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Pictured from left: University of Louisiana at Lafayette SGA President Chandler Harris, Louisiana Tech University SGA President Matt Flynn, University of Louisiana at Monroe SGA President Joseph Walker, Southeastern Louisiana University SGA President Richard Davis, Nicholls State University SGA President Grant Henry, University of New Orleans SGA President Kenady Hills, McNeese State University SGA President Erik Martzhan, and Northwestern State University SGA President Jacob Ellis. Grambling State University SGA President Adarian Williams not pictured.

Student Advisory Council (SAC)

This is an officially-recognized advisory council to the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System. Consisting of the Student Government presidents from the System’s nine universities, SAC provides an important link between the needs of the students on the campuses and the goals of the System. The Council members receive input, such as suggestions for improvements, from the students at each of the individual universities and share these inputs among the group. The System's student Board member acts as the Council’s spokesperson to the Board of Supervisors.

Meet the 2018-19 Student Advisory Council

An officially-recognized advisory council to the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.

Adarian Williams

Grambling State University

Major: Liberal Arts and Visual & Performing Arts
Classification: Senior
Hometown: Simsboro, LA
Why did you choose your university? In addition to being one of the country’s top producers of African American graduates and the top producer of Computer Information Science grads in Louisiana, Grambling State University is the home of the internationally renowned Tiger Marching Band and the “winningest” coach in college football, the legendary football coach Eddie Robinson, Sr. I chose to attend Grambling State University because it is steeped in history, with a longstanding tradition of excellence, and continues to emphasize the value and importance of each student, exemplified by our motto: “Where Everybody Is Somebody.”
What is your favorite spot on campus? My favorite spot on campus is “The Yard” because you’re outside and can take in the beautiful campus around you while also being productive. Although it can get a little bit loud, you can grab a bite to eat from the Cafeteria, Tiger Express or Cash Street, and plug in your headphones, and you are set to get a lot of work done. Also, a bonus to being on The Yard is you can socialize and attend the frequent events hosted there

Matt Flynn

Louisiana Tech University, Student Advisory Council Chair

Major: Economics
Classification: Junior
Hometown: Homer, LA
Why did you choose your university? I chose Tech because of its excellent blend of Division 1 opportunities in athletics and extracurriculars, but D3 feel within the classrooms and interactions with professors!
What’s the best part about living in your university’s city? The best part about living in Ruston is the quick access to see Tech kick butt in all of our athletics. HOW BOUT THEM DOGS?

Erik Martzhan

McNeese State University, Student Advisory Council Vice Chair

Major: Accounting
Classification: Junior
Hometown: Lake Charles, LA
Why did you choose your university? I grew up praising the blue and gold, so when it came down to it, I knew McNeese was for me.
What’s your favorite movie of all time? Saving Pvt. Ryan

Grant Henry

Nicholls State University, Council of Student Body Presidents Secretary

Major: Marketing
Classification: Senior
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Why did you choose your university? I chose my university because I fell in love with the community upon my first visit. Thibodaux has cultivated a culture based on family ideals, mixed with the hospitality that is signature to southern Louisiana.
What is your dream job? My dream job was once to be an NBA player. As that aspiration fades, my goal is to be in a job that allows me to change the world. Whether that be in the capacity of teacher, POTUS, non-profit founder, business owner— I simply want to have the biggest impact I can have on this world.

Jacob Ellis

Northwestern State University

Major: Business Administration
Classification: Junior
Hometown: Athens, LA
Why did you choose your university? I chose Northwestern State because of the hometown feel of the town and the family atmosphere of the campus. I also saw myself getting involved in so much more here than any other institution I visited. I believe I made the best choice for me.
What’s your favorite movie of all time? My favorite movie of all time would have to be the “Back to the Future” trilogy. I never get tired of watching those movies. I think it would be so cool to be able to travel back in time to see how things were, and travel to the future to see how things could be.

Richard Davis

Southeastern Louisiana University, ULS Student Board Member

Major: Middle School Education
Classification: Senior
Hometown: Slidell, LA
Why did you choose your university? I chose Southeastern because of its quality Education program and faculty, staff, and administration who truly care for their students. It is also a legacy school because all three of my older sisters are proud Southeastern alumnae.
What is your dream job? My dream job is to serve as an Educational Administrator! I’d like to either be Superintendent of a K-12 school system or President of a Higher Education institution. I love working and advocating on behalf of students on a daily basis.

Chandler Harris

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Student Advisory Council Service Learning Coordinator

Major: Organizational Communication
Classification: Senior
Hometown: Harvey, LA
Why did you choose your university? After touring UL Lafayette, I knew I found my home away from home. I immediately felt the pride, soul, and passion the students and faculty have for this university. I felt the joie de vivre, and for that I am so happy to have picked UL Lafayette as my university.
What’s the best part about living in your university’s city? Moving from New Orleans to Lafayette was definitely culture shock. I learned so much so fast, like the fact that I was pronouncing “lagniappe” wrong and that Mardi Gras was a whole different ball game here. Eventually, I learned the ropes of what it means to be a Lafayette leauxcal and I couldn’t be happier. The best part about living in Lafayette is the unity within the community. Specifically, Festival International is my favorite time of the year because of the food, music, and people from all over the world. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Joseph Walker

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Major: Risk Management and Insurance
Classification: Senior
Hometown: Bossier City, LA
Why did you choose your university?: ULM offers a lot of unique programs that I was very interested in pursuing. I was actually very interested in the atmospheric sciences program at the time, as well as pharmacy, risk management, and construction management. Plus, they give great scholarships!
What’s your favorite spot on campus and why? My two favorite spots are definitely Schultz Cafeteria and the bayou. Schultz is an all-you-can-eat buffet and the food is pretty good. All you need is a group of buddies and before you know it, you realize you’ve been talking for two and a half hours and it’s 15 minutes after closing (true story. It happens more often than I’m willing to admit). I also have to include the bayou because when my schedule allows it, I love floating out there in a kayak.

Kenady Hills

University of New Orleans

Major: Anthropology
Classification: Junior
Hometown: Alexandria, LA
Why did you choose your university? The amazing anthropology program, the beautiful city, and wonderful people! (And I’m 10 minutes away from Cafe Du Monde.)
What is your dream job? To be Michelle Obama’s executive BFF.

Student Resources

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