SGA Executive Cabinet
Student Body President
The Student Body President is the chief executive officer of Student Government and the spokesman of the student body to all UMHB constituencies, the public and media, and other colleges and universities. This position also advises Class Officers and the rest of the executive cabinet.
2020-2021 Student Body President
Garrett Smith is a Junior History major from Belton, Texas. Since his time at UMHB, he has been called to serve and help lead our university. He has served in the Student Government since his Sophomore year of college and previously served as the Class of 2022 President. As Class President, Garrett helped pass both Coffee and Crusaders & UMHB High School Student Council Outreach. Prior to attending Cru Nation, he served in a number of leadership roles: Belton High School Class President (2014-2018), Texas Boys State Governor (2017), Boys Nation Senator (2017),
City of Belton Youth Advisory Committee Member (2014-2018), City of Belton Youth Advisory Committee Chairman (2017-2018). Currently, in addition to his duties as Student Body President, Garrett serves on the City of Belton Zoning Board of Adjustment, and is the Head Resident Assistant (RA) to UMHB’s Lord Hall.
Garrett’s experience serving UMHB, combined with his prior leadership experience and love of his hometown of Belton, assisted him in developing a clear vision for the Student Government Association: This vision is student retention and recruitment. His plans post-graduation is to serve his community, state, and nation via public service. Garrett is directly available via email or phone, and he would love to see you during his office hours in the Student Life suite, located on the second floor of the Bawcom Student Union.
Student Body Vice-President
The Student Body Vice-President assists the chief executive officer of the Student Government Association. This position also assists in the fulfillment of the overall Student Government vison.
2020-2021 Student Body Vice-President
Christian Cook was born in the great state of Nevada. Growing up in a military family, she moved around often before finally settling in Texas four years ago. Cultivated by a structured household and gracious parents, Christian grew up to be a hardworking, reliable individual.
No stranger to leadership roles, Christian participated in ROTC and Student Council during high school. Through these organizations, she became the diligent and disciplined woman you see today. Due to unforeseen circumstances Christian unfortunately left UMHB for a year, but continued to strive by creating her own organization named Future Black Leaders of America. Then returned to her true home, UMHB, to finish her undergraduate degree. She's currently pursuing a degree in Political Science with a minor in Speech Communication, and plans to become a lawyer. As Student Body Vice-President, she plans to facilitate changes on campus for the benefit of all, while inspiring others to take their own steps and do the same. Christian lives by the quote “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept” -Dr. Angela Davis
Speaker of the Senate
My name is Elizabeth Briscoe and I am a junior Nursing student from The Woodlands/Magnolia area of Houston. This is second year to serve in Student Government. I previously served as the Freshman President for the class of 2022. As Speaker of the Senate, my primary responsibility will be to direct/guide senate meetings and, therefore, to empower our senators to speak for the whole UMHB student body. I am raising my voice, not so that I will be heard by those around me, but so that our senators and student body will be heard.
Director of Spiritual Life
My name is Emma Wayt. I’m a sophomore health science major from White Oak, Texas. My redemption story through Christ is one of my biggest passions, and I love to share about my Savior. I’m thrilled to be honored with the position of Director of Spiritual Life. My hope is to foster Christ’s love and acceptance in this community. My favorite Bible verse is Philippians 1:21 “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”
Director of Public Relations
My name is Gavin Green, and I am a senior Information Systems and Marketing student from Miami, FL. This is my first year to serve in Student Government Association, and I could not be more excited. While at the university I have been involved in athletics, Yearbook Committee, Investment Club, and The American Marketing Association. As Director of Public Relations, I manage the creation of marketing messages and ensure that Student Government Association content is consistent, well timed, and newsworthy.
Page last updated September 29, 2020