Through the SG Consulting Group, you will build real, one-on-one relationships with the nation’s most experienced and knowledgeable Student Government experts.

Our consultants are all former study body presidents and officers, and they remain passionate about Student Government even though they also now work in diverse professional careers.

89b55f7d47_ASGA Certified Speakers_Logo_SourceEach is equipped with specific knowledge and experience to analyze your organization and situation and give you individually tailored counsel, calling upon the expertise of the other members of The SG Consulting Group as needed.

Our current partners and associates include attorneys, advertising professionals, financial advisors, higher education administrators, publishers, political strategists, and association board members.

Click on each consultant’s profile to see a biography, social media links, videos, and photos.

Detailed Speaker Bios

Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.

Dr. Anthony currently serves as the Vice President of Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness at Prairie State College. He also provides leadership development and diversity consulting for institutions of higher education, corporate, and non-profit organizations. Dr. Anthony earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development from the University of Louisville, where he also worked for 10 years in various functional areas. While at the University of Louisville, he also led the state association for student affairs professionals, and has been involved nationally within the student affairs profession since then.

His extensive SGA experience as a Student Senator, Student Body Treasurer, Student Senate President/Executive Vice President, and finally Student Body President and University Trustee at North Carolina State University led him to seek a career in higher education. Dr. Anthony has taught at both two and four year schools, led hundreds of workshops to thousands of students and practitioners on a range of topics, including African American student success, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, assertive communication, team development, program management, and creating and managing change within the environment. Dr. Anthony currently lives in the south suburbs of Chicago, IL.

Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq.

Attorney Rasheed-Ali Cromwell has been involved extensively in leadership throughout his academic and professional career. Mr. Cromwell graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, and was honored with the University’s Excellence in Leadership Award for his progressive efforts and extensive work in Student Government. He had the distinct honor to serve as Student Government President and Vice-Basileus of the Mu Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Mr. Cromwell continued his leadership efforts in law school serving as Class President, Associate Editor of the Law Review, and was honored, by his peers, as Thurgood Marshall 3L Student of the Year for his scholastic and leadership contributions to the University. He later graduated, with honors, with a Juris Doctorate from Texas Southern University. After graduation, Mr. Cromwell served as a federal law clerk in U.S. Federal District Court in the Southern District of Texas (Houston Division) and worked as an associate at a prominent intellectual property law firm in Washington, D.C. He later founded The Harbor Institute, a company based out of Washington D.C that empowers minority students to excel which he currently serves as CEO.

In addition to his leadership efforts, Mr. Cromwell has also thoroughly studied National Pan-Hellenic fraternities and sororities for the past ten years. He is currently completing his book Endangered Species: The Plight of African-American Fraternities and Sororities. His extensive legal training and academic expertise about Pan-Hellenic fraternities and sororities makes him well versed in legal issues regarding hazing in Greek fraternities and sororities and one of Harbor’s most sought after speakers, consultants, and trainers. Currently, he is a graduate member of the Kappa Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in Washington, D.C.

Vicky Goodin, Ed.D.

Dr. Vicky, the Strengths Doc, is a Certified Gallup Strengths Coach and Leadership Consultant. For over 29 years, she served in various positions as a professional Student Affairs administrator and chief student affairs officer. She has experience working in all aspects of student affairs including student governments, new student orientation, student activities, leadership development and residential life. She also served as an adjunct faculty member teaching undergraduate courses in college success and women’s studies.

She received her B.S. in Psychology from Longwood University and her M.Ed. degree in Counseling and Development, Higher Education from George Mason University. She received her Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from Florida International University. Her dissertation was titled “The Experiences of Cuban American Women Attending a Hispanic Serving Institution and the Influences on Identity Development.”

Christopher C. Irving, Ed.D.

Chris is a native of Paterson, New Jersey. A former two-term SGA President at Ramapo College of New Jersey, Chris holds a BA in Political Science from Ramapo. In May of 2006, Chris received his Masters of Arts Degree in Public Policy and International Affairs from William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. Currently, Chris is a Doctoral Student and Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University and Westchester Count College.

His first involvement in Student Government came when Chris served two terms as an President in college at Ramapo College of New Jersey. As President, he realized that it was the capacity of his team that helped to make the SGA on campus such a powerful force.

