Student Advisory Board votes Green as top president

Garrett Green

Cierra Baxter

Garrett Green, president of Student Government Association, was honored with the Regent Potts Student Advisory Council Leadership Award for 2013 voted on by his fellow SGA presidents from across Georgia.

“I’m just glad to represent Georgia Southern and help them win another award,” Green said.

The Student Advisory Council is made up of all the SGA presidents across the state that are in the University System of Georgia. The members meet twice a semester to discuss different issues affecting each of their campuses and how the board as well as the university system can correct those issues.

At the last meeting, each SGA president was able to vote on the Regent Potts Award and Green was elected as the winner.

Green recognizes one of his greatest accomplishments as setting the foundation for the first ever State of the University, which took place in fall 2013. The State of the University brought Brooks Keel, Georgia Southern University’s President, the rest of his cabinet and students together in one SGA meeting to give students the opportunity to ask questions about whatever concerns they may have had.

“I think it’s one of those things that I was happy to set the foundation for but I definitely think, like, in another two or three years, every freshmen, sophomore, junior, senior and grad student, they’re going to want to be at the State of the University because they can really hear about the direction that Georgia Southern is going into from the administration that determines that,” Green said.

Green’s next step is graduating in May 2014 with a Masters in Higher Education and has dreams of one day being a president of a university.

From being a shy, quiet freshman who was interested in working out and playing sports to becoming a respected president of SGA, Green has certainly created a name for himself, calling a great experience at GSU an understatement.

“I’ve definitely had some bumps in the road and a lot of learning experiences in between then but overall I can’t tell you how grateful I am that I came to Georgia Southern,” Green said, “I really do whatever it takes to make sure that anything I’m involved in is quality.”