Student Government Association (SGA)

The Voice of the Students, To Serve the Students


Aarian J. Forman


Classification: Senior

Hometown: Danville, Illinois

Major: Business Administration Concentrated in Management 

Campus Involvement: Student Government Association; New Direction Gospel Choir of Tennessee State University; National Society of Black Engineers; National Consortium of HBCU SGA Presidents; TBR President’s Council.

Motto: “You’re More Likely To Succeed At What You’re Motivated To Do!”

Why I Love TSU: Tennessee State is the best “full package” deal that a student could ask for. This institution embodies the holistic vision and mission of what an HBCU is and how much they care. Students at State have the opportunity to evolve in this incubator of success and excellence. For many years TSU has made history with our greats; but now it is our turn to write the next page of our history and it begins with US! Our journey forward will be achieved through engagement, efficiency and excellence! Tennessee State has been regarded as one of the best HBCUs in the country and I am proud to say that I attend an institution that is known for it's research, athletes, civil and social rights activism, and so much more that one list could not contain. Moreover, I am zealous about the opportunity to go out into the world and impact millions of people bearing the name of God first a

Most Memorable Experience as a Student Leader: Of my many memorable experiences at State, I’d have to say the most memorable experience is my first John Merritt Classic. The rush field is experience made a mark in my life and is one of the most vivid memories that I have of TSU. It was my first time seeing how Tennessee State University did football. Coming from a high school that did not have such an amazing band and wonderful alum to feed me at tailgates, I loved every second of the classic and couldn't wait until homecoming. 



Executive Vice-President

Dexter A. Hooks

Erica Smith- SGA Vice President

Classification: Senior

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Major: Business Admin.: Dual Concentration Supply Chain and HR Management 

Campus Involvement:Student Government Association; University’s Honors College Student Leadership Council; D.R.E.A.M Project; N.A.A.C.P Executive Member; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; National Society of Black Engineers; Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society; Golden Key International Honor Society; Office of International Affairs Ambassador

Motto: “Care More Than Others Think Is Wise; Risk More Than Others Think Is Safe; Dream More Than Others Think Is Practical and Expect More Than Others Think Is Possible.”

Why I Love TSU: “Tennessee State University has become my home away from home, naturally. My HBCU has exposed me to young like-minded individuals who see the needs of the surrounding communities and we have been able to take leads in organizations and initiatives to make a difference in the lives of the people who live there. Through community beautification projects to clean the streets and in economic development and sustainability projects for small, locally owned, mom and pop businesses to flourish, I’ve been able to take my passion for service, apply it, and as a result, really uplift people of various ages, from small children, to my elders. TSU’s rich history of innovation, service, and excellence has given me a foundation to achieve a wealth of personal and professional growth, both on campus and in life. I love TSU for providing me the opportunity to execute on my greatest dreams and desires.

Most Memorable Experience as a Student Leader:“Nearing the end of my freshman year, I made a choice to pursue what I thought was the most impactful leadership position on my campus. I, along with 6 of my brothers as rising sophomores’ decided to become RAs in Lena B. Watson Hall, Tennessee State University’s freshman male residence hall. Over the next 2 years, I had been able to influence the lives of over 900 young black kings. In planting holistic seeds in the student body across my campus and giving the men a real model of Black Male Excellence, they’ve bolstered me in now serving on the forefront of the University. In this experience, I’ve built lifelong relationships and a plethora of memorable moments that keep me driven in my pursuit of excellence.”





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

Jordan B. Gaither

Darren Bragg-Mr. TSU

Classification: Senior

Hometown:  Atlanta, Georgia

Major: Exercise Science


Miss Tennessee State University

Alicia R. Jones

Samantha Thomas

Classification: Senior

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee 

Major: Mass Communications


Student Election Commission

Angelica Jacox

SEC Chair


Classification: Senior

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee 

Major: Political Science 

Student Union Board of Governors

Tierra Young

Amyre Stewart-SUBG Chair


Classification: Senior

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee 

Major: Biology


2013 SGA



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