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Loyola University Chicago

Unified Student Government Association

Vice President

Thomas Serena

Thomas Serena (Vice President) is a senior at Loyola University Chicago, majoring in psychology of natural sciences, with the intent to enter into medical school.  Some of his goals as VP are to build community at Loyola and allow the voice of student organizations to be heard.  He worked his way up through USGA first as a senator in his freshman year, Chair of the Safety and Wellness Committee his sophomore year, Chief of Student Organizations his junior year, and now as Vice President.  Throughout his student career at Loyola, he has been involved in various clubs and organizations such as Phi Beta Kappa, Order of Omega, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, American Medical Student Association, the Wellness Quality Board, Campus Coalition for Alcohol Initiatives, Loyola Budget and Finance University Policy Committee, and even worked at the Loyola Wellness Center for some time.  However, his favorite extracurricular activity is volunteering in the Pediatric Oncology ward of Anne and Robert H. Lurie's Children's Memorial Hospital.  After Loyola, Thomas dreams to enter medical school with the hope of becoming a pediatric oncologist.  His dedication to academics, extracurricular activities, and volunteer work clearly illustrate is passion for both Loyola and the greater community.


The Vice President acts as the primary representative between University Senate and the USGA. He/She makes monthly reports to the Senate on the activity of the University Senate and Board of Trustees. In the event that the Presidency is vacant, the Vice President will fill the seat. He/She may also serve as Acting President at the written request of the President.

The main role of the Vice President is to make sure external appointees (Board of Trustees Reps., University Senate Reps., etc.) keep the students up to date on their decisions. He/She also ensures that the student voice remains part of the discussion. 


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