The Executive Board

The Executive Board manages affairs both internally and externally for the Student Government. The Executive Board consists of the President, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Finance, and the Vice President of Internal Affairs. The Senate Chair is a fifth member to the executive board.

 
 
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Office Hours:

Thursday 2-3 p.m.

Student Body President Devin Harvin, CAS’19

My name is Devin Harvin and Boston University has become my home. I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland before coming to Boston University in 2015. I focus my education around History, Political Science and African American Studies. I hope to devote my time after graduation to developing and learning from community, on both the macro and micro level. Over my four years at BU I have interned for Mayor Marty Walsh, held upper level positions at non-profits and made smoothies after class as part of the Jamba Juice team.

I have had the pleasure of leading a program of the Howard Thurman Center, Brothers United, since my freshman year. The relationships that I have been able to establish since starting at BU have allowed me to serve as Student Body President.

Ultimately, I chose to run for Student Body President because I believe in the power of community and I had a desire to be connected to a narrative larger than my own. Student Government has the power and potential to do just that and we cannot do it without you. I hope you’ll join us.

 
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Office Hours: Wednesday, 10-11 a.m.

Executive Vice-President Hafzat Akanni, CAS’ 20

My name is Hafzat Akanni and I am a Junior majoring in International Relations and minoring in African American Studies. I hail from Lagos, Nigeria but I’ve spent most of my life living in Dublin, Ireland. However, my travels don’t just end there. My family currently resides in Providence, Rhode Island — the city where I developed my passion to combat social injustice.

In my time here at Boston University I have been heavily involved in student life. I have worked with the Student Activities Office and the African Studies Center. I have also been able to engage with extracurriculars through the International Affairs Association, the Residence Hall Council, and the Minority Connection Initiative.

I chose to run for the position of Executive Vice-President because I want to see BU grow. I believe that this current Executive Board can help motivate that growth and furthermore yield it to inspire positive transformation within the university and its students. I also believe that in order to turn our dreams into reality we need to be willing to work in tandem with one another, side by side as a community to help better the university we know and love.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you want to hear some corny Laffy Taffy jokes, talk about why Marvel is clearly better than DC, or hang out in general. I look forward to seeing you all throughout the year!

 
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Office Hours:

Wednesday 9-10 a.m.

Vice-President of Finance Hector Meneses Jr., QST ‘19

Throughout my college experience as a first generation hispanic student, I have participated in numerous organizations that focuses on the betterment of the Boston University Community. Establishing a community at West Campus RHC, creating a new organization named the Institute of Management Accountants, mentoring freshman as a Questrom Ascend Mentor, working as a resident assistant for the Tower’s business floor, and now serving as the Vice President of Finance for Boston University Student Government, I will continue to priorities cultivating the embracive BU community that I have grown to love.

As the VP of Finance, I hope to help better Student Government's monetary status by standardizing a process of how cash is allocated, by consolidating all data related to expenditures that have been made in the past 5 years, and by conducting a cost analysis on Student Government’s cost. I plan to do this all as a means to better achieve our goals at a lower overall expenditure. Using the knowledge I have gained as a finance and accounting major with a minor in mechanical engineering, and the diligent work of the Department of Finance, we will hopefully achieve our goal of making the student government purchases more transparent.

That being said, for someone who has never left this time zone, I occasionally take time off through reading, watching my favorite TV Shows (WestWorld), and running around Boston. Feel free to reach out to me if you ever see me in person or email me personally.

 
 
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Office Hours: Wednesday 11am-12 p.m.

 

Vice-President of Internal Affairs Lovie Burleson, CAS ‘19

My name is Lovie Burleson and I am from Oceanside, California. My family currently resides in Murrieta, California where my mom owns a dog grooming salon. I am majoring in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration and plan to pursue a career in Human Resources. I am also a varsity Track & Field athlete, specializing in the long jump and triple jump.

Over my years at Boston University I have worked for the Dean of Students office, won 7 Patriot League individual titles and also interned in human resources with Mass General Hospital and Amazon.com. Additionally, I have served in leadership positions with InterVarsity Multiethnic Christian Fellowship, as well as in the athletic department helping other student athletes in career planning.

I decided to run for Vice President of Internal Affairs because of my belief in servant leadership. I desired to serve the student body in this capacity to give students a voice and a seat at the table when decisions are being made that affect their BU experiences.

In my free time I enjoy long walks on the beach with my pet ostrich, Jeremy. I also enjoy trivia at Sunset Cantina on Mondays! Feel free to email me!