Abrams heads Community Government Association
BU’s new Community Government Association (CGA) president, David Abrams, hopes to raise students’ awareness of the association and encourage them to become involved in improving their campus.
“We can help them solve any problem they may have—they can come to us and we’ll handle it,” he says.
As president, Abrams heads CGA executive and senate meetings, is involved in allocating funds for campus student organizations and oversees activities in Kehr Union, the University Bookstore, the Student Recreation Center, Honeysuckle Student Housing and the Program Board. CGA also works closely with Aramark regarding dining services, he says.
Abrams, a senior political science and public relations dual major from Florham Park, N.J., joined CGA during his sophomore year and was elected president this spring. He also is an Orientation Workshop Leader (OWL) and a member of the Political Science Association, Legal Studies Association and BU Forensics Team.
His involvement in these organizations and mentorship from advisers and professors influenced the direction of his education and career path, he says. He believes his work as a liaison between students and university organizations and his CGA responsibilities have helped him mature and develop his leadership skills.
Abrams traces his interest in political science to a class during his first semester at BU. He is considering both law school and sports management after he graduates in May 2012.
— Jenn D’Amico ’12