Kayla Tate, SGA President

Picture of SGA President Kayla TateKayla Mishaun Tate has always been passionate about informing her peers. She wants them to understand they that do have a voice and they should use it in matters that concern them. Tate joined the Aggie Family in 2014, and made it a priority to get to know the campus and those that inhabit it. This allowed her to observe and assess the many ways that this institution functions and better understand why North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T) is the best university for all who attend.

Tate is a Senior, Political Science student from Durham, North Carolina. Throughout her tenure here at A&T, she has been actively involved in the campus community. She has been a member of the Blue and Gold Marching Machine, Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society (Chief of Staff), a member of the Model United Nations team, Couture Productions (Word Sector), and Ladies of Excellence (Marketing and Media Chairperson). Currently, for the third consecutive year, she serves as an Aggie Success Leader with New Student Programs; a second year Peer Mentor through Housing and Residence Life; as a charter member and Third Vice President for the A&T Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity , and as a mentor with Just Bee Empowerment Group for the second year. Aside from her heavy co-curricular involvement, Kayla is also a scholar. This past summer, Tate worked as an Administrative Extern with the United States District Court for the Southern District of California under A&T Alum, Judge John A. Houston. This fall Tate will also attend the Thurgood Marshall Leadership Institute in Washington, DC.

Kayla Tate stands on the platform, “Here To Serve You,” which firmly strives to remain transparent and work diligently to serve as the voice of the student body. Her platform’s main focus is to stay true to the purpose of the Student Government Association. It aims to serve as the primary representative of the student body, commit to the goals of higher education, communicate effectively with university administration, and participate in activities that develop and create awareness of national and international affairs in regards to the significance of an individual.

Upon completion of her undergraduate studies in 2018, Tate plans to attend law school, and eventually join the Air Force JAG Corps. However, her ultimate goal is to serve on the bench as a Supreme Court Justice. Above all, Tate stands on the quote:

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence, and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.”  –Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO