Matthew Heutel


Gabelli School of Business, Class of 2022

Major: Finance 
Committees: Gabelli School of Business Dean’s Council, Communications & Marketing Committee
Clubs: Intramural Softball, Ski Club, Investment Banking Society

Why did you join USG?

Joining the United Student Government was a decision that I thought quite extensively over. I justified it with three main points which were as follows. Firstly, I have always done it, starting in the second grade all the way through high school and hopefully through college. Holding a student government position among my classmates has been branded into me. Secondly, I feel that I am skilled in reaching a wide variety of students. I am easy to talk to, and no matter who you are I can probably find something we can converse about. Lastly, I have a strong desire to help the student body. Being able to contribute to the happiness of students both on a personal, and a school-wide level truly interests me. Overall, if you connect these three points, it positions me in such a way where I know what needs to get done, how to do it, and I’ve got the drive to stay persistent. This is what pushes me to continue in Student Government.

What are you hoping to accomplish this year?

My goals for this year are centered around necessary dining hall improvements, social media involvement, and fundraising for the impoverished. Starting with the dining hall, I would like to bring attention to things such as the use of plastic and non-reusable plates, the lack of soda in the machines, and the overall cleanliness of our facilities. Next, I would like to promote more involvement across all social media platforms Fordham offers. Through social media challenges and a consistent posting schedule, I believe this will make social media an optimal space for announcements and general student body connection. And lastly, I want to organize a fundraiser for those experiencing homelessness in our local area. This would be through all the clubs Fordham offers, such that each one would host a stand as they did at club day and you could play games for various prizes. Any profits would go to a charity organization in the Bronx. These ideas and many more are what I am hoping to accomplish this year.