Call for Nominations and the Full 2017 HESA Election Schedule

March 29, 2017
Harvard Extension Student Association (HESA)
A message to ALB degree candidates from Ian Jackson

Elections for the Harvard Extension Student Association (HESA) - representing Harvard Extension School students regardless of program and location - will take place online in April. The call for nominations for all elected positions will open this Saturday, April 1, at 9:00 am (EDT) here (the link will not work until then).

The HESA constitution, including general descriptions of each role, is available online here.

We encourage you to consider running if you are a degree candidate, or premedical student, in good academic standing. The position of President requires candidates who will be in the Greater Boston area during the academic year 2017-18, but all other positions are for distance students as well as on-campus students. The nomination period for HESA President and Vice President ends on Sunday, April 9th at 11:59 pm. The nomination period for HESA Directors will remain open until Thursday, April 20 at noon. Once candidates have been confirmed as degree candidates in good academic standing, the elections committee will be in touch to go over campaign and election details. Please do not advertise your candidacy until we have been in touch.

When submitting your nomination, you will be asked to submit a Statement of Purpose (no more than 300 words), along with a headshot (minimum 400 x 400 px) and a link to a 1-2 minute video introducing yourself, and outlining your reasons for running and what you hope to accomplish in your term on the HESA board. You should prepare these before completing the nomination form.

Student Government Elections Call for Nominations

The full schedule for the 2017 HESA Election is as follows: (all times EDT)

  • Saturday, 4/1 at 9:00 am: Call for Nominations opens
  • Monday, 4/3 - Friday, 4/7: Election Webinar series with current board members (full webinar schedule below)
  • Sunday, 4/9 at 11:59 pm:  Call for Nominations closes for President and Vice-President
  • Wednesday, 4/12 at noon: Presidential & Vice-Presidential Election opens
  • Tuesday, 4/18 at noon: Presidential & Vice-Presidential Election closes
  • Wednesday, 4/19: President & Vice-President announced
  • Thursday, 4/20 at noon:  Call for Nominations closes for Director positions; Deadline for unsuccessful Presidential & Vice-Presidential candidates to submit materials for a Director position
  • Friday, 4/21 at noon: Director Election opens
  • Sunday, 4/30 at noon: Director Election closes
  • Monday, 5/1: HESA Directors announced
  • Thursday, 6/1: New HESA administration opens its year

Roles Open for Nominations:

  • Director of Club Affairs
  • Director of Communications
  • Director of Events
  • Director of Finance
  • Director of Outreach
  • Director of Student Affairs
  • Director of Website Development
  • Treasurer

HESA Election Webinar series
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Friday, March 31st
HESA General Assembly - including questions about the role of President with current HESA President, Misan Oteri, 5:00-6:30 pm

Monday, April 3rd
Roy Chang, Director of Club Affairs - Monday, April 3rd 7:30-8:00 pm
Dexton Goh, Director of Finance - Monday, April 3rd 9:00-9:30 pm [Recording]

Tuesday, April 4th
Hibah Aijaz, Secretary - Tuesday, April 4th 6:00-6:30pm [Recording]
Anthony DeOrsey, Director of Student Outreach - Tuesday, April 4th 9:00-9:30pm

Wednesday, April 5th
Scott Perlmutter, Treasurer - Wednesday, April 5th 6:00-6:30pm [Recording]
Christopher Nagle, Director of Student Affairs- Wednesday, April 5th 7:30-8:00pm [Recording]

Thursday, April 6th
Jasmin Frankel, Vice President - Thursday, April 6th 6:00-6:30pm [Recording]
Cheniece Kelleher, Director of Communications - Thursday, April 6th 7:30-8:00pm [Recording]

Friday, April 7th
Karen Longo, Director of Events - Friday, April 7th 6:00-6:30pm [Recording]
Daniel Murray, Director of Web Development - Friday, April 7th 7:30-8:00pm

To contact the HESA Elections Committee with any questions, contact Ian Jackson in the Student Clubs & Activities Office by email: or phone: (617) 998-8514.

The full link to complete your nomination, opening April 1, is here: