In his first meeting with representatives of the Student Government Association (SGA) on September 4, Queens President Daniel Lugo discussed support for undocumented students, the development of campus community, and strengthening the university’s national reputation.
Lugo, a first-generation university student with professional experience as an attorney, said the university would continue to provide support for undocumented or DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students.
“I will never lose hope that we have a democracy that addresses that issue,” Lugo said. “I was involved in many White House initiatives. I believe that our mission in national institutions is to educate the talent in our community. I am excited to learn more about the experience for our students.”
Conversation with Lugo was the main topic of the SGA’s second meeting of the semester, at which 13 SGA representatives participated.
Lugo also summarized his approach to leadership. “There are lots of different leaderships,” Lugo said. “When they [leaders] are doing a good job, they are empowering others. Great leaders have the ability to be agile.”
In response to a question from SGA executive vice president Keaton Hill, Lugo said he would be willing to raise awareness for SGA, and looks forward to working with student leadership. “We have to get the new administration, faculty, and students rolling in the same direction.”