Mandel Council for Student Leadership

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Our Mission

Our mission is to promote and preserve the educational, professional and social interests of the students of the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. We value leadership as an essential component of effective social work practice and strive to provide opportunities for leadership development on campus and in the community. As a representative and governing body of the students, we seek to ensure progressive relationships with the students, administration, faculty and staff of The Mandel School and Case Western Reserve University.

Student Leadership Opportunities

Starting a Student Group

Interested in starting a student group? Here's how:

  1. Identify four students who are willing to serve as the leaders of the group.
  2. Select a faculty advisor (preferably someone with expertise in or passion for the focus of the group).
  3. Meet with leaders and faculty advisor to create a constitution or bylaws for the group. This should include a purpose/mission, election process for leaders, and functions of the group. Please see Mandel Council constitution as an example. 
  4. Submit constitution to
  5. Mandel Council will then vote to determine whether a group will be activated.

Requesting Funds from Mandel Council

Is your MSASS Student Group interested in requesting funds from the Mandel Council? Requests for Fall 2019 funding may be made by August 30, 2019. Please see the following forms:

Our Team

2019 Mandel Council

Executive Director
Brittany Rabb

Director of Programming
Rhonda Jones

Director of Communications
Lindsey Gopinath

Director of Finance
Rebecca Smucker

Intensive Weekend Representative
James Ankeny

Advanced Standing Representative
OPEN - Interested? Apply to become the Advanced Standing Representative here.

Online Representative
Kassandra Phillips

International Student Representative
OPEN - Interested? Apply to become the International Student Representative here.

Graduate Student Council Representatives

Brenden Stinson

Donovan Young

Bridie McDonough

Shannon Gardener

Delaney Jones

MNO Representative
Ashley Zacharias


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Contact Us

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Mandel Council Constitution