Student Government Association (SGA)

The Voice of the Students, To Serve the Students


RaCia Poston


Classification: Senior

Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana 

Major: Social Work 

Campus Involvement: Student Government Association; Alpha Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Vanderbilt Army Reserve Officers' Training Course (ROTC); New Direction Gospel Choir; University Honors Program, Collegiate 100, Peer Leader Program 

Motto: "If Better is Possible, Good is not Enough."

Why I Love TSU: "Tennessee State University is one of the best schools that this nation has to offer. I could not envision my college experience at any other institution. After only one visit to TSU, I instantly fell in love with the campus, the family atmosphere and programs and services that would be offered to me. TSU is a Historically Black College/University that is rich in history and gives its students the tools and resources to compete on local, national and international platforms."

Most Memorable Experience as a Student Leader: "Becoming the first female president in 7 years has been the most memorable experience for me. Upon running for this position, I received an overwhelming amount of support from the student body. Many of which have been young women that have conveyed to me that I have been an inspiration and role model to them. Encounters such as this continue to fuel me to be a better woman and servant!"


Executive Vice-President

Brett- Alexander Jackson II

Erica Smith- SGA Vice President

Classification: Senior

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia 

Major: Architectural Engineering

Campus Involvement: Student Government Association; National Society of Black Engineers; Orator; Founder of Tailored Tuesday; Collegiate 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee. 

Motto: “What You Desire is no Less than what You Deserve."

Why I Love TSU: “Tennessee State University provided me with the tools, resources and network to establish growth as a young man while succeeding academically and professionally during my collegiate matriculation."

Most Memorable Experience as a Student Leader: ”My Freshman Year."





House of Delegates

Student Election Commission


Mr. and Miss Tennessee State University and the Royal Court

Class Officers

General Assembly


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Mr. Tennessee State University

Delvakio Brown

Darren Bragg-Mr. TSU

Classification: Senior

Hometown:  Boliver, Tennessee

Major: Mass Communications focus in Journalism/ Non Profit Management

Campus Involvement: Student Government Association; Tennessee State University Student Ambassador;  Collegiate 100; President of the TSU Chapter of the National Brotherhood Chain, Inc.; TSU the Meter; TSU News 98; TSU Speech and Debate Forensics Team

Motto: ":Live Rich, Die Poor; Never make the Mistake of doing it the Other Way Around."- Walter Annenberg

Why I Love TSU: I love TSU because I'm surrounded by faculty, staff, and peers that motivate me every day to keep going.  TSU gave me a family away from home.  There are so many opportunities to better myself and the world because of TSU and I'm so grateful for that 

Most Memorable Experience as a Student Leader: "The ability to wake up every morning to help bring a smile to a student's face is life changing. Being the ear to listen, a support system, an encouragement, a shoulder to lean on and a voice that stands for the students surpasses every struggle that I have ever faced in my collegiate experience. It is bigger than any program that I have created because someone's life is touched and people remember how I made them feel if they ever forgot my name."

Miss Tennessee State University

Tyra Laster

Samantha Thomas

Classification: Senior

Hometown: Marietta, Georgia 

Major: Mass Communications

Campus Involvement: Miss Tennessee State University; Alpha Psi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.;National Association of Colored Women’s Club;Forensics Speech and Debate team; TSU The Meter;TSU News 98;University Honors Program;Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society;

 Motto: "“You can’t control all the events that happen to you, but you can control not to be reduced by them.” –Maya Angelou 

Why I Love TSU: " TSU is a family. You can’t walk across the land of golden sunshine without someone embracing you with a hug and hello. I love TSU for that. A family is a group of people that stick together and support one another, TSU does just that. Not only does one feel the genuine embrace of their peers, but the monumental history that is engraved in this campus is what makes TSU, The TSU. This University has shaped doctors, athletes, lawyers, artists, engineers, and many more to be the great success and legends they are today. Students and faculty are filled with knowledge, determination, and leave with everlasting pride that can never be tarnished. I love TSU because it’s like a second family to me." 

Most Memorable Experience as a Student Leader: "When I was a freshman at Tennessee State University, I entered the Robert N. Murrell contest and took home third place in the freshmen category. The following year, I tried again as a sophomore, and won first place over all. In those moments, I realized that in order to receive the full HBCU experience at TSU, you have to get up and try. Winning the annual oratorical contest was so humbling to me because not only was it was reassurance that I attend a rich, fruitful H.B.C.U.; but that I was able to use my voice as a platform to speak about TSU and what excellence the University has done for so many, just as an underclassman."


Student Election Commission

Kourtney Daniels

SEC Chair

Classification: Junior

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Major: Agricultural Sciences with a Concentration in Food Sciences and Technology

Campus Involvement: Student Election Commission Chairperson for the 75th Student Government Association; Alpha Beta Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.; College of Agriculture Human and Natural Sciences Ambassador Team; Tennessee Louis-Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation; Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences; Dean’s Scholars Program; Linked to Excellence Program; University Honors Program; Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society; Golden Key International Honor Society

Motto: "Take on Every  Experience, Whether Good of Bad, as an Opportunity for Learning and Growth."

Why I Love TSU: “The Illustrious Tennessee State University has been an absolute blessing to me since beginning my matriculation freshman year. Being a part of the Big Blue Family has given me the opportunity to make connections with faculty, staff, and alumni as well as form cherished friendships with my fellow peers. I've learned valuable lessons while attending TSU that will assist me when I go forth to serve in any endeavor.”

Student Union Board of Governors

Keyasha Wright

Amyre Stewart-SUBG Chair


Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Major: health Science

Campus Involvement: Student Union Board of Governors; Love You Like a Sister (L.Y.L.A.S.); National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Motto: "Never be bullied into silence. Never Allow Yourself to be a Victim. Accept No One's Definition of your Life; Define Yourself"

Why I Love TSU: “ I love TSU because it is my home away from home. This Institution has brought me friends, memories, tears, laughter and so much more. I am forever grateful. My high school mascot was a tiger and were taught, Once a Tiger, always a tiger."



2013 SGA



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