beyond the College Academic Council, Trey is a College Peer Advisor, a member of the Midwest Club, and works for Georgetown’s Student Centers. He can’t wait to represent his peers as their representative on the College Academic Council.
Lucy Doyle (President)
Lucy Doyle is a senior from Boston, Massachusetts. She is majoring in American Studies and minoring in Disability Studies and History. In addition to serving on the College Academic Council, she is a peer advisor and dances with Groove Theory and Ritmo y Sabor. Lucy looks forward to serving on the council and representing the Class of 2022!
Domenic De Santes
Domenic De Santes is a junior from Marshfield, Massachusetts majoring in Government with minors in Education, Inquiry, & Justice and Religion, Ethics, & World Affairs. In addition to serving on the College Academic Council, he plays the saxophone in Pep Band, sings in Chapel Choir, and serves as a Retreat Leader in Catholic Ministry. Domenic also enjoys attending events with GU Politics and the Berkley Center, where he works as a Student Editorial Assistant.
Maddy Langan is a Junior from Portland Oregon, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Justice and Peace Studies. Outside of College Academic Council Maddy works on Bossier Magazine and volunteers with Alpha Phi Omega, Georgetown’s community service fraternity. Maddy looks forward to advocating for other first-generation low-income students and representing the Class of 2023!
Marin Larkin is a Junior from Kensington, Maryland majoring in Government and Psychology with a minor in Spanish. Outside of College Academic Council, Marin is a member of the club tennis team and serves as Marketing Director of the Pre-Law Society. She is excited to represent the class of 2023!
William Leonard is a junior from La Habra, California majoring in History with minors in Persian and Religion, Ethics, and World Affairs (REWA). In addition to serving on the College Academic Council, Will is the Chief of Staff for GUSA and a Team 31 Leader for the ESCAPE Retreat Program. He also enjoys playing music with the Georgetown Pep Band and Orchestra. He is excited to serve his fellow Hoyas!
Claire Kim is a sophomore from Seoul, South Korea (but has lived in Tennessee for seven years now). She is planning on double majoring in Government and Psychology. Alongside the College Academic Council, she also serves as one of the Asian American Student Association Programming Committee co-chairs and is a part of the International Relations club. She is excited to represent her class once again.
Jordan Murrell (Treasurer)
Jordan Murrell is a sophomore from Toronto, Ontario. She is planning to major in Political Economy or Government and hopes to minor in Business Administration. Jordan looks forward to exploring other interests at Georgetown in the fall and can’t wait to step into her role as the Treasurer of the College Academic Council. She’s excited to continue to represent the Class of 2024.
Alice Su is a sophomore from Dresher, Pennsylvania (right outside of Philadelphia). She is currently undeclared but is hoping to major in Psychology with minors in Medical Humanities and Government on the pre-med track. In addition to the College Academic Council, she is a research assistant in Professor Ryan’s Child Development and Social Policy Lab, an events coordinator for Active Minds, a member of the Parliamentary Debate team, and a peer supporter for Project Lighthouse. Alice looks forward to serving on the College Academic Council and representing the Class of 2024 for the second year!
Mehek Thapar (Secretary)
Mehek Thapar is a sophomore from Villanova, Pennsylvania. She is majoring in Spanish and on the pre-med track. Outside of the College Academic Council, she is involved in GU Jawani, the Saxatones, and GlobeMed. She is also involved in a research lab on campus and hopes to study abroad in either Spain or Argentina. Mehek is excited to serve as the secretary of the council and continue representing the Class of 2024!
Pratik Jacob is a freshman from Swedesboro, New Jersey. He is majoring in Government and minoring in Computer Science. Outside of the College Academic Council, he is a test-prep tutor at Capital Educators and an avid Taylor Swift fan. Pratik is excited to serve on the council representing the Class of 2025!
Dua Mobin is a first-year currently majoring in Biology and Mathematics on the pre-med track. Apart from the College Academic Council, Dua is the freshman representative for C3, a policy chair on the Executive GUSA committee, publicity captain of GAAP, and an active member of GlobeMED, the Muslim Student Association, the Georgetown Scholars program, the Community Scholars Program, and the Regents STEM Scholar Program. As an FGLI student, Dua looks forward to helping amplify the voices of underrepresented communities at Georgetown and making Georgetown College an equitable place for all students. Dua is thrilled to be serving on the College Academic Council this year!
Naveen Shah is an Indian-American freshman from South Jersey who plans on majoring in Government with possible minors in Economics and Computer Science. In addition to the College Academic Council, he has gotten involved on campus with Club Tennis and Hatch Tutors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to tutoring youth. Outside of school, he holds a passion for video-making, hip hop music, and good Thai food. This year, Naveen is excited to be a fearless voice for student issues as a council member.
Cody Slutzky is a first-year in the College majoring in Political Economy and Spanish with a minor in Italian. He is also a member of the Run Club and hopes to study abroad in Spain. Cody is excited to represent his peers as a member of the academic council.
Dean’s Office Advisor
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.