Posted: Thursday Dec 1, 2011
December 1, 2011
Thomas F. Cocchi, a junior finance and politics major at Saint Vincent College from Pittsburgh (Mt. Lebanon), has been elected president of the Saint Vincent College Student Government Association Executive Board.
Active in the Student Government Association for five semesters, Mr. Cocchi said he pursued the presidency because he thought he could make a positive difference for students. “I have always been interested in being a leader who seeks as much input as possible before a decision is made,” he said. “Like past successful presidents who have made a difference on campus, I want the Saint Vincent SGA to continue to be on target with what students want and to communicate their opinions accurately. The Saint Vincent Student Government is well respected by the faculty and administration through frequent and productive communication on many topics.”
Mr. Cocchi has been active at Saint Vincent as a member of The Company, the college’s student-run theatre group, as a residence hall prefect in Saint Benedict Hall, secretary of the Ultimate Frisbee Club and as a member of the Dean’s List. A member of Holy Wisdom R.C. Latin Mass Community (Diocese of Pittsburgh), he is also a member of the Knights of Columbus and has been recognized with the Shining Armor Award.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Cocchi, he is a 2009 graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School.
His future plans include further study in law school or pursuing a doctorate in political science.
Photo: Mr. Thomas Cocchi