Joshua Evans selected as Senior Class President 2017-2018
The more Alcorn State University junior Joshua Evans started to associate with his fellow Alcornites, the more he started to realize his leadership potential. It was the encouragement of his peers that led Joshua to pursuing the title of Senior Class President 2017-2018
“I’ve met a lot of people who said that I have leadership qualities,” said Joshua, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native and secondary education major. “I thought the best way to display those qualities was to step up and actually become a leader.”
Turns out, his friends were right. Joshua was voted Senior Class President for the 2017-2018 academic school year. He’s looking forward to exercising the leadership qualities that everyone has seen in him.
“I think I’ll be a good leader because I have good listening skills. I try my best to have sympathy for others and to display a kind demeanor.”
Chasing a position with the Student Government Association wasn’t a part of Joshua’s agenda until he realized the power that comes with being one of the voices for the student body. He feels that his experience with other organizations will allow him to enforce initiatives of progress on campus.
“Over the course of my three years here at Alcorn, and being a part of different student body cabinets, I’ve been able to observe how things work. Now that I’m in this position, I have the power to encourage positive changes.”
Joshua plans to use his position to promote leadership enhancement.
“My goal is to encourage seniors to become leaders in the future. I feel that if they become more active in promoting events and initiatives on campus, then that would inspire juniors, sophomores and freshmen to take on leadership roles as well.”
Joshua said that his main goal is to encourage the class of 2018 to finish strong by graduating.