Student Leadership Council (SLC)

From our constitution, “the purpose of the Student Leadership Council (SLC) is to add value to students’ campus life. We strive to empower the next generation of UGA Griffin students through building character and leadership/teamwork skills through student-led campus events that foster a thriving and fun community at UGA Griffin.” If this organization is something you might be interested in, we strongly encourage you to apply as our applications are open for this academic year.

Note – only a limited number of open positions are available.

​​​​​​​From our constitution, “the goal is to empower each member to grow as a leader, as a team player, to become more accountable, dependable, and a better time manager, so we take control of what needs to be accomplished in order for a successful and fun year in the SLC. If we can’t succeed in doing schoolwork, research, and in this organization, how can we expect to succeed in life when we have a job, a family, and have more obligations? Don’t be afraid to call anyone out and give constructive criticism because that is how we learn and grow. Let’s work to grow as a team and have a successful year.”

Misty Smith and Lee Taylor serve as the organization’s advisors. Students who are interested in joining SLC should fill out a UGA Griffin Student Leadership Council (SLC) Application.

Applications for Student Leadership Council are currently closed until August 2024. Check back here for the application!

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Spring 2024 UGA Griffin Student Leadership Council 

  • Peter Chiarelli – President – Ph.D. Food Science & Technology –   Chicago, Illinois
  • Umar Munir – Vice President – M.S. Crop & Soil Sciences
  • Sarah Bragg – B.S. in Microbiology and B.S. Psychology– Griffin, Georgia
  • Javier Cruz – Ph.D. Food Science & Technology – Guatemala
  • Phanidra Gude – M.S. Food Science & Technology – India
  • Daniel Ibiyemi – Ph.D. Entomology –  Nigeria
  • Myungji Kim – Ph.D. Food Science & Technology – South Korea
  • HwaEun Lee – Ph.D. Food Science & Technology – South Korea
  • Ion Marshall – B.S. Biological Sciences – Georgia
  • Akhila Pati – M.S. Food Science & Technology – India
  • Kriti Poudel – M.S. in Crop & Soil Sciences – Nepal
  • James Robinson – B.B.A. in General Business, B.S. Agribusiness, and B.S.F.C.S. Consumer Economics with a concentration in Financial Planning – Columbus, Georgia
  • Nickolas John Swearingen – B.A. Franklin College of Arts, Terry College of Business – Georgia
  • Munah Ugo-Ukegbu – M.S. Food Science & Technology – Nigeria
  • Kumar Vaibhav- M.S. Crop & Soil Sciences – India
  • Mayra Villar-Buzo- M.S. Food Science & Technology- Griffin, GA