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Executive Board

The SGA is made up of dedicated students who work with the institution and with you to ensure that your college experience is filled with worthwhile opportunities. If you have a concern or question, the SGA is here to help!

2015-2016 SGA Executive Officers


Shawn Ramos

SGA President

Hello! My name is Shawn Ramos, many address me by my nickname of Fluffy, and I am the President of your Student Government Association for the 2015-2016 school year. I am a Speech Communication Major with a double minor in Acting and Technical Theater. I am from the upper Bronx area.

I served have served SGA for 4 years and spent time in both houses, Senate and Assembly. I have 4 years of treasury experience from Student Entertainment services where I served as the Comptroller and Treasurer as well as the Springfest and Events coordinator from 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. Those years on the Executive Board of SES and in the houses of SGA instilled in me a great passion for service to the students of this campus and the need to have to give back to the campus community.

As President, I look forward to serving the student body to the best of my abilities. The Student Government on this campus is an immensely important resource for the students. It serves as the focal point for student concerns, and it is my job as President to take the concerns of the student body to the faculty, to the administration, and to communities outside our campus.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our campus, our Student Government, or anything that you feel is important, feel free to stop by the SGA Office (Barrington 213), or my office directly (Barrington 209). If you wish to schedule an appointment, I can be reached by phone at (315) 267-3285, or by e-mail at


Erika Plaza

SGA Vice President

My name is Erika Plaza, I am a senior majoring in Psychology here at SUNY Potsdam. In my first year, I was accepted into the Phi Eta Sigma Honors society. I was a member of the Black Student Alliance for a year before I served as their comptroller, then eventually treasurer, supporting the Center for Diversity. I have been a member of Team NV for 3 years and served as the co-chair for campus affairs. I've participated in a number of showcases performing rap, dance, poetry, and in the Lougheed Festival as an actor/dancer for a children's play. I am excited to continue my journey serving the students as the campus cultivates gifted scholars and performers. I can be reached by e-mail at


Daniel Coelho


Greetings! My name is Daniel Coelho acting SGA Treasurer for the 2015-2016 academic year! I am in my final year here at SUNY Potsdam completing both a BA in Philosophy and a BS in Biochemistry.

Student Government in any institution is a superb way of meeting new people, exposing oneself to different perspectives, and relax from the day to day stresses of academia. Here at Potsdam we've got a running of 70+ clubs dealing with anything from Knitting to Rugby! And each year we work to add new clubs! My prime directive within the executive board is to oversee all expenditures that clubs would like to make; and I do so with utmost enthusiasm! I am constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency in all aspects in my life and so this position is no different.

If you have any questions regarding my functions, questions about what steps to take in requesting funds, or general SGA questions please feel free to contact me at or any of my cohorts on the e-board. We are all experienced when it comes to SGA dealings and all are just as, if not more, enthused as I am! Have a great year!


Nicole Ridley

SGA Comptroller

Hello! My name is Nicole Ridley and I am your SGA Comptroller for the 2015-2016 school year. I am a junior here at Potsdam, majoring in Speech Communication with minors in Therapeutic Recreation, Acting, and Wilderness Education. I have been involved in SGA to some capacity since my freshman year by being involved in many different clubs. During my sophomore year I became the President of Theatre Guild along with being the Treasurer of Cheerleading.

SGA is an important part of SUNY Potsdam. Students can express their talents, do something that interests them, or even learn something new by joining our various clubs and organizations. Students can also have a voice in SGA by joining Assembly and representing a specific group of the student body. I encourage everyone to look into the Student Government and the services we offer!

If you have any questions feel free to email me at or come by the SGA main office located on the second floor of the Barrington Student Union (room 213).


Nicholas Colletti

SGA Secretary

My name is Nicholas Colletti and I am your Student Government Association (SGA) Secretary. I am a senior with a double major in Physics and Mathematics.This is my third year being involved with SGA, and I am so pleased to be serving you all.

SGA is an important part of the SUNY system. It allows us to have a medium to communicate with administration and ourselves, supply resources for clubs to utilize, and services for all students to use. Since our campus body is small it isn't hard to enact change at every level. My goal is to spread awareness of SGA and to help new students or those new to SGA with any information they may need.If you have any questions or want any more information you can email at