For the first time in 17 years, Alcorn State University has elected a woman Student Government Association president. 

Jordan Buck will serve as the 2023-2024 SGA president at Alcorn State. 

“It feels great to be a representative for my fellow student body. I campaigned all week, introducing myself and my platform to the student body. I hope that my delivery was received. I have many goals for the campus, but my main goal is to ensure the students…that their voice, questions, and concerns matter!,” said Buck.

Buck is an agriculture business management major and served as the junior class president.

According to Because Of Them We Can, Buck hopes to “continue her previous initiatives while also improving student engagements, healthy food options, providing monthly newsletters, collaborating with other HBCUs, implementing mental health days on campus and collaborating with campus safety to ensure safe and effective emergency plans.”

She credits her time as the junior class president for preparing her to run for SGA president.

“Serving as junior class president has truly prepared me for this position. I am not perfect, and things may not always go as planned, but I will strive to lead selflessly and to the best of my ability,” Buck said. 

As the newly-elected SGA president, Buck wants to set an example for other young women interested in leadership.

“It has been a while [since the last woman president], but I am dedicated and prepared. I have no doubts about my capabilities, but hearing ‘2023-2023 SGA President Elect’ behind my name is an amazing feeling” Buck said.

“My goal is to always lead by example and shine an inspirational light on myself, the student body, and the campus of Alcorn State University. Hopefully, the next female SGA president is inspired enough to know she does not have to wait ten-plus years to run for this position,” Buck continued.