Patrick Herbert Jr. elected 2017-2018 Student Government Association president

The student body at Alcorn State University has chosen an experienced student leader to be their voice for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Patrick Herbert Jr., an accounting major who was sophomore class president for the 2015-2016 academic year, was elected Alcorn’s 91st Student Government Association president Tuesday, April 4 in the James L. Bolden Campus Union.

Patrick was overcome with emotion when his victory was announced. He reflected on the campaign and all of the work it took for him to reach this point in his college experience.

“Hard work really does pay off,” said Patrick. “Going to class and campaigning had its struggles, but to see that people listened to my views and believed in me was a great feeling.”

Making sure that his peers are well represented is one of Patrick’s main goals. He looks forward to enforcing positive initiatives that would bring students together.

“Other than my experience from serving on the SGA committee, I wanted to run for president because I believe that I can bring positive changes to the student body. I want to see us do a better job at working together to voice the concerns of the student body. Serving them is my main priority.”

While soliciting votes during his campaign, Patrick formed a list of goals that he would like to accomplish on campus in his new student leadership role. He said that he plans to bring programs that would promote academic growth, encourage more male leadership and more positive activities for students.

“I’m looking forward to having an outstanding year. I can’t wait to present my ideas and seeing them fulfilled. I want to be remembered for continuing the great legacy of past SGA presidents here at Alcorn.”

Patrick thanks all of his supporters for believing in him, and he promises not to let them down.

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