Meet Austin Ogletree, SGA President
Austin Ogletree is a rising junior at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University from Barnesville, Georgia. As a scholar in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, he dreams to one day apply his business acumen and analytical skills to enhance the quality of equal opportunities within public education.
While attending A&T, Ogletree has been actively involved and he now serves as the Student Body President. Along with Student Government, he’s involvement includes The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), serving as a campus Resident Assistant for two years, and also serving as the Treasurer of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, Incorporated.
Ogletree campaigned on the platform was The Return of Aggie Pride: Explore. Discover. Become. His aim is to increase the sense of our university's most valued treasure: "Aggie Pride." He describes himself as “highly engaged” within the campus community; therefore his mission is to develop the same sense of enthusiasm throughout the campus. From the highest of faculty to the newest of students, he believes that the energy, the time, and the respect that we invest into A&T, will directly determine our ability to be recognized and accepted as not only the largest HBCU in the country, but the most outstanding higher-institution in the world.
Austin Ogletree most recently served as an Emerging Leader delegate for the US: China Cultural Exchange as a part of a White House Initiative on international study. This 3-week emersion program sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), allowed him and 19 other undergraduate STEM scholars to travel to Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai, China to represent the United States abroad. International travel has inspired him to promote an Aggie brand that extends far beyond the undergraduate experience. The Ogletree Administration actively advocates for post-graduate education, career readiness, and cultural awareness, moreover he strives to develop the social and physical atmosphere of North Carolina A&T. Ogletree believes that every student receives a well-rounded education experience--particularly one that allows you to know and be a part of this global society.
Ogletree was most recently selected from a national applicant pool of 450 to serve as a 2015 HCBU All-Star Ambassador for the White House Initiative on HBCUs. After graduating from A&T in May 2017, he then plans to enter the management consulting industry and public policy. After a few years of work experience, Ogletree intends to obtain a dual-degree of Master’s in Business and Public Administration. Needless to say, he will leverage the experiences and knowledge gained to achieve greater feats in American Education reform.
Ogletree has two younger siblings: Dallas and Olivia. He is the son of Pastor Craig and Sister Sherrelle Ogletree. He enjoys singing, trying new foods, and his favorite colors are blue and gold. He lives each day by his favorite quote:
“Don’t tell me the sky is the limit, when there are footprints on the moon.”