Student Senate

Student government at JCC

If you’re interested in initiating change and representing students on campus, join Student Senate at Jamestown Community College.

Student Senate is the officially recognized student governing body of Jamestown Community College. Student Senate represents the student body and the community, and has a direct voice in all student affairs and many college activities.

Student Senate operates on budgets allocated by the Faculty Student Association. Senate charters clubs and organizations and allocates funds. Senate also serves as an advisory board to the president of JCC, bringing attention to student concerns and making recommendations so that we continue to meet our commitment to students.

Senate meetings are held on Fridays, noon - 2 p.m. in COCE 55.

Student leaders

Jamestown Campus and North County Center
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Heath Reed, student trustee

Hometown: Sherman, NY
Major: Business Administration

At JCC, I like the small classes and personal relationships you can have with professors. I love how personable everyone is! I'm excited about completing my second year of college and getting one step closer to my dream job. I am very thankful for all the people that I have met, and friendships I will keep for life.

I decided to run for Student Senate because I would like to be more involved with JCC. I would like to make everyone's experience at JCC the best it can possibly be! My advice for students is that hard work pays off! Respect all!

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Andrew Hutchison, sophomore representative

Hometown: Little Valley, NY
Major: Business Administration

I like the connectivity of JCC. I'm involved in BSU and Student Senate, and I'm the FSA executive board vice chairman and finance committee member. I'm looking forward to getting to know new people and taking new classes.

I decided to run for Student Senate so I could change something. My advice for students is don't quit!

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Dan Mattock, sophomore representative

Hometown: Perth, Western Australia
Major: Business Administration

What I like most about JCC is the sense of community on campus. There are so many people with so many backgrounds and experiences but we all come together to form one community. I did not have the opportunity to experience such a college community back in Australia, so I appreciate it very much. I am involved with the Honors program, men's soccer team, and PTK Honor Society. I'm also a representative on the FSA executive board, tutor in the learning center, and student ambassador. I'm excited for the warmer weather, new classes, and the chance to change things for the better.

I decided to run for Student Senate because I was a freshman rep in the 2018-19 year and wanted to return as a sophomore to make more of an impact. I served as the treasurer during my term, so I have previous experience holding an executive board position. My advice for students is that one of the most important skills in college is time management - learn that before anything else.

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Ines Missaoui, sophomore representative

Hometown: Monastir, Tunisia
Major: Computer Science

I like that JCC is getting more diverse, and you will meet students from different parts of the world. Everyone at JCC will make you feel like you are in a family and always welcomed, and you can find help when needed. I am a student ambassador, president of Event Club, member of campus activities board, member of the Faculty Student Association, and member of the Student Affairs Committee. I'm excited to welcome new students and show them all the opportunities that they can take. It is so exciting for the new international students coming to JCC, and I am so happy to be part of their experiences and mentor them.

I decided to run for Student Senate to serve other students and help make their experience at JCC better. Student Senate gives the chance to the senators to make a change, and one of my goals is to improve and change what's needed. Student Senate also offers an opportunity to network and build relationships, which I am looking forward to. My advice for students is that life is about creating yourself and taking advantage of all the opportunities around you. Never think you are not good enough, always try.

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Candice Mozes, sophomore representative

Hometown: Cattaraugus, NY
Major: Social Sciences (Liberal Arts and Sciences)

I like the friendly environment at JCC, where you get to meet so many new people. I am a student worker in the Admissions office, student ambassador, and resident assistant. I am excited to meet incoming JCC students!

I decided to run for Student Senate because I really enjoy getting involved in all of the events on campus. I also feel strongly in advocating for the JCC students. My advice for students is don't be afraid to try something new. College is what you make of it so join a club, meet new people, and get involved!

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Lenny Stingel, sophomore representative

Hometown: Jamestown, NY
Major: Engineering Science

What I like most about JCC is being in an environment that fosters both growth of friendship and knowledge. I am the president of TEN (engineering club) and the public relations representative for PTK Honor Society. I am excited for the challenges that will be presented to myself and the events that are held at JCC.

I decided to run for Student Senate to provide positive change within JCC and rectify problems that the student body might face. One piece of advice I have for students is to embrace the challenges and look at them as a chance to grow. Success is contagious and it only increases with the more challenges you present yourself with.

Get involved

Be a senator

The Student Senate is elected through general student elections following petition on the Jamestown Campus, and by petition on the Cattaraugus Campus. Student Senate meets regularly throughout the entire school year.

Campus Contact
Jamestown Campus and North County Center Kayla Crosby
Cattaraugus County Campus Lisa Yohon


Be a student trustee

The student trustee is one of 15 voting members on the Jamestown Community College Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is charged with upholding the mission of the college. The student trustee's primary responsibility is to act in the interest of the college by being especially mindful of student interests and to share those interests with the board.

The student trustee is expected to attend monthly Board of Trustees meetings, may be appointed to sub-committees formed by the board, and regularly gives a brief oral report to the board on issues related to Student Senate, student life, and campus events. Additionally, the student trustee is a non-voting member of the Student Senate and is expected to attend weekly Student Senate meetings during activity hour on Fridays.

Elections and eligibility

The student trustee is elected each spring during a general election held at all sites, and full-time students shall be allowed to serve a maximum of two academic years. Students eligible to run for student trustee must:

  • be a full-time student at Jamestown Community College,
  • be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 as of the most recent semester, and
  • have completed 24 credit hours (sophomore status) at time of induction (June).
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Contact Student Senate

Jamestown Campus
(Hamilton Collegiate Center)

Cattaraugus County Campus
(College Center)