CGA president encourages involvement

David Abrams For immediate release: Aug. 17, 2011

BLOOMSBURG — David Abrams, the new Community Government Association CGA president at Bloomsburg University, hopes to raise students’ awareness of the student government organization and encourage them to become involved in improving their campus.

“We can help them solve any problem they may have — they can come to us and we’ll handle it,” he said.

As president, Abrams heads CGA executive and senate meetings, is involved in allocating funds for campus student organizations and oversees activities in Kehr Union, the University Bookstore, the Student Recreation Center, Honeysuckle Student Housing and the Program Board. CGA also works closely with Aramark regarding dining services, he said.

Abrams, a senior political science and public relations dual major from Florham Park, N.J., joined CGA during his sophomore year and was elected president this spring. In addition to his work with CGA, Abrams is an Orientation Workshop Leader (OWL) and a member of the Political Science Association, Legal Studies Association and BU Forensics Team.

His involvement in these organizations and mentorship from advisers and professors influenced the direction of his education and career path, he said. He believes his work as a liaison between students and university organizations and his CGA responsibilities have helped him mature and develop his leadership skills.

Abrams traces his interest in political science to a class during his first semester at BU. He is considering both law school and sports management after he graduates in May 2012.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.