Columbus State University Announces 2019-2020 Presidential Envoys

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Columbus State University has announced the names of 18 student leaders who will serve as 2019-2020 Presidential Envoys. The group of high-achieving students from across campus will represent the university at some of its most important events.

Eight of the Presidential Envoy members are returning from last year. The primary purpose of the initiative is to develop future alumni leadership and to assist the Office of the President, the Office of Alumni Engagement and Special Events, and University Advancement. These representatives will give their perspective on the CSU student experience to trustees, alumni, and community leaders. The program also provides an opportunity for professional development in organizational leadership for these students chosen as Presidential Envoys.

Representing a variety of majors and backgrounds, the student leaders will serve as the face of the CSU student body at events such as CSU Foundation Board of Trustee meetings, Tower Society Gala, Presidential Receptions, and the Red & Blue Gala. The group of Presidential Envoys are:

*Abby Grace Moore (President), Senior, Biology Major from Thomaston, GA

Shannon Eshman (Vice President), Junior, Special Education Major from Columbus, GA

Gracen Allen - Freshman, Criminal Justice Major from Columbus, GA

Savannah Bridges - Sophomore, Biology Major from Columbus, GA

Sophie Brown - Sophomore, History Major from Waverly Hall, GA

*Crystal Burlison - Junior, Marketing Major from Jonesboro, GA

*Noah Churchwell - Junior, Business Finance Major from Columbus, GA

Valencia Coleman - Senior, Computer Science Major from Smiths Station, AL

Deja Dalton - Junior, Marketing Major Finance Minor from Jefferson, GA

*Zari Elliott - Junior, Early Childhood Education Major from Greensboro, NC

Riley Higgins - Freshman, Biology Major from Columbus, GA

Joshua Mellman - Freshman, Business & Theatre Major from Blue Ridge, GA

*Joshua Richmond - Senior, Art Major from Cordele, GA

Nina Rollins - Junior, Exercise Science Major from McDonough, GA

*Dennis Seldon - Graduate Student in Computer Science, from Columbus, GA

*Anju Shajan - Sophomore, Accounting Major from Columbus, GA

*Matthias Smith - Junior, History & Art History Major from Phenix City, AL

Ainsley Steeves - Junior, English & Art Major from Franklin, GA

*Indicates returning Envoy