Student Government Leaders Attend Student Affordability Summit

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Caldwell, N.J., Feb. 10, 2014 – Caldwell University Student Government Association leaders David Reeth and Katie Flynn attended the East Coast Catholic Colleges and Universities Affordability Summit at Georgetown University Jan. 31 to Feb. 1.


SGA leaders David Reeth and Katie Flynn attended the East Coast Catholic Colleges and Universities Affordability Summit at Georgetown University. Here they are pictured with the keynote speaker Ovide Lamontagne.

 Reeth, the president of Caldwell’s SGA, said it was a wonderful opportunity to collaborate on national issues affecting students including affordability and value, civic engagement, student debt and finances, immigration, student health, sustainability, and Catholic identity on campuses. “Networking with other colleges along the east coast is a key step in bringing national awareness to the importance of student government and the issues our constituents face,” he explained.

It was empowering to Reeth and Flynn to share ideas and receive inspiration from other student government leaders. “We plan to educate our students on pressing issues like student debt and the different resources that are available to them after graduation,” said Flynn.

Reeth and Flynn appreciated the professional development they received from the conference’s keynote speaker Ovide Lamontagne, a prominent attorney and general counsel for American’s United for Life.

Reeth was also happy to see how word is spreading about the great strides Caldwell University is making. “We learned that on a national level, Caldwell University is being perceived as a blossoming organization, led by an administration with a steadfast vision, an open ear, and an ability to inspire and motivate students.”

In addition to Caldwell, the summit included student leaders from St. Anselm College, Fairfield University, Loyola University Maryland, St. Joseph’s College, St. Michael’s College, Thomas Aquinas College and Providence College.

The event was sponsored by the National College Leadership Council and Loyola University of Maryland Student Government Association.