CT State Northwestern is proud to announce student Carla Galaise has been elected as the chair of the CT Board of Regents (BOR) Student Advisory Committee, representing all 58,000 CT State Community College students as a full voting member of the board.
“I am really looking forward to representing Northwestern at the state level,” said Galaise. “I plan on making sure students’ voices are heard to make a real, substantial difference.” Galaise is a second-year student who plans to graduate from Northwestern in Spring 2024 with a degree in General Studies. She plans to continue her education, majoring in Anthropology.
CT State Northwestern President, Dr. Michael Rooke, said he is proud that a Northwestern student has been elected again to serve on the BOR to represent all students. “I’ve been working with Carla through our student mentorship program and Student Government and have seen her leadership skills in action and know she is perfect for this important role,” he said.
Northwestern graduate Luis Sanchez was also elected as vice-chair of the Student Advisory Committee, representing State University students. Sanchez graduated from Northwestern in Spring 2023 and is currently a student at Central CT State University. While a student at Northwestern, Sanchez served as Chair last year on the BOR Advisory Committee.
The BOR members are appointed by the governor and legislative leadership and are responsible for statewide policies for the state’s university and community college system. NW CT Chamber of Commerce President, JoAnn Ryan, is the current Chair of the BOR. Galaise and Sanchez were elected by their peers based on their leadership and willingness to serve in this important role.
The CSCU system provides affordable and comprehensive programs for students to achieve their personal and career educational goals as well as contribute to the economic growth of the state. “This is an amazing accomplishment for both Carla and Luis and also for Northwestern,” said Rooke. “I’m proud that Northwestern is developing amazing leadership in our students and the BOR is providing the avenue for them to use and expand their skills.”