Student Government Association (SGA)

Student Government Association (SGA) is your representative body to address issues and concerns. SGA promotes student advocacy, budget recommendation, student events, support of student groups, and community service.

President’s Welcome

Angela Clarke, SGA President

Welcome to the home of the Student Government Association at Central Piedmont.

My name is Angela Clarke, and I’m honored to say that I will be president of the Student Government Association for the 23-24 academic year! Here is a little bit about me: I was born and raised here in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am a senior middle college student at Cato Campus, and I am working towards my Associate of Arts degree with a minor in business administration. After graduating in the spring of 2024, I will transfer to an in-state four-year university with the intent to major in business, finance, or international affairs.

During the previous academic year, I served as a senator for Cato Campus, providing me with the experience and opportunities I needed to develop as a student leader. As president, I will dedicate myself to leading the Student Government Association with transparency and open-mindedness and ensuring the representation of all Central Piedmont students and student groups. To this end, I will proudly embody the core values of Central Piedmont and, hopefully, leave a lasting impact on the Student Government Association.

I appreciate your interest in the Student Government Association at Central Piedmont,

Angela Clarke
Pronouns: she/her or he/him

Executive Committee Member Descriptions

The SGA Executive Committee members are elected by the student body and include the SGA president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and public information officer. The Executive Committee represents the needs and interests of all Central Piedmont students. These officers are elected each year in April and serve a full-year term.

  • President: Angela Clarke

    • serves as chief executive officer of the SGA
    • coordinates and oversees committees
    • presides over SGA meetings
    • serves as an ex-officio member of the Central Piedmont Board of Trustees


  • Vice President: Emmanuel Peoples

    • assumes the duties of the president if they are unable to fulfill their duties
    • assumes the duties delegated to them by the SGA president and SGA advisor
    • manages the application, recruitment, and training of other SGA members
    • monitors committees
  • Secretary: Vacant

    • creates and maintains permanent records and reports for the SGA
    • maintains the record of attendance for all SGA meetings
    • prepares and distributes a copy of meeting minutes to all SGA members and advisors
  • Treasurer: Arsenii Ponochovny

    • works with Student Life staff to make purchases as needed by the SGA
    • works and communicates with clubs/student organizations requesting student fee funds
    • keeps and updates SGA financial records
    • provides SGA financial reports as necessary
  • Public Information Officer: Hoyaris Ovalle

    • prepares and releases clear and concise publicity to the clubs, student organizations, and the college community as directed by the SGA members and advisors
    • advertises SGA events and initiatives across the college
    • presents a unifying message to students that reflects the one college model
    • maintains SGA related documents, social media, and websites

Student Engagement

Student Organizations

SGA is the primary source of support for all student organizations. As such, all student organization requests for official recognition and fund requests must go through SGA. The latter can be initiated by completing SGA’s Funds Request Form.

Student Representation

SGA is hear to represent your wants, needs and concerns as a Central Piedmont student. We encourage you to partner with us to bring resolution to outstanding issues and make as many people as possible feel heard and seen. If this piques your interest, visit our SGA Representation page to learn how you can get involved. 

Contact and Location

Central Campus, Parr Building, Room 1090

General questions or concerns:
Use the SGA Contact Form

SGA at each campus
Contact the Student Life coordinator at your campus


Student Government Association Meetings

SGA holds bi-weekly General Assembly meetings. These meetings are open to all students and students are encouraged to participate.

Attend an SGA meeting