Office of the Chair of the Senate

The Office of the Chair of the Student Association Senate is the administrative arm of the Senate. The mission of the Office of the Chair is to provide the necessary support to the Chair of the Senate to enable him to fulfill his responsibilities to the Senate, both internally and externally. It includes the Vice Chair of the Senate and the Secretary of the Senate.

The office is also responsible for facilitating communication and cooperation between the Senators, their various constituencies, the University, and the other branches of the Student Association.

Message from the Chair

Brandon Holdridge is a senior at the University at Albany, studying political science with minors in history and economics. He has been a part of the Student Association since September 2015, when he was appointed as the Secretary of the Senate.

From there, he was elected as a Senator At-Large during his Sophomore and Junior years at Albany. He served as first the Ranking member and then Chair of the Rules and Administration Committee respectively. After being reelected as the Law and Government Senator for his Senior year, he was elected by the Senate to serve as the Chairman of the Senate. He also serves as a member of the Board of Finance and will help craft the Student Association's yearly $2.7 million budget. Over the course of the years, Brandon has worked tirelessly to reform the rules of the Senate to ensure consistency and accountability from all three branches of the government. He also is a strong supporter of the mandatory $110 Student Activity Fee which allows everyone on campus to have a greater experience during their time at Albany. Not only does he believe the sentiments and concerns of every constituent should be represented, but also every cent of their fee money be well spent on their behalf.

When not in Albany, Brandon resides in Monroe-Woodbury, New York. He spends much of his time outside the Student Association working to be the best student he can be and participating as an active member of UAlbany's chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International. He is an avid follower of politics, football, and soccer, and enjoys traveling and watching movies.

Should you wish to contact Brandon stop by the SA office in the Campus Center near the office of Student Affairs and Starbucks.

Brandon Holdridge
Chairman of the Senate