Upon admission as an undergraduate in philosophy and business administration, Jack proactively sought to join the University's Student Government Association to continue his positive leadership experiences at his community college. Jack was quickly elected as a Senator, and lead the Clubs and Organizations Regulations Committee while serving as SGA's representative on the University Advisory Council.
Des Plaines, IL
Jack made quite the name for himself as a student leader and advocate on campus. Jack was elected as the student trustee, the Student Government Association representative on the college's board of trustees serving a one-year term. Not only did this involve heavy on-campus involvement, including the 8 SGA and college-wide committees he served on, it also meant advocating on behalf of the students he served in state and federal governments. From road trips around the state of Illinois to various meetings ad advocacy events, a conference in New York City for community college trustees nationally, and lobbying for federal action with state representatives and senators in Washington D.C. His career as a student trustee ended with being selected by the Illinois Community College Trustees Association as the 2019 recipient of the Gigi Campbell Student Trustee Excellence Award.
In addition to his student trustee role, Jack restarted the OCCurrence, Oakton's student-run publication, as its Editor-in-Chief after a year-long hiatus for the organization. The new and innovative organization won an award for its digital media platform with 3 of its writers also earning awards for their work.
In addition to his other student leadership roles at Oakton Community College, Jack served as the Co-Director of Honors In Action Project for their chapter, Alpha Iota Phi, of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Their chapter promoted the academic pillars of the organization on campus, fundraised in their community, volunteered at local organizations, and traveled to Orlando, FL for PTK's international conference. At the conference, the chapter was ranked in the top 100 chapters internationally and won an award for their college project. Jack is proud to be a forever alumnus of PTK and continues to be an advocate for the academic and leadership organization.