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Student Government Association

Student Government Association (SGA) exists to encourage responsible Student Activism through Self-Governance.

As the Representative unit of the Student body, we secure and defend our right to full participation in the process of decision making which affects our education and educational environment.

All MassArt students are members of our organization – come to a meeting and make a difference. Everyone is welcome to attend to any weekly Full Council meetings; we meet on Wednesdays at 1:30pm in Kennedy 280. The Full Council is made up of one representative from every department on campus as well as one representative from every SGA recognized student organization. Full Council is led by the SGA Executive Board. 

Run for the 2018-2019 sga executive board

There are six available positions (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Trustee and Media Coordinator).  Pick up a nomination form in Student Development (2nd Floor Kennedy) and return it by April 19th at 5pm.

Download the Election Flyers

The 2017-2018 Executive Board


President: Stephanie Houten '18 BFA SIM 

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Office Hours:
Wednesdays, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Hello! My name is Stephanie Houten and I am the SGA President.

I grew up in the Massachusetts’ North Shore and now live in Boston. I love the beach, jamming with friends, and hammocks, especially all together!

As SGA president, I hope to be a connection between students and administration. My goal is to make sure student needs come first at MassArt, and to give students the tools they need to be heard on campus.

Vice President: Wren Quinn '19 BFA SIM/Fibers 

Preferred Pronouns: they/them

Office Hours:
Mondays, 11:00am-1:00pm

Bio: Hi, I'm Wren, I'm a Junior in Studio for Interrelated Media and Fibers and I'm super excited to be your Vice President!

I'm originally from Southeastern Mass, but I transferred to MassArt in 2016, and I love living here in Boston. I'm also working as ReStore Manager and Student Gallery Manager this year, so you'll probably see me around! Looking forward to working with all of you to throw an awesome All School Show.

Trustee: Hazel Afamefuna '21 BFA Architectural Design

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Office Hours:
Mondays, 11:00am-1:00pm

My interest in serving as SGA Trustee stems from my desire to positively impact and influence the lives of MassArt students. Through this esteemed position, I will use my voice and my actions to help our community grow.

MassArt consists of various groups of students and through me, every group will be recognized and heard. In this position, I plan to advocate for each and every student at MassArt. As Trustee, my goal is to bring every concern of the students to the Executive Board. As a very communicative individual, I will function as a bridge between the student body, Executive Board and members of the MassArt community.  Also, as Trustee, I promise to act only in the best interest of the university.

Additionally, as representatives of the diverse interests within this College, I want all students to be given the resources they need to properly immerse themselves within the MassArt community. MassArt is the home I found myself, and through the position of the SGA Trustee I hope to be a steadfast voice for every individual at MassArt.

Treasurer: Kara Mackie '18 BFA Illustration

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Office Hours:
Fridays, 1:00pm-3:00pm

I’m Kara, and I'm thrilled to be SGA Treasurer once again!

When I'm not camped out at my studio desk, my interests include tabletop and video games, books (especially graphic novels!), and libraries. I've worked in the MassArt library going on three years, and would love to recommend you a book!

I love being part of SGA as a way to connect to the MassArt community, and one of my goals for this year is to work on bridging the gap between e-board and full council. It's really important to me that everyone feels involved and supported with their budgets, and I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about them. Come talk to me during my office hours, or shoot me an email!

Secretary: Courtney DiPietro '21 BFA Industrial Design

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Office Hours:
Mondays, 5:00pm-7:00pm

I have had a connection to this college since an admissions counselor spoke at my high school. My passion grew after my first tour, and I found no other school able to compare to MassArt. Getting denied was the saddest of times, appealing my denial was the scariest times, and getting accepted was the happiest of times. These events have made me so grateful to be a student here at MassArt and I believe in my self motivation to be a leader and represent MassArt.

My range of interests allows me to think of collaboration in many different ways. I find it valuable how executive board is able to hear not only problems but different ideas and solutions brought from areas of interest around the school. My goal is to accomplish stronger connections and understandings of the problems and needs throughout MassArt. Searching these areas with fellow board members, I plan to be able to conclude the semester with a beautiful list of what we did to make MassArt better. Although I am a freshman, gaining this experience early on will be an advantage for MassArt. I will do everything needed as the secretary to the best of my abilities.

SGA Advisor: Laura Flynn 

Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Office Location:
Kennedy 260

Laura Flynn serves as the Director of Transition and Leadership Programs at MassArt where she oversees the College's Orientation programs for incoming students, advises SGA and student organizations and coordinates Leadership Programming on campus.  She received her Bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders from Bridgewater State College and her Master's degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is originally from Pembroke but currently resides in Norwood.  She began working at MassArt in the Fall of 2011 and her favorite thing about MassArt is the creativity and incredible energy that surrounds her everyday -- each day she is amazed by the students here.


The MassArt Wiki has all the information you need concerning paperwork, the Full Council public minutes, and more, just use your Net ID to sign and look around!


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