College Democrats of America (CDA)

College Democrats of America mourns the passing of Shannon Barber

PRESS CONTACT: Matt Nowling, Communications Director


College Democrats of America mourns the passing of Shannon Barber

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 17, 2020) — The College Democrats of America released the following statement on the passing of beloved College Democrat Shannon Barber:

“It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of College Democrats of South Carolina Membership Director Shannon Barber. Shannon passed away on June 16 due to a recent health issue. Shannon was a light and reminded us all to always fight for equality.

“During her time with us, Shannon was an extraordinary leader and always fought for justice. Shannon served as the president of the Winthrop University College Democrats, and the Membership Director of the College Democrats of South Carolina, which she was recently reelected as in April.

“Shannon reminded all of us that we could make a difference and that a more equal, fair world is possible. Shannon will truly be missed and we mourn her tremendous loss. Please keep Shannon’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.”


The College Democrats of America Executive Board:

Mikaela Guido, National President

Ethan Smith, National Vice President

Matt Nowling, National Communications Director

Robert Joerg, National Development Director

Toni Rodriguez, National Political Director

Grace Forster, National Programs Director

John Metz, National Council Chair

Savannah Waters, National Council Vice Chair

Emma Woods, National Membership Director

Erica Kelly, National Council Secretary

State Federation Presidents:

Erin Emiroglu, South Carolina

Daniel Green, Illinois

Chloe Stone, North Dakota

Matt Nowling, Ohio

Brayden Sorenson, Minnesota

Hayley Fleming, Massachusetts

Joe Cascino, Texas

Cecelia McDermott, Wisconsin

Ashley Miller, Iowa

Jack Olorvida, Alabama

Katie Besse, Nebraska

Erica Kelly, Virginia

Juan Carlos Mora, District of Columbia

Cameron English, Louisiana

Tasneem Ahmad Al-Michael, Oklahoma

Bhavin Patel, Georgia

Daisy Confoy, Pennsylvania

Hunter Spence, Oregon

Lutie Brown, Maine

The College Democrats of America (CDA) are the official youth arm of the Democratic National Committee, with chapters on over 600 campuses nationwide.