Student Senate Executive Board

The Student Senate Executive Board comprises the following elected positions:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • BOR Student Advisory Council Representative
  • BOR Student Advisory Council Alternate
  • SGA Elected Representatives

A minimum GPA of 2.5, at least three credits earned at Manchester Community College, current and sustained enrollment in at least 12 credit hours at MCC and payment of the Student Activity Fee for each semester is all that’s needed to become an Executive Officer. The office of the Student Government Association (SGA) is located in the Lowe Student Service Center, room L145c. Elections for the SGA Executive Board are held every April. Stipends are available for all positions.



President: Brian Nwafor
Brian Nwafor is currently the President of the Student Government Association here at MCC. He was born in Manchester, CT but raised all his life in East Hartford, CT. He is of Nigerian descent and is quite proud of his heritage. He graduated from East Hartford High School in June of 2012. As a student at East Hartford High, he was an avid participant on the Student Council, helped coordinate many activities for the high school, and participated in many sports. He was a member of the Volleyball, Badminton, Indoor Track, and Swimming/Diving teams. He was also a member of EHHS’s “The Nest;” the student section of the Boys Varsity Basketball team where you would see him perform some interesting dances to say the least! Coming from East Hartford, Brian has learned the importance of diversity and the growing role it plays in our globalized society.

In the summer of 2012, Brian enrolled at Manchester Community College. He was a frequent participant in student government. He attended SGA meetings and helped serve the SGA in any way that he could. During the fall 2012 semester, Brian was the Secretary of the Manchester Political Union and a member of the Cultural Programs Committee. In November of 2012, he was selected to represent MCC to the National Center for Student Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida where he learned how to be a better leader and bring back some suggestions of promoting events on campus. For Brian, it is a tremendous honor to serve the students of MCC as the President and he looks forward to meeting the needs and concerns of our college. Please don’t hesitate to ask him questions or express to him what you think needs to be addressed or changed to the SGA!

Vice President: Keith Durao

Keith Durao graduated from Ellington High School in 2008. After graduating, Keith served in the United State Marine Corps from 2008 to 2012 as a Combat Cameraman where he was given the opportunity to live in four different states and travel to seven different countries.  After being honorably discharged, Keith enrolled at Manchester Community College in the fall of 2012 as a Paralegal major. Since starting school, Keith has served as both the Vice President and President of the VETS Club, while also being active in the Manchester Political Union, and Paralegal Association.

Treasurer: Gordon Plouffe
Gordon Plouffe is a long time resident of Manchester and a 1980 graduate of Manchester High School.  After a thirty plus year career in the hospitality industry he enrolled in Manchester Community College for a degree in the Administrative Assistant program with the medical specialty. Gordon has been active in the Administrative Professionals Club and Bible Club as well as a student senator.  After the spring 2012 semester he was appointed treasurer of the Student Government Association.  Gordon is looking forward to working on several committees and helping to foster the relationship between MCC and the community of Manchester that he so dearly loves. 

Secretary: Aasya Kolia

BOR Student Advisory Council Representative: Josh Quintana

Joshua Quintana graduated from East Hartford High School in June of 2007. He came to MCC and is active both on campus in the Manchester Political Union (MPU) and the Arts Club while being active in the East Hartford and Manchester community. Josh is a member of the East Hartford Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) that assists during emergencies of any kind by setting up Emergency Shelters and acts as logistical support to Hartford County Fire Departments during fires and other state emergency alerts.

BOR Student Advisory Council Alternate: Brian McPherson


SGA Elected Representatives:

Brittanymarie Barber
Yanira Hernandez
Mike LaPorte
Chris Savona

Last Update: March 24 2014
For additional information, contact: T.J. Barber