Meet your SGC-MMC President

Ariel Weinstein/Staff Writer 

So far in the series of “Meet your SGA,” FIUSM has sat down and interviewed Luis Cabrera, our Student Advancement Coordinator, and Stefan Bahad, our Business Senator and Vice Chairman of the Operational Review Committee for SGA. This time, FIUSM got to sit down with Liane Sippin.

The Student Government Association at FIU serves as representational government for the student body.

Their mission is stated on their website as the following:

• Serving as an advocate for the rights and common interest of the students;

• Fostering student life, encouraging community involvement, and embracing diversity

• Enhancing and preserving academic excellence and integrity;

• Acting as a liaison between the student body, the University, and external communities.


Photo courtesy of SGA.

Liane Sippin

Communication arts


What is your role in the SGA?

I am the SGA president and I also serve as a Board of Trustee member.

What made you want to be part of the SGA?

I’ve been a part of the SGA for three years. I wanted to be able to understand the University and be able to help students and be engaged on campus. I think it’s really important to know what’s going on on campus, to know how your money is being used and to be able to form relationships and networks with other students and University administration.

What do you think you gain from working in the SGA?

I think you gain a lot from being in the SGA. You form relationships with vice presidents, advisors, people who can help you once you graduate – whether its writing a recommendation letter or becoming a mentor. I’ve found I have not just one mentor but many, for my personal life, finding a job or finding a career path. I’ve found that to be very helpful and useful.

I also think I’ve gained a lot of friends and people who I may not have been friends with if I was just going to class every day. I’ve also learned a lot about how organizations work especially as my role as SGA president.

Every day, I learn something new about paperwork, or hiring a team, working with people with different personalities.

Are you involved in anything else on campus?

Right now I’m not, but I’ve been involved with Academy of Leaders through the Center of Leadership office and I was in a sorority but right now I’m not an active member. I am in the Student Alumni Association.

What’s your favorite part of being in the SGA?

I love to talk to people and meet new people – it’s always exciting. Being in the SGA allows for that. 

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