The Student Government seeks to fairly represent the interests and concerns of each member of the student body.

Its purpose is to provide efficient and effective addressing of needs within the student body of the College, to uphold the code of conduct of the community, and to initiate positive activities and programs for the benefit of Pillar students. The Student Government, working in close cooperation with the Vice-President of Student Engagement and Director of Spiritual Development, brings the students as a community into a closer and more vital relationship with the rest of the College community. Every semester the S.G.A. plans, organizes, and implements several events and activities that cultivate fellowship, strengthen community, and boost student morale. Activities may include: retreats, sports, corporate worship, devotionals, talent shows, or workshops.

Student Government Association (S.G.A.) Advisor

Nishanth Thomas (Director of Spiritual Development) is also the Student Government Association Advisor for Pillar College, and can be contacted in regard to the S.G.A., Chapels, Student Activities (Newark Campus), Student Body Referral Resources, Spiritual Advisement, and Pastoral Counseling.


973-803-5000 ext. 1115

2018-2019 Student Government Members

Newark Campus

Somerset Campus

President: Sandra Casillas

President: Michael Overstreet

Vice President: Nallely Dickson

Vice President: Susan Thompson

Treasurer: Alexandra Resto

Interim Treasurer: John Velazquez

Secretary: Jaleesa Farrar

Secretary: Alma Deinstadt

Chapel Coordinator: Zaire Codrington

Activities Coordinator: Jeida Williams

Activities Coordinator: Nadine Heberling

Chapel Coordinator: Jessika Francisco


 SGA Representative-Janely Ciriaco


Do you have a suggestion or concern for the S.G.A.?
Let us know.  We’re here for you!



2017 Student Retreat Group