Chief of Staff

Desann Carty, most commonly known to her peers as Dee, is a Junior at the University of New York at Albany, SUNY. She is majoring in both in Communications and Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She has received many academic achievements including the Spellmans award, Dean list and an induction into the Presidential Honors Society.  Dee is the current Chief of Staff to President Cadesca in UAlbany’s governing body- Student Association.

A native of London, England, Carty began her involvement at SUNY Albany as a Tour Guide (Fall 16) which included responsibilities of helping current,  and prospective students integrate and navigate the system at UAlbany. During her Sophomore year, she was a senator for Student Association. Carty is currently a Resident Assistant on Alumni Quad (which houses the majority of our transfer and international students) 

Within this role, she serves as the primary liaison between students and liaisons, executes large scale programs to enhance the student experience, and advocates through her position on the advisory board. Her current role as Campus Recreation Supervisor began in Spring ’17. This position has afforded her the opportunity to coordinate training sessions as well as oversee the organizing of campus club teams and facilities. Carty’s involvement on campus and her dedication to the student experience will allow her to excel in her Role as the Student Body Representative.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please reach out to Dee at or visit the SA office located in Campus Center B84
Desann Carty
Chief of Staff