Office of the President

Ayyan Zubair

The Office of the President provides a direct link between the 17,000+ undergraduate student body and the Stony Brook University Administration. The President serves as the Chief Executive of the Undergraduate Student Government and is responsible for all strategic initiatives of the USG.

Email:  azubair@stonybrookusg.org

Office Phone: (631) 632-6460

Office Hours

Monday: 9am – 2pm

Tuesday: 9am – 1pm

Wednesday: 9am – 2:30pm

Thursday: 9am – 12pm 

Friday: By appointment 

Initiatives

  • Securing menstrual pads in bathrooms around campus
  • Revamping the course retake policy
  • Fighting the stigma behind mental illness
  • Combatting alcohol/drug abuse and sexual assault
  • Curbing the effects of grade deflation
  • Fostering an open and inclusive environment for all

Assistants

  • Rakia Syed (Chief of Staff)
  • Mouri Matin (Deputy Chief of Staff)
  • Rena Thomas (Director of Communications)
  • Kiki Tsirakidis (Executive Assistant to the President)
  • Orni Chowduhry (Senior Advisor and Director of Legislative Affairs)
  • Ian Lesnick (Director of Diversity Affairs)

About Ayyan

Ayyan Zubair is an Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Economics student at Stony Brook University, where he serves as the President of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), representing over 17,000 undergraduates and managing over $3.5 million. Passionate about creating and maintaining a diverse and equitable learning experience for all, Ayyan has successfully advocated for free menstrual pads on campus and eliminating downward curving to foster a collaborative learning experience.

Fascinated by the intersection between public policy and advocacy, he has worked for political campaigns and governmental agencies at the local, national and international levels. Furthermore, Ayyan founded the youth program at his mosque to support Muslim youth and conduct interfaith programs to promote understanding and dialogue, and created Pakistanis4SocialChange, an international 501(c) non-profit journalistic endeavor to empower change-makers the world over.

An amatuer journalist, he has written for The Prospect, The Long Island Herald and The Huffington Post. As a first-generation American Muslim of Pakistani descent, Ayyan acutely understands the feeling of marginalization and strives to aid in expanding the “American Dream” to any and every American, regardless of background.

In the not-so distant future, he hopes to attend law school and pursue a career in public service. A meme-minded millennial, you can most often find Ayyan reading the New York Times or listening to the Migos, often simultaneously.