CGA Executive Board

Joar F. Dahn - President (

Greetings fellow Huskies, my name is Joar Dahn and I am more than honored to have the privilege to serve you as your student body president. A little about myself, I am a native of Liberia. I come from a family of Politicians. I am a product of America’s first free Catholic High School for boys, the historic Roman Catholic High School. I loved my time at Roman and it prepared me to be a great leader and person at the college level and professional level. At Roman I was very active but still managed to maintain grades good enough to earn me full rides to various university, I obviously made the best decision in choosing a full Board of Governors scholarship to the best university in the state; Bloomsburg University.

My freshman year here wasn’t the best and I wasn’t active at all. In my quest to be more active here at Bloom, I have completed the CLE’s Leadership Certification Program Levels 1 and 2, currently working on Level 3, I am a member of the Catholic Campus Ministry(CCM), I am an Extraordinary Minister, Altar Server and Lector at St. Columba Parish through the CCM, and I am currently the President of the African Student Association here at Bloomsburg University. I am lucky to be able to call Bloomsburg University home but I am blessed to be able to represent the students at this great university as their president. I am always opened to new ideas and would love to hear from all of you guys. My office is located in 423 Kehr Union and my office phone number is (570) 389-4901. Feel free to stop by anytime even if it is just to say hi or call/ email me for an appointment. Go Huskies!

Joar F. Dahn

Austin Devlin - Treasurer (

Hey what’s up everyone! My name is Austin Devlin and I am a Senior majoring in Finance with a specialization in Financial Planning. I am from Bensalem PA, which is right outside of Philadelphia. Not only am I CGA Treasurer but also the President of the Financial Planning Association, Vice President of the Personal Money Management Club and a proud member of Tau Kappa Epsilon. Feel free to stop me around campus if you have any questions or concerns. Go Huskies!!!!

Austin Devlin

Sarah Rhineer - Secretary (

Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Rhineer and I am the secretary for the executive board in CGA for the 2017-2018 year. I am in my sophomore year and I am an elementary education/special education dual major with a Spanish minor. I also play the clarinet here at Bloomsburg and I'm a part of the girls club lacrosse as well.

I'm super excited to be serving on this executive board with my fellow board members.

Go Huskies!

Sarah Rhineer

Olivia M. Chandler - Exec. Assist. (

Hello, Huskies! My name is Olivia Chandler. I am a senior on campus and a Political Science major with a concentration in Legal Studies. I am from Philadelphia, PA. I am the President of the Political Science Student Association, a member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity and a member of Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society and now I am the current Executive Assistant of the Community Government Association. My ultimate goal is to bring change and reform to our campus community!

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please do not hesitate to email me. I am always checking it!

Olivia M. Chandler

Conall S. Smith - Historian (

Hello everyone! My name is Conall Smith and I am the elected CGA Historian on the Executive Board for the 2017-2018 school year. I’m a sophomore here on campus majoring in Mass Communications (Telecommunications track) and a political science minor. I am also the Vice President of the National Broadcasting Society as well as Co-Treasurer of Students Helping Honduras here on campus. I was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia and enjoy the simple things in life such as: fishing, golfing, driving, and being around my friends.

As Historian, my job is to plan events such as the Big Event and many others, as well as keep the Bloomsburg community updated on events and activities on campus and in the town on our social media accounts.

I look forward to this coming school year and if anyone has any comments, questions, or concerns, feel free to reach out to me or my fellow board members. Go Huskies!

Conall S. Smith

Billy Turner - Parliamentarian (

Hello everyone, my name is William P. Turner and I am the appointed Executive Parliamentarian for the Community Government Association (CGA) of Bloomsburg University for the 2017-2018 school year. I am currently a Junior majoring in Criminal Justice and a minor in American Sign Language. As the Executive Parliamentarian of CGA, my job is to uphold parliamentary order, keep all meetings on track and on time, be vigilant to CGA’s Constitution and what might effect it, and chair the Committee on Student Organizations (COSO) which stands as the liaison between student organizations and CGA. As the Executive Parliamentarian, I look forward to not only serving as a voice for the student body at Bloomsburg University, but all across the state of Pennsylvania and anywhere I may find myself advocating for the Huskies to go further and be stronger than ever before. So with all I have just stated and for all I see myself and my fellow board members accomplishing this semester, I look forward to not only meeting each and every individual of the Bloomsburg University campus in the upcoming semesters. I will also look forward to meeting our fellow neighbors in town to facilitate continued cooperation for the benefit of our collective community. When you see me anywhere across campus, in class, in the dorms, please do not hesitate to stop and speak with me because my mission first and foremost is you, the students. Benjamin Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” With that said, I look forward to meeting and working with all of you to make Bloom the best to infinity and beyond! Let’s make this year our year huskies!

Billy Turner

John N. Thomas - Student Trustee (

Howdy Huskies, I am your newly appointed Student Trustee, I am a Sophomore Criminal Justice Major, originally from Bloomsburg I now live in Wilkes Barre. I am a member of Alpha Phi Omega community service fraternity, I’m a member of the Developing Ambitious Student Leaders organization and I sit on the Student Concert Committee. When I’m not on campus you can find me at Mohegan Sun Casino where I deal cards on the weekends.As the Student Trustee, I sit on the Council of Trustees and represent the student body when voting on decisions that will directly affect the campus community (You!). If you ever see me around campus please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions or tell me any concerns you have, also please feel free to email me at any time!


John N. Thomas