Every residence hall elects four officials to represent their interests and lead programming efforts:
2017-18 Elected Officials
President: Jarek Jankowski
Jarek Jankowski is a junior, double-majoring in Philosophy and the Program of Liberal Studies, with a Theology minor. Originally from Silicon Valley (proudly a non-LA-area Californian), he is happy to call Carroll his home at Notre Dame. He is a total nerd, and often can be found in the study room writing a paper, on the first floor debating a philosophical, theological or political problem, or tickling the ivories in the Chapel. He sings in and directs the Carroll Mass Band, having formerly served as Liturgical Commissioner. On campus, he has done research for Arts & Letters faculty, and is a proud Campus Tour Guide. If you have any questions for him about anything (he really does mean anything) drop by 118, where he lives with the dynamic (in every sense of the word) duo, Andrew Rebholz and Logan Wishart. He is very much looking forward to meeting all the incoming Vermin!
Vice President: Justin Buettner
Justin Buettner is a redshirt sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. Hailing from the uncharted lands of Southern (not-Chicago) Illinois, he now calls 211 Carroll Hall his home. He lives with Chris Mulholland and Matt Valenti, both of whom can be found on the field during every football game. He spends a majority of his time pretending to do work in various places around Carroll, most commonly his room. Justin is a member of the Robotic Football Team, and can be counted on to play almost every single interhall sport. Despite his menacing appearance, Justin is a very approachable guy, and is always happy to talk.
Senator: Matthew Gartenhaus
Hailing from Carmel, Indiana, the roundabout capital of the world, Matthew is a junior majoring in Biochemistry and Applied Math. Matthew spends his time living and breathing Indianapolis Colts’ football, pulling-off legendary sleep schedules (bed at 6:30 am-rise at 8:30 am), following politics, and balling out at the cage. Matthew also enjoys watching Designated Survivor with @AndrewSchmitz and “Yeah, Boi” competitions with Andrew Rebholz and Matt Flanagan. He looks forward to being Carroll’s Senator this year. If you have any suggestions or any other concerns about campus issues, feel free to stop by Room 410.
Student Union Board (SUB) Representative:
Alex Bender, better known as simply Bender, is a rising junior majoring in Political Science and Economics. Hailing from Buffalo, New York, Alex is excited to get to work as Carroll’s SUB Commissioner, hoping to prove that he can do better than last year’s representative and his good friend, Augie Collins. Alex’s passions include all things Buffalo, especially the city’s beloved sports teams (and yes, he is a member of Bills Mafia). He can be found most evenings in the printer room of Carroll Hall, procrastinating his workload in favor of Netflix shows or YouTube videos, or perhaps sulking over yet another disappointing Bills season. Alex additionally writes for The Observer in the sports section, this past year having covered men’s ice hockey and baseball. If this bio has you intrigued, feel free to get to know the man a little better by swinging by room 204 where Alex lives with Matt Babuskow, Adam Weichman, and CJ Grunhard.
In Carroll Hall, the hall president and vice president appoint a number of commissioners to lead programming efforts in various areas of interest.
Academic/Judicial Commissioner: Andrew Schmitz
A Carroll Christmas Commissioner: Kenny Bryson
Athletics/Weight Room Commissioner: Alex Trahe-Valencia
Dance Commissioner: Logan Wishart
Director of Dorm Outreach: Matt Bridgman
Grillmaster: Andrew Rebholz
Lakeside Commissioner: Chris Mulholland
Liturgical Music Commissioner: Jarek Jankowski
Liturgy Commissioner/Sacristan: Georgi Saucedo
Service/Sustainability Commissioner: Chase Miller
Traditions/Social Network Commissioner: Doug Lyon Jr.