Associate student director tapped for ORCSA

By Justin Sink

Jigna Shah, the former Student Life Coordinator at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University, has been named associate student director of student activities in the Office of the Reynolds Club and Student Activities (ORSCA).

Shah’s responsibilities will include supervising ORSCA’s activities staff and working directly with the Council on University Programming, Graduate Council, RSOs, Greek Life, and the Maroon.

Shah climbed the ranks quickly at Gallatin, where she began working with student organizations as a graduate student completing her degree. In 2001 the school created the position of Student Life Coordinator, which encompassed a wide span of responsibilities and allowed Shah to interact with students and student organizations.

Shah was responsible for the organization of such major campus-wide events as orientation, graduation, and Black History Month. Her accomplishments also include the creation of class-specific programming, support programs, and other services.

Shah oversaw significant school-wide increases in student organization participation, and spearheaded the creation of new and improved resources for student groups, an effort she plans to continue at Chicago.

“We are looking forward to a fantastic year with Jigna as a member of the ORSCA team,” said Sharlene Holley, director of ORSCA, in an e-mail announcement of Shah’s selection. “Many of you have already met Jigna and I’m sure you can attest to her genuine enthusiasm and energy.”

Students or organizations wishing to contact Shah can e-mail her at or drop by the ORSCA offices at Ida Noyes Hall.