News: School of Public Policy Student is Elected to GT’s SGA Executive Board
Posted June 4, 2020
Congratulations to Public Policy student Kyle Smith! He has been elected by the undergraduate student body to serve as the next Executive Vice President of GT’s Student Government Association.
Kyle J. Smith is a rising third-year Public Policy major and international affairs minor from Waldorf, Maryland. This past year, Kyle served as co-chair of SGA’s Cultural and Diversity Affairs Committee where he had the chance to lead a variety of campus diversity and inclusion initiatives like the Menstrual Product Program and host discussions on topics like Black mental health and environmental racism. He also served as the Public Policy Representative in the Undergraduate House of Representatives. Outside of SGA, Kyle has served as a member of the Allocations Committee in the Georgia Tech Student Foundation, a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Council for the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, and as an undergraduate peer mentor in the School of Public Policy. This year, he is also excited to chair the African American Student Union’s Black Leadership Conference. Academically, Kyle has pursued research in areas including U.S. immigration policy, Black maternal health disparities, and juvenile justice inequities. He eagerly looks forward to continuing to support and empower students.
More about the SGA Executive Vice President Role
The role of the Executive Vice President (EVP) is to support and work alongside the 12 officers in the Executive Cabinet, accomplish concrete initiatives, manage all revisions to the Constitution and Bylaws, coordinate the application process for student appointments, and assist the Undergraduate President in any presidential duties or responsibilities. In fulfilling this role, the EVP also meets regularly with other student leaders on campus and advocates for Georgia Tech’s undergraduate student population when working with Institute faculty members and administration, as well as when representing Georgia Tech in an external capacity. The EVP also advises the Internal Restructuring Board. As a member of the Executive Cabinet, the EVP serves on various Institute-Wide Committees (IWCs).