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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!

2017-2018 SGA Executive Officers

Kadiatou Balde - SGA President

My name is Kadiatou Balde, I am serving as SUNY Potsdam’s SGA President. I am a senior double majoring in Biology and Communications with a minor in Arabic Language and Cultural Studies. Frankly, I’ve served on almost every student position offered on campus, from president of the Ummah, as an RA, as a UP Dispatcher and much more, simply because I love community and personal development which I know will be useful as President. For self-care and enjoyment, I luckily have many choices; from reading, watching Korean Dramas, listening to Ted Talks and spiritual development podcasts, to making YouTube videos and my own yoga positions. This year, I am excited to work with all of you, from students to the administration. If you ever have any questions, suggestions, or you just want to converse, please email me ( or stop by my office (room 209, Union second floor). See you soon!

Anaya Phoenix - Vice President

Hello! My name is Anaya Phoenix and I am your new SGA Vice-President. I am entering my Senior Year and I’m majoring in English Literature! I enjoy lots of things, really anything makes me happy but unflavored food and brussel sprouts. I used to be the President of BSA and that has helped me sharpen my definition of what a good leader is and I hope to use some of those skills during my term as your Vice President! If you have any questions, or simply need someone to talk to, please don’t hesitate reach out to me at or you can find me, and my office hours, on the second floor of Union. I hope we all have a great semester and year, and I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Amani Jones - Treasurer

Hello everyone! My name is Amani Jones and I am your new SGA Treasurer. I am a senior at SUNY Potsdam and am currently going for my Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. I am also the former Comptroller of SGA as well as the former Treasurer of Four College Hillel. When I’m not working and losing sleep over all my work, I like to listen to music, read books, and procrastinate all the work I later lose sleep over. But in all seriousness, as your Treasurer I promise to look out for you the students and do whatever is in the best interest of all of you. If you ever have any questions or concerns about SGA, clubs, or Potsdam in general or you just need someone to talk to you can email me at I’m also available in the SGA Office (Union 213) everyday from 11 AM to 1 PM. Can’t wait to meet all of you and here’s to a great year at SUNY Potsdam!

Alexjohn Rodriguez - Comptroller

My name is Alexjohn Rodriguez but I prefer to go by Alex. I am a junior theatre major and your new SGA comptroller. I like to go to events throughout the school year, attend some club meetings when I’m not busy such as metaphysical studies and anime, as well as hang out with friends. If I’m not in the SGA office I am either in class or back in my townhouse. I plan to do my best as the comptroller and will help you to the best of my ability with this school year. If you want to talk to me about something you can email me or stop by the office on the second floor of union. You can even stop by just to say hi. In addition, if you are interested in asking about my experience these past two years at our lovely school please don’t hesitate to contact me at or in the SGA office in union 213.

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Bailey Durham - Secretary

Hello! My name is Bailey Durham and I am the new SGA Secretary. I am a senior here at SUNY Potsdam and I'm a History major and Theatre Studies minor. I also work at the Crumb Library. I have two cats, Tomato Basil and Voltaire, and I will gladly show pictures of them if you stop by the SGA office. I look forward to working with all of you! Any questions feel free to reach out to me at