Thomasville, N.C., native Brandon Davis has been elected president of the Student Government Association (SGA) of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Among his new duties, Mr. Davis will represent the students on the Board of Trustees. He will also be a speaker at UNCP's ceremonial events, including Commencement and Convocation.
Mr. Davis has been active in a variety of student activities at the university. He has been a class representative on the SGA for the past three years, a wrestler and president of the African American Student Association. He is a Student Ambassador with the Office of Admissions, sings in the Voices of Serenity gospel choir and is a Peer Assistance Leader.
"The most rewarding thing about my work in student government is representing student interests on faculty committees," he said. "It's great when action is taken that you have initiated on behalf of the students."
A rising senior, Mr. Davis is a biology major with a career goal of becoming a physical therapist. He is a member of the Health Careers Opportunities Program, a federally funded program that assists students into health careers.
With SGA he chaired the Committee on Student Issues and was treasurer last year. His goal for student government next year is to improve communications between students and administration.
"The most important part of my platform is to have monthly or bi-monthly student forums where administration can answer questions and students can get to know administrators," Mr. Davis said.