Chris’ interest in team and capacity building comes from his experience in SGA and his work as a local elected official in his home town of Paterson, NJ. Currently, Chris is serving in his second term as a member of the Board of Education in his home town. These experiences has taught Chris how important it is to have a great team that values each other’s experiences.

Professionally, Chris serves as Executive Director & CEO of the Ceceilyn Miller Institute for Leadership and Diversity in America. (CMI) is one of America’s most innovative leadership and diversity training non-profit organizations. Dedicated to the cause of social justice and leadership development, CMI programs empower participants to function more effectively as people and communities.

Christopher Jachimowicz

Chris is a native of Pennsylvania, having been born and raised in Shavertown, PA. He attended Millersville University of Pennsylvania, receiving a B.S. degree in communications. In 1986, he accepted an assistantship in the student activities office at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania where he subsequently received a Master’s degree in counseling/college student personnel services.

His first involvement in Student Government came when Chris served two terms as an off-campus senator in college, which was most-surprising since someone had nominated him without his knowledge! As a graduate student, he worked closely with an incorporated Student Association who allocated funds to all student groups in addition to operating the university bookstore.

His initial interest in parliamentary procedure was borne from necessity when he was asked to present on the topic for a newly created Student Government at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA. Since that time, Chris has become even more interested in parliamentary procedure and is working toward certification through the American Institute of Parliamentarians. He has been involved in drafting bylaws, budgetary processes, and other governing documents throughout his professional career.

Professionally, Chris has served as the assistant dean of students/director of student activities at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, ss the director of student activities and the student center at Salve Regina University (Newport, RI), dean of student affairs at York Technical Institute, and now is director of student leadership at Muhlenberg College.

He has been involved in the National Association for Student Activities, as well as the Association of College Unions International. He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society and the American Institute of Parliamentarians.

Butch Oxendine

Butch was SGA vice president and editor-in-chief of the college newspaper (serving at the same time) at Lake City Community College, then served as SG press secretary and editor of The Campus Leader at the University of Florida.

Named in 1992 as one of the nation’s top 100 entrepreneurs under age 30 by the Association for Collegiate Entrepreneurs, Butch has been publishing student-oriented magazines, books, and web sites for nearly 30 years. He studied journalism at the University of Florida, but left school in 1984 to work full-time on his first magazine, Florida Leader.

He later launched four other publications, including the national magazine Student Leader. He travels frequently to speak and present leadership seminars and has written three books on student-leadership issues, including So You Want to Be President…How to Get Elected on Your Campus, Poster Secrets: How & Where to Hang Flyers on Your Campus, and Inspiration for Student Leaders.

Butch is married to Kathy, and they have a daughter, Leah, son Will, twins Adam and Andrew, and son Luke. Butch enjoys being a Trekker, loves Firefly, working outdoors, serving his God and church, wrestling with the young-‘uns, and cheering for the Florida Gators and Tampa Bay Rays.

Suzette Walden Cole, Ph.D.

Suzette’s life has been guided by her intense passion for helping others realize their potential–to know their truth. She focuses on research-based content and practical application that will actually give students what they need to be strong leaders on and off campus. She believes in the power of servant leadership and student government’s ability affect change on campus.

With more than 15 years of experience advising and supporting student governments, she focuses on being goal-oriented, navigating through the conflict and engaging partners, allies and champions to ensure all students on campus are well-served by the student government. From auditing processes to addressing where SG’s fall short as an organization, Suzette infuses passion into every area of her work. Suzette isn’t a speaker that will sugarcoat heavy issues, instead she takes a direct, truthful approach.

Suzette resides in Parker, CO with her husband and their fur-son, Spot the dog. She is a doctoral candidate in the Education Administration and Foundations at Illinois State University, studying the factors that contribute to the development of culture in student groups. Suzette holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with minors in English and Communication from Mercer University, and a Masters of Education in College Student Personnel Administration with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration from the University of South Carolina.

Prior transitioning to this new role, Suzette worked for ten years at Illinois State University in Normal, IL, as the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution. In 2013, Suzette won the Association for Student Conduct Administration’s Student Conduct Professional of the Year Award. She served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) and is an avid volunteer with the Association for Fraternity/Sorority Advisors.