Executive Branch

The Executive Branch is composed of four e-board members consisting of the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary, all of which serve as the four trustees of the corporation. The Executive Branch also includes the President’s Cabinet, Student Life At Montclair (S.L.A.M.) Programming Board, Players Programming Board, the Yearbook Team and the SGA Publicity Team. The Executive Board enforces the statutes while representing the student population to the administration. Any questions, comments, or concerns can be brought to the attention of the Executive Board. The Executive Board offices are available in the Student Center Annex, Room 103.

Richard J. Steiner-Otoo


Richard Steiner-Otoo is a senior at Montclair State University, majoring in Geography Urban and Environmental Studies, with a minor in Political Science. Richard is a former White House Intern for the Executive Office of the President with a focus in public engagement. During his time at MSU Richard has also been involved in different organizations and departments on campus holding positions such as the 2022-2023 Student Government Association President, Treasurer & Recruitment chair of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, Vice President of the honors program advisory board, greek unity task force member, LSAMP program researcher and a member of the Order of Omega honors society. He also carried jobs in the Center for Student Involvement as an office and event manager and Undergraduate Admissions as an admissions ambassador. He has also taken part in different research projects including, researching the mobilization of trace elements in the Central Valley of California, micro plastic content in local New Jersey streams, and sea floor mapping off the coast of Hawaii. Richard has also received various awards including the Montclair Dean of Students Award, the 2022 Montclair Outstanding Student employee Award, and Greek Life Campus and Community Award. After being a part of the SGA first as a legislator then Attorney General and now as a two term president he has devoted this year to enhancing student life by better supporting registered student organizations, increasing programming on campus. Richard is very excited to be starting his second term as the SGA president following last year’s election, and looks forward to the positive change that he aims to make on campus to better student life.

Mikayla Houston
Vice President


Mikayla Houston is a Junior at Montclair State University. Mikayla is a psychology major with a social work and criminal justice minor, looking to work in a juvenile detention center when she graduates. She plans to be an advocate for the children in the juvenile detention center and also guide these children to the right path of life. Mikayla is heavily involved on campus and holds many other positions besides being the Executive Vice President. Before becoming the SGA Executive Vice President, Mikayla was the founder and President of the SoundCheck club on campus, and then became President Pro Tempore for the Student Government Association. Aside from the Student Government, Mikayla is an admissions ambassador for Undergraduate Admissions, an event assistant for CSI, an official and scorekeeper for intramural sports at the Student Recreation Center, and much more! Mikayla’s goal as Executive Vice President is to be available to the students at all times. Whether students need help starting an organization, want to voice various concerns, or just want to talk to someone about anything, Mikayla wants to always be available to other students. Mikayla’s main focus is to make the SGA a safe space for all Montclair State University students that provides all kinds of resources. Along with representing the student body, and being the student’s connection to those above us to make sure that positive changes are continuing to happen within the Montclair State University campus.

Brandon G. Taylor-Roach
Executive Treasurer


Brandon is a senior at Montclair State University majoring in Political Science and minoring in Pre Law studies. His involvement in SGA first started when he became the Education Chair of the Montclair State Collegiate Chapter of NAACP. Brandon later on reregistered and revamped the Caribbean Student Organization after the organization had a 3 year hiatus on university grounds. On campus he is also a proud member of the Educational Opportunity Fund here at Montclair State University. His goals for this year is to help financial processes be more unchallenging to access and complete. Specifically his plan is to migrate financial documents completely online. For both the organizations’ and the Executive Branch’s benefit, he wishes to develop efficient financial resources. Brandon wants to use his background in student involvement to bring fresh perspectives to the position and ensure that all students on our campus are heard and represented.

Krisha Rana
Executive Secretary


Krisha is a junior and presidential scholar at Montclair State University, studying Exercise Science with a concentration in pre-clinical professions. She is from Woodland Park NJ, and strives to take on leadership opportunities to help others excel and succeed. She joined SGA her sophomore year being a part of the programming board SLAM, as an on-campus events coordinator. As well as having a new role in SGA, Krisha is on the officer board for her sorority, Sigma Sigma Sigma, a Building Manager at the Student Recreation Center, and was a mentor her freshman year. She is passionate for the roles she holds on campus, and encourages others to take on leadership opportunities. As she takes on the role of the Executive Secretary, she is endeavoring to boost the social network for the SGA to engage as many students as possible. Krisha is beyond excited to be a voice for the students and wants to help all students make the best of memories throughout their college experience!

Anna Brodhead
Attorney General

Sophia Parra
Chief of Staff