Appalachian State University’s new student body president is from Wilkes County.
He is Michael Davis, a 2017 graduate of Wilkes Central High School and the son of Michael and Marie Davis of Wilkesboro. Davis is a junior at Appalachian.
He was elected in early April and will serve as student body president as a senior next year. Davis was student body vice president last year and has been involved in Appalachian’s Student Government Association (SGA) his entire time at the university.
As student body president, he will be a voting member of the ASU Board of Trustees. In addition to serving on the trustees, Davis said the president’s role is “to make student initiatives happen on campus and be the main student representative in dealings with university administration, alumni and the community.”
He said he wants to make the SGA much more visible on campus. “Students mainly want two things out of their student government and that is to be heard and get results, and I want to put myself and the organization in the best position to combat food insecurity, mental health issues and any COVID-related concerns.”
Also at Appalachian, he is a member of the Student Conduct Board, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and is an Honors College ambassador.
He is pursuing a double major in political science and economics and plans to graduate in May 2021.