Tallahassee, FL - Newly-elected Florida A&M University (FAMU) Student Government Association (SGA) President Breyon Love and SGA Vice President Troy Harris say they are ready to enhance the educational experience for students during the 2011-2012 academic year.
Love, 21, a junior business administration student from Conyers, Fla, said he is excited about next year.
"I'm excited about the big things we're going to do next year," said Love, who currently serves as the student body vice president. "I feel I have what it takes to move the student body in a positive direction."
Harris, 20, a junior business administration student from Decatur, Ga., said he is ready to support Love in all of his endeavors.
"I'm ready and willing to step in and do what the president needs me to do," said Harris. "I feel blessed to be able to serve in a similar role as I did last year as junior class vice president, but on a larger scale. This is something I'm very passionate about."
A few of the initiatives of the Love-Harris Administration include: extending Coleman Library's hours of operation, creating a 24-hour study lounge on campus, providing shuttles for students on campus to shopping centers and grocery stores once a month, and a subsidizing the price for shuttles taking students to Tampa or Orlando for breaks.
"We're also going to push raising funds for retention scholarships for students," said Love, who will also serve on the FAMU Board of Trustees.
He added that to be a good student leader, one has to be innovative, trustworthy and have a good vision. The leader also must have the ability to manage people and speak up when something is wrong.
Harris noted that he wants to bring back "the old spirit of homecoming," uplift student morale and increase campus unity.
He said it feels great to be the newly elected student body vice president.
"I'm almost always on campus, and students can reach me by phone and e-mail," said Harris.
Photo caption: Breyon Love (sitting) is the president elect and Troy Harris is vice president elect for the Florida A&M University Student Government Association.