Ashley Carrington, daughter of Marie and Sean Carrington of Stony Point, N.Y., has been elected Student Government President at Rochester Institute of Technology. Carrington is a 2011 graduate of North Rockland High School.
Carrington, a fourth-year dual major in finance and management information systems, will lead the university student body for the 2014-2015 school year. She will help represent almost 18,000 students, including more than 1,200 deaf and hard-of-hearing students at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, on the RIT campus.
RIT’s Student Government seeks to represent student interests, with the end goal of expanding opportunities and improving the RIT experience. The elected student body provides services to the more than 300 active clubs, major student organizations and Greek organizations on campus. In addition to governance, RIT Student Government hosts a variety of events throughout the year to initiate student engagement.
“One of our goals for the year is to implement a petition website for students to post problems, concerns or questions they may have,” said Carrington. “This will allow for students to hear directly from administration, creating a better line of communication.”
On campus, she is one of the founding fathers of RIT’s Delta Sigma Pi-Epsilon Lambda Chapter, a professional co-ed business fraternity that was resurrected and reactivated after nearly 60 years of extinction. She has also worked as Director of Finance for RIT’s Student Government, among other positions.
This summer she is working in New York City as a Global Wealth Management Technology Intern within the Asset Management Line of Business at JPMorgan Chase. She is also learning sign language to continue staying engaged in the RIT/NTID community.
“The NTID community really helps define RIT’s culture,” said Carrington. “I’m inspired to learn sign language because I believe that in order to properly lead you have to be able to communicate with those who you are leading.”
RIT enrolls 18,000 full- and part-time students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.