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Student Body President Wins National Leadership Award

March 01, 2017

Peyton LaBauve, a senior biology major at Angelo State University and president of the ASU Student Government Association, received the 2016-17 Student Government Student Leader of the Year Award at the 36th annual Conference on Student Government Associations held Feb. 25-27 at Texas A&M University.

The Student Government Student Leader of the Year Award is presented at the annual conference to the student leader who has demonstrated excellence in leadership on his/her university or college campus, based on the following criteria: 

 

  1. Improvement or creation of innovative and/or necessary services or programs provided for students on the campus;
  2. Increase in the level of student advocacy on campus, in the community or at various levels of government;
  3. Collaboration with other university departments, programming areas, or campus or community partners;
  4. Establishment of programs that are sustainable, capable of evaluation, and in support of both the mission of the university and the student government association;
  5. Engagement of diverse groups in participation through programs, services, or campus advocacy and outreach;
  6. Emergence or development of exceptional leadership skills within the organization and university.

<strong>Peyton LaBauve</strong>Peyton LaBauveA Lampasas native and former U.S. Air Force medic, LaBauve is the ASU student body president for 2016-17. He is also president of the Young America’s Foundation of ASU and president of ASU’s Culture Exchange, a service program that helps integrate international students into ASU campus life. He was nominated for the Student Government Student Leader of the Year Award by Dr. Javier Flores, ASU vice president for student affairs and enrollment management. 

“Peyton has provided excellent leadership and has represented the students of Angelo State University since his arrival on campus,” Flores said. “I am proud that Peyton and Angelo State University have been recognized by the Conference on Student Government Associations.” 

ASU President Brian J. May said, “Peyton’s accomplishments as student body president are too numerous to name them all. His performance in leading and representing our students both on campus and in the community has been exceptional, and he is truly deserving of this award.” 

The Conference on Student Government Associations is held each year on the Texas A&M campus and annually welcomes over 400 delegates from institutions across the nation, as well as from schools in Qatar, Mexico and the Caribbean. The purpose is to provide a conference that focuses on the needs of student leaders and, more specifically, those of student government. To fulfill this purpose, the conference includes expert speakers, workshops and roundtable discussions.

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