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Meet the Executive Board


Matt Blezow '18, President  

Matt Blezow is a Sophomore Television-Radio Major from Wyckoff, New Jersey. He is a Resident Assistant in Holmes Hall and is the Vice President of RHA. He is also involved on campus as a DJ on WICB, likes to work on ICTV shows, and enjoys editing music in ProTools. As the Vice President, Matt is responsible for working with the rest of the e-board to set the meeting agenda, and serves as the Parliamentarian during meetings.

Kaylynn Powell '18, Vice President

Kaylynn Marie Powell is from from Saratoga Springs, NY. She is a sophomore Spanish and Italian double major with educational studies minor. She is also the RA in Hood Hall on the third floor odd side. Going to the gorges is one of her favorite Ithaca pastimes, and she loves animals (specifically raccoons and giraffes)! 

Jenna Mortenson '19, Secretary

Jenna Mortenson is a freshman journalism major at Ithaca College, hailing from the spectacular town of Harveys Lake in northeastern Pennsylvania.  She is enthusiastic about writing, theatre, music, cats, and food.  As secretary, Jenna takes the minutes at weekly RHA meetings, and is also in charge of the Campus Change Committee, which helps to lead initiatives for positive change on campus.  Please feel free to contact her at jmortenson@ithaca.edu for a copy of the minutes from the weekly RHA meetings or to chat about potential sustainability initiatives!

Taulant Gashi '17, Treasurer

Taulant Gashi is a junior Business Administration major with a concentration in Finance and Management. He is originally from Kosovo, a country located in Southeastern Europe. This year H will be the treasurer of the Residence Hall Association (RHA). His hobbies include soccer, reading books, hiking and swimming. Please stop by Student Activities Center during his office hours to chat about anything you are interested in. 

Sam Adams '19, Director of Events

Sam is a freshman History major from Buffalo, New York. In addition to being the Director of Events for RHA, Sam is also the Community Council president for HHH (Hood Hall, Holmes Hall, and Hilliard Hall). As a huge fan of the outdoors, Sam enjoys canoe tripping, hiking, and watching the Bills not make the playoffs... again.

Menalie Hyde '18, Director of Advertising and Public Relations

Menalie Hyde is the Director of Advertising and Public Relations. She is a Communication Management and Design major with minors in Web Programming and Spanish. She hopes to apply what she learns in her major to her position in RHA. In her spare time, Menalie likes to run or play the ukulele. Her spirit animal is the Elephant Seal and she is looking forward to this semester of RHA!

Leticia Lynch '19, National Communications Coordinator

Leticia is a first-year student studying Applied Psychology at Ithaca College. She is Building Governor of Clarke Hall and the National Communications Coordinator (NCC) for RHA. She enjoys reading, knitting, and volunteering.