Columbia State Student Elected To TBR Student Government Presidents' Council

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Aug. 30, 2016) - - - Kirkland Pinkerton, Columbia State student and SGA president, was recently elected the 2016-2017 secretary of the Tennessee Board of Regents Student Government President’s Council.

“I am beyond ecstatic and ready to serve our students and students across our state,” Pinkerton said.

Pinkerton’s duties in his new position will include: maintaining records of meeting agendas, working with Dr. Heidi Leming, TBR assistant vice chancellor for student affairs to communicate information to council members and assisting with the planning and implementation of council meetings.

Pinkerton attended the TBR SGPC retreat at Deer Run Camps & Retreats in Thompson’s Station on Aug. 9.

Each year the SGPC holds a retreat prior to the start of the academic year so each TBR institution can send members of their delegation to network with other campus leaders, learn about the TBR system and build leadership skills relevant to their roles in student government.

The TBR SGPC is an organization whose membership consists of the student government association president or student leadership organization representative from each Tennessee Board of Regents’ university and community college.

“I am proud of Kirkland for pursuing leadership at the state level,” said Cady Denton, President’s Leadership Society and Student Government Association coordinator. “Pinkerton continues to grow his skills as a leader every day, and I know that great opportunities will come to him from both the TBR and here at Columbia State. He does a wonderful job representing his peers.”

Each TBR institution with representation on the SGPC will participate in one system-wide service project during the academic year, which is selected by the membership at the first meeting of that academic year.

Pinkerton is a Centerville native and a graduate from Hickman County High School.

Kirkland Pinkerton
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Kirkland Pinkerton, Columbia State student and SGA president

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