Carley Rotenberg, 20, a junior political science major was approved by Student Senate to succeed Jason Rubinstein
as Student Body Vice President. Rotenberg applied for campus structure chair and was chosen May 1. A month later she was appointed as vice president.
On June 1, Student Body President Jon Dean announced to the undergraduate student body via email that Rubinstein had resigned his position as Student Body Vice President for personal reasons and that Rotenberg would be taking over the position.
“This summer I have had a lot of opportunities to get acquainted with senate, meet and work with faculty all over campus and create a list of initiatives with [Dean] that we would love to see happen,” Rotenberg said.
According to Rotenberg, Student Senate collaborated with administration in order to get a lot of events on campus for the academic year.
Currently, Rotenberg is working along with Dean on establishing a new legal service model for which they hope to receive a lot of student feedback on. Student ideas and feedback are important parts of the school year for Rotenberg as vice president. A student survey was sent out to undergraduates recently to get a better idea of student wants, along with any issues they are facing.
Besides Student Senate, Rotenberg is a member of the UNH Mock Trial team, the Pre-Law Society and a Pre-Orientation Adventure for Wildcats (PAWs) leader. She is also in Army ROTCand in the New Hampshire Army National Guard. Rotenberg hopes to attend law school after graduation.
Rotenberg’s leadership skills began to develop in high school when she was Class Secretary freshmen year and later Class President for the remaining three years of high school. She is also a recipient of the UNH ROTC Kelliher Scholarship. Rotenberg has set goals for both herself and the entire student body. “This year I hope to really work on my leadership skills and develop great connections at UNH, while keeping up my grades as well,” Rotenberg said. As for the student body, she said she would like to focus more on “the small achievable things.”
“Jon and I also hope to be involved and communicate with organizations all over campus. I am very excited to be in this position and can’t wait to see how great of a year it will be,” Rotenberg said.