It is campaign season at HBCUs around the nation and student Charles Robinson-Snead hopes to best represent his school next year as ‘Mr. Delaware State University’.
Robinson-Snead is a junior at DSU majoring in Psychology who said he has worked toward the title since his freshmen year.
He even tried to run for Mr. DSU and SGA president at the same time but was informed that it was not possible to do so.
“I got my start here at DSU [as a freshman] by contacting the current Mr. DSU at the time, Richie Cyrus and I told him that I wanted to be Mr. DSU,” said Robinson-Snead.
“I took his advice and got involved in N.A.A.C.P., Psychology club, Gospel Choir and one of the modeling teams on campus, 1 Entity Modeling Troupe.”
The Mr. DSU hopeful has then went on to become Sophomore Class Vice President, a Hornet Ambassador and an Aspire Scholar, was inducted into the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program and became a Brother of the Gamma Chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
Though Mr. DSU is relatively new at the university, only 8 males have previously served since 2005, Robinson-Snead wants to build on the tradition and said he can best help his university through his work ethic.
“All of my life I have always been a hard worker and one to go beyond to make sure that “the job” gets done. And I brought that characteristic here with me to Delaware State University,” Robinson-Snead said.
“I did not do any of these things to boast or for the credentials but I did them simply because I knew what my end goal was and I knew that all of these things would set me up in the right place to successfully serve the position of Mr. Delaware State University.”
HBCU kings’ plays pivotal roles at black colleges for many males need someone with credentials to look up to.
Robinson-Snead hopes to be a change agent for such students.
“There is nothing wrong with following the rules but I plan to bring Mr. DSU out of his box and out of his stereotypical confinements of the suit and tie,” he said. “I want students to know who Mr. DSU is, I want them to know that he is a student and that he is exactly who they are.”
You can vote for Charles Robinson-Snead as the 2013-2014 Mr. Delaware State University on April 4th in the Memorial Hall Gym from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
His platform is “REVISION: The Transformation of a Man into a King.”
About Delaware State University:
Founded in 1891 as the State College for Colored Students, DSU’s focus on cutting-edge research, technology and business practices have brought the University into modernity and made it a member of the scientific, solution-seeking community.