College Academic Council

The 2017-2018 Georgetown 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

Brendan SaundersBRENDAN SAUNDERS (PRESIDENT)

Brendan Saunders is a senior from Ramsey, New Jersey majoring in economics and minoring in government and French. In addition to serving as the President of the College Academic Council, Brendan is also active with Hoya Helpers, a tutoring organization that works with local middle school students. After graduation, Brendan hopes to pursue a career that combines his passions for economics and the law. Brendan looks forward to another great year with CAC working to promote student interests in academic affairs.

 

 

Alan Chen

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

Kennedy Maker is a senior from Mankato, Minnesota, majoring in Economics with minors in Mathematics and Philosophy. In addition to his involvement on the College Academic Council, Kennedy is a Blue & Gray campus tour guide, a New Student Orientation captain, and the 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.

 

Casey SkapekCASEY SKAPEK

Casey Skapek is a senior from Oak Park, Illinois, majoring in biology of global health. In addition to College Academic Council, Casey is a Peer Advisor for first years in the College, chair of the Undergraduate Research Committee, and President of Women’s Club Ultimate. She is very excited to join the council this year and advocate for the interests of her fellow students in the College.

 

 

 

JUNIORS
Jacqueline CrispinoJacqueline Crispino (VICE PRESIDENT)

Jacqueline Crispino is a junior from Connecticut, majoring in classics and history. In addition to serving as the Vice President of the College Academic Council, Jacqueline is a tutor for Hoya Helpers and a Peer Advisor for first-year students in the College. 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 (TREASURER)

Brandon Spear is a junior from Westchester, New York, pursuing a mathematics degree on the premed track with a double minor in chemistry and government. In addition to serving on the College Academic Council, Brandon is a member of the Pre-med Society, the Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity, and a tour guide in the Blue and Gray Society. He looks forward to representing his classmates and better academic life at Georgetown!

 

 

LUIS MONTOYA

Luis Montoya is a junior from Whitney, Texas. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology, minoring in Psychology, and on the track to specialize in Microbiology.  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. Luis is an ambitious and determined leader with a special affinity towards healthcare and interested in pharmaceutical, biotech, public health, and healthcare consulting fields. 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.

 

CAROLINE PROVOST

Caroline Provost is a junior from Littleton, Massachusetts, double majoring in Philosophy and English and minoring in Linguistics. Besides serving on the College Academic Council, she is the Membership Secretary of the Philodemic Society and serves on the Student Library Council. She loves making bread, reading John Steinbeck, and talking about ecology. Caroline is enthusiastic to represent her peers.

 

SOPHOMORES

Casey DohertyCASEY DOHERTY

Casey Doherty is a sophomore from Charlton, New York, double majoring in government and American studies.. In addition to the College Academic Council, Casey serves as Undersecretary of Congressional Relations for GUSA's Federal and DC Relations Committee, is a mentor for Georgetown Opportunities for Leadership Development, and is a Peer Advisor for first-year students in the College. Casey is looking forward to another year of advocating for Georgetown students.

 

 

DEVIKA KUMAR

Devika Kumar is a sophomore 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 SolariDOMINIC SOLARI

Dominic Solari is a sophomore from Stockton, California, pursuing majors in government and history with a minor in economics. In addition to the College Academic Council, Dominic is a member of the Georgetown Mock Trial team and is on the Student Advisory Board for the Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service. Dominic is thrilled to return to the council for a second year and looks forward to implementing even more great ideas and planning many more events to help College students use Georgetown’s resources to maximize their academic experience.
 

 

Trevor O'ConnorTREVOR O'CONNOR (SECRETARY)

Trevor O’Connor is a sophomore from Longview, Texas majoring in Government with a minor in African American Studies and Sociology. Outside of the College Academic Council, Trevor is on the board of the Georgetown College Democrats, Georgetown ACLU Club, the Student Leadership Alliance, and is a current John Carroll Fellow. After Georgetown, he hopes to attend law school to become a civil rights lawyer and work with anti-discrimination public policy to help protect the rights of others. Trevor is looking forward to serving on the council and listening to the concerns of his fellow students.

 

 

First-years

Sally HayesSally Hayes

Sally Hayes is a freshman from Georgetown, Massachusetts. She is undeclared but hoping to major in Government with a minor in Spanish.  In addition to serving on the College Academic Council, Sally is a member of the cheer team, involved with GOLD, and dancing in Rangila. Aside from academics and extracurriculars, Sally particularly enjoys dancing and vegan brownies from Whisk. Sally is looking forward to serving her fellow classmates this year and improving academic life at Georgetown!

 

 

Liddy Kasraian

Liddy Kasraian is a freshman from Andover, Massachusetts planning to major in Biology of Global Health on the Pre-med track and minor in Chinese. In addition to serving on the College Academic Council, Liddy is a Staff Writer for The Hoya, a math tutor for Hoya Helpers, a member of GOLD, the GAAP Digital Media Team, the Georgetown Honor Council, and the Georgetown Figure Skating Club. Liddy loves to travel and hopes to study abroad in China. She is excited about representing the Class of 2021 as they make their mark on the Hilltop!

Jonas Lustbader

Lily Xu

Lily Xu is a freshman from Chongqing, China, planning on studying psychology with a minor in Political Economy. In addition to serving on the College Academic Council, Lily works at the Alumni House as a student caller, and is a member of the Boxing Club, the German Club, GOLD, and Campus Outreach. Lily enjoys exploring the museums and food in DC! She looks forward to serving the College as a member of the academic council, listening to the concerns, and improving internship opportunities for the 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.