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Newman Council Executive Board

The Newman Council Executive Board is comprised of members of the Lehigh University Catholic Community who have made a commitment to further the presence of the Catholic Church on campus. The purpose of the Newman Council Executive Board is to advise the Catholic Chaplain on the areas regarding Catholic life on campus, especially in planning and implementing Catholic religious, social, and intellectual functions. The NC Executive Board is also the steering committee for the Newman Center, which provides activities, support and fellowship for Catholic student-members.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

In order to run for the Newman Council Executive Board, you must be an undergraduate, graduate student, or faculty member of Lehigh University who is a practicing Catholic.

OFFICERS (2019-20)

President:  Kelby Anderson—kaa322@lehigh.edu

Vice President:  Colin Grace—ctg220@lehigh.edu

Secretary:  Brianna Maslonka—bem222@lehigh.edu

Head of Advertising/Outreach:  Dominique Voitek—dmv220@lehigh.edu

Head of Programs and Events:  Quinton Ritchie—qsr222@lehigh.edu

Head of Prayer/Spirituality:  Tyler Longo—tzl220@lehigh.edu

Athletics Chair:  Giavanna Tabbachino—gct221@lehigh.edu, Mary Casey—mcc220@lehigh.edu

Fellowship Chair:  Sarah Valenti—sev222@lehigh.edu, Ali Toth—ajt320@lehigh.edu

Grad Student Chair:  Peter Conley—pac718@lehigh.edu

Gryphons Chair:  Quinton Ritchie—qsr222@lehigh.edu, John Cascio—jjc422@lehigh.edu

Greek Life Chair:  Sam Striz—sjs222@lehigh.edu, Alex Arp—ana418@lehigh.edu, Brianna Cimaglia—bcc221@lehigh.edu

Goodwill Ambassador:  Sasha Ircha—sji221@lehigh.edu

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Persons interested in serving under a person listed above are ALWAYS

Cordially invited to join us. New faces are always welcome as well as ideas.

Come join us!

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Coordinator, Catholic Campus Ministry: Ronald J. Koach, Jr. (rjk5@lehigh.edu)
Email: innew@lehigh.edu
Facebook: "Lehigh University Catholic Campus Ministry"

Telephone: 610-758-4148
Fax: 610-758-6392

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Lehigh University Newman Council Position Descriptions (2019-20)

President: The President acts as the official liaison and spokesperson for the Newman Council. Duties include: running biweekly Newman Council meetings, meet with the Catholic Campus Coordinator (Ron Koach) before each meeting to create agenda, oversee all Newman Council activities, and delegate tasks. The president also must attend the meetings of the Parish Pastoral Council of Holy Ghost Church and is the liaison between the Newman Center and the parish.

Vice President: The Vice President will assist with Presidential duties including the planning of events and will take the place of the president when they are unable to be there.

Secretary: The Secretary will take attendance at Newman Council meetings and functions, and keep a record for each semester. The secretary will also take meeting minutes (including a task list) and share them through Google Drive in a timely fashion to all officers and those in attendance. Before each Newman Council meeting, the secretary will print out hard copies of the previous meeting minutes in the office of the Catholic Campus Coordinator (Ron Koach) for all attending the meeting.

Head of Advertising/Outreach: The Head of Advertising/Outreach will promote Newman Council activities and upcoming events via social media and flyers, work with other student organizations on collaborative events, and take photos at ALL Newman Center sponsored events. The head of advertising/outreach will also assist the Catholic Campus Coordinator (Ron Koach) in updating the website.

Head of Programs & Events: The Head of Programs & Events will assist the Catholic Campus Coordinator (Ron Koach) in organizing outings, pilgrimages, and retreats. They will also delegate leadership for the various Newman Council activities.

Head of Prayer/Spirituality: The Head of Prayer/Spirituality will help in the recruiting of lectors, servers, ushers, singers, and musicians in cooperation with the Catholic Campus Coordinator (Ron Koach). They will also create opportunities for prayer and spiritual growth by working with the head of programs and events to coordinate religious retreats for all Newman Council members by suggesting guest speakers and religious activities to enhance Catholic student life.

Athletics Chair: The Athletics Chair is the official liaison between the Newman Center and athletics. They inform the Newman Council of the activities of the athletics and coordinates any cooperative efforts between them. The Athletic Chair must be in the Lehigh athletics program.

Fellowship Chair: The Fellowship Chair will create opportunities for fellowship and community building among Catholics on campus with the head of programs and events.

Graduate Student Chair: The Graduate Student Chair is the official liaison between the Newman Center and graduate students. The Graduate Student Chair must be a graduate student.

Gryphons Chair: The Gryphons Chair is the official liaison between the Newman Center and the Residence Life Office. They inform the Newman Council of the activities of Residence Life and coordinates any cooperative efforts between them. The Gryphons Chair must be a current Gryphon.

Greek Life Chair: The Greek Life Chair is the official liaison between the Newman Center and the Greek Life organizations on campus. They inform the Newman Council of the activities of Greek Life and coordinate any cooperative efforts between them. The Greek Life Chair must be a current member of a Fraternity and/or Sorority.

Members at Large: Members at Large are students that are willing to help, but do not wish to be appointed an official position.