PeerForward Alumni like Jordan Colquitt carry the flame of a Peer Leader long after their workshop. This week, our Alumni Spotlight is on Jordan, who is using his position as President of the Towson University Student Government Association to support first-gen, low-income, and food/technology-insecure students on campus!
Jordan Colquitt is a PeerForward Alumni who completed his workshop in 2019 at Washington College. His postsecondary journey led him to Towson University where he is pursuing a Major in Political Science. For the past 6 weeks, Jordan has been hard at work running his re-election campaign for President of the Towson Student Government Association as part of The Marathon Continues ticket! Now that he has successfully secured his second term, we caught up with Jordan to discuss his work as President of the SGA and how his time with PeerForward helped prepare him for this role.
How have you used your position as Towson SGA President to support first-gen, low-income, and food/technology insecure students on campus?
I established the first-generation limited-income student representative position in the executive cabinet. Using this position; I worked with fellow PeerForward Alum, Citiyana Amsalu, to plan a FAFSA Week with resources geared towards FAFSA completion.
As treasurer last school year, I funded the laptop loaner program, removing barriers in access to technology for TU students. I also serve on the hunger-free Campus task force where we have worked on a number of projects to ensure that no student is left hungry. One project is the Basic Needs Hub, which I was proud to allocate $13,000 from the SGA operating budget to support.
How did your time as a Peer Leader prepare you for this role?
PeerForward equipped me with the knowledge and drive needed to be successful in terms of advancing access to opportunities to succeed. I always find myself using PeerForward methods to set, attain, and track our progress as an organization.
What are your plans for your next term as SGA President?
Next term, I plan on continuing my work to expand representation and access to opportunities for all students. Our full platform can be found on our Instagram: @TMCTowson.