Jordan “JO” Boileau
Jordan Boileau – Jo as he is known by his friends and colleagues – is a native of Dryden, New York, having spent time living in Canada, but who ultimately calls Nashville, Tennessee home.
Jo is a graduating-senior in the College of Liberal Arts, majoring in Political Science, with a concentration in International Relations, and a minor in Environmental Politics and Policymaking. He’s most passionate about finding ways to meet the demands of today, without sacrificing the ability of future generations to do the same – with a focus on environmental justice.
Jo is involved in Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honors Society, and can also be found Boilering-Up and Gavelling-Down with the Purdue Model United Nations team. A proud member of the LGBTQA+ community, Jo is Purdue University’s first openly-gay student-body President. When he’s not studying or in meetings, he can be found spending time with friends, hanging in his hammock, sipping a cold-brew, or watching hockey.
His prerogative for Purdue Student Government is simple: every student that comes to this university deserves an environment in which they can thrive. This means access to resources, meaningful and equitable involvement in university decisions, and activism on important issues. Among the administration’s initiatives are the promotion of an environment that celebrates the university’s vibrant diversity, strides in mental-health support and services, and tangible sustainable achievements to make Purdue leaner, greener, and cleaner.
Assata Gilmore is a rising Junior with a major in Finance and minor in French here at Purdue. She is the oldest of three and originally from Chicago, Illinois.
Outside of academics, Assata is quite involved on campus, from professional development, to community outreach, university fundraising and arts and music engagement. She is a student assistant at the Parrish Library, a recent addition to the Purdue Foundation Student Board (PFSB) and a proud member of the Business Opportunity Program (BOP), class of 2017. In her free time, you will often find her playing the guitar, baking her special cream cheese cookies or reading a good book.
As Vice President, she intends to utilize all that she has learned throughout her time here at Purdue in order to continue increasing the presence of PSG on campus. She is very passionate about being an accurate voice for the students, engaging all aspects of the Purdue community, increasing access to mental health services, and advocating for sustainable practices as we take our next 150 leaps.
Colleen Quinn is a senior studying Supply Chain Information and Analytics in Krannert School of Management. This is her second year in Purdue Student Government, and she so happy to be serving as the Chief of Staff.
Aside from Purdue involvement, Colleen enjoys traveling. She often travels to visit her family in Michigan and to Phoenix, Arizona to visit her parents. Her favorite trip was driving from Phoenix to Purdue where she was able to go to the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado. However, more locally, you can often find her in one of various coffee shops around campus.
As Chief of Staff, her goals are to create a strong internal culture in order to portray a strong and helpful reputation externally. She is driven by a passion to help represent all students through creating a platform for others. Her mission, and the mission of the other leaders in PSG, is to enhance the student government relationships with organizations around campus, to expand mental health resources, to embrace more innovative sustainable practices, and to better engage the student body to create a better culture of care at Purdue